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Shuifu Culture

Shuifu county is the  northern gate of Yunnan province and the first port of Yangtze river. In the old time, here is the vital hub of land silk road.  In nearly 2000 years’ development, Shuifu has formed its’ unique culture. Rare stone culture is an important branch of it.


Rare Stone Cultural Festival (奇石文化节)

Because of its’ special location-near the mountain and by the Yangtze river, there are many kinds of rare stone in Shuifu county, Its classification mainly has landscape stone, hieroglyphic stones, stone screen and other nearly 80 kinds. Among them, stone screen(画面石), hibiscus stone(芙蓉石)  and landscape stone are relatively famous. The rare stone in Shuifu county has the characteristics of mellow and full shape, fine quality, amazing color, beautiful line and so on. There are many rare stone halls in Shuifu now, like Xiangjiaba rare stone hall, ripple hall, east rare stone hall ,etc.  


In 2010, the association of rare stone in shuifu county held the first rare stone cultural festival and made great success. In recent years, rare stone culture is popular among local people, at the same time, the government is trying to carry this fashion forward in China, even in the world. Rare stone culture is going to be the business card of Shuifu county.


Historical figure-Yang Hongguang(杨宏光)

Yang Hongguang(1892-1950),the famous general of the nationalist party, whose hometown was Suijiang county, Yunnan province(Gulou township of Shuifu county, today). Yang was successively held a post in General Longyun ,Tang Jiyao and Luhan’s troops. After the anti-Japanese war, he was appointed as the deputy commander of the Chief 6th Army Corps of the nationalist party. Later, he was captured by the people’s liberation army during the Jinzhou battle(锦州战役).after be released, he back to Yunnan, and held the post of Deputy Commanding Officer Yunnan Province Army Area. In 1949, he joint the Revolts against the Nationalist Government. A year later, he died of illness.

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