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Yunlong Overview

Design your Yunlong tour?Yunlong ("Cloud Dragon") county is 150 kilometers to the west of Dali, the furthest most travelers get in Yunnan. It is out of the way, requiring almost ten hours of driving from Kunming, with the last four hours on a terrible one-lane road.

‣Where Yunlong Is

Yunlong ("Cloud Dragon") county is 150 kilometers to the west of Dali, the furthest most travelers get in Yunnan. It is out of the way, requiring almost ten hours of driving from Kunming, with the last four hours on a terrible one-lane road.

Yunlong  

•Chinese Name:云龙

•Key Words:Ancient Salt City

•Total Area:4,400.95 km2

•Population:200,000

•Postal Code:672700

‣Salt Horse Ancient Route in Yunlong

Yunlong County used to be a producing area of salt in Yunnan, thus, people called the road on which the salt was delivered Salt Horse Ancient Route. The road connects Lijiang City, Weixi Lisu Autonomous County, Baoshan City, Lingcang City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Tengchong County, Myanmar and Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province.Salt produced there was good, especially that output from Nuodeng Town and some nearby village in this county. Visitors can find five salt mines there. People living in the west Yunnan showed special preference to the salt. It was usually wrapped up with a red cloth as betrothal gifts from the bridegroom to the bride's family in a wedding ceremony. Taxes from the salt had been a main income for the country from Tang Dynasty(618-907) to Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Having been necessary in people's daily life, salt has made some officials related to salt.Locals living around the five mines lived on it. Some of they delivered salt by horse to make a living. On the long road paved by slates, visitors can meet various of stone bridge. Even deep in the forest, it is not hard to see such kind of bridge over brooks. 

‣What to Visit In Yunlong

•The Pi River, also known as the Bijiang (沘 江) is a tributary river to the Lancangjiang (Mekong)

•Bijiang River, whose riverbed forms a shape of Taiji symbol.

Tianchi Lake, extends one square kilometer at an elevation of 2,552 meters in Wubao Mountain.

Tianchi

Taiji

Pi River

‣Yunlong Administrative  Division

Yunlong County is under Dali County’s jurisdiction.There are 4 towns and 7 townships in Yunlong. Towns:Nuodeng(诺邓) 、Caojian(漕涧)、Jiuzhou(旧州)、Baishi(白石).Townships:Baofeng(宝丰)、Guanping(关坪)、Tuanjie(团结)、Jiancao(检槽)、Changxin(长新)、Miaowei(苗尾)、Minjian(民建).

‣Yunlong Food

People who take a tour to Yunlong never forget to taste the food in Yunlong town. As a township having various Chinese ethnic minorities, the local food is different from the one in other places. All the foods in Dali Old feature local culture of ethnic minorities, and all the materials are from this place. It is the creation of local people and the work of human wisdom.

‣Yunlong Transportation

DaLi to Nuodeng Town is about 160 km northwest of DaLi, to get there by public bus, first go to XiaGuan,regular buses leave from "Central Bus Station" to YunLong. Arriving at YunLong hire either a taxi, mini van, or "tut tut" to go the rest of the way to NuoDeng.

‣Travel Tips in Yunlong

•When to visit Yunlong

The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Eryuan is also between March and June.

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