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  1. Hongta-District-Yuxi

The co-existence of different nationalities such as Han, Yi, Hui, Bai, and Hani is an irresistible cultural attraction. Various specialties have added much luster to the thirty-two models in seven types of tourism resources in Hongta District.


Hongta District has a splendid history. Xinxing Zhou was the previous administrative unit and memorable name in Yuxi history. After the founding of New China, Yuxi County was established and then Yuxi City which functioned as a county. In 1998, Yuxi Prefecture was changed into Yuxi Municipality and Yuxi City into Hongta District.


Hongta District now is the political, economic and cultural center and the site of the Party, Army and administrative institutions of Yuxi municipality. It covers an area of 1004km2 with a total population of 382,000. Its favorable ecological conditions benefit people to produce high-quality tobacco, thus “the Home of Yunnan Tobacco”. Being diligent and hard-working, the ethnic groups here have their own splendid cultures, and are good at singing and dancing, thus “the Hometown of Huadeng Opera”. It is also the hometown of Mr. Nie’er, people’s musician who composed the National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China. It offers convenient transportation because it enjoys a geographical vantage. It is located at the hub of the “Three-Lake-One-Mountain” tourist route of Yuxi, on the passageway from Kunming to the scenic spots in Southern Asia.

 The Splendid Hongta District

Adjacent to Kunming it is a bright pearl in the tourist development of Central Yunnan. Hongta Golden Tourist Route consists of all the highlights of tourism in Yuxi Municipality and offers a new chapter and forms an important part of Yunnan tourism with rich and refined cultural connotations.

The stunning beauty Hongta District whose qualities are revealed in the following: the Nine-dragon Pond with its classical, graceful and tranquil style, the towering Gaogu Pavilion, the well-known Hongtashan Hill, the wonderful and luxurious Longma Karst Cave which is like Dragon King’s Palace, the Relics of Ancient Kilns which embody the exquisite workmanship of our ancestors…All this will surely enchant the tourists.


The beauty of Hongta District is also embodied in her creativity: the Dongfeng Reservoir, a beautiful manmade highland reservoir with a storage capacity of 100 million km3, the Jade-like skyscraper at Guansuoba, where the cigarette production line up to the international standard brings its high-quality cigarette like Hongtashan, Ashima and Gonghexinxi to the world market, so we could announce proudly that Yuxi Cigarette Factory is one of the largest factories in the world and No.1 in Asia. The straight boulevards, the brand-new buildings and the emerging satellite towns have added luster of this imposing picture.


The people of Dayingjie Village have turned an old and poor village into a modernized, rich and beautiful socialist town and a new scenic spot. The five tourist spots of Hongta District, with their long histories and rich cultural connotations, embody the germs of their natural and cultural resources. The combined influence of the famous industries, springs, temples, brands and the rich cultural history of Hongta District will surely be useful to have itself upon among the second generation of China’s tourist highlights in the 21 century with its own characteristics.


Hongta Industrial Zone was built by China’s leading tobacco enterprise Hongta Group and started industrial tourism on March 2006. The zone consists of Central Landscape Park, office building, cigarette production lines, technology center, Qianguashan Hill View Deck, Hongtashan Theme Park, Forest Park, and Tobacco Museum. 
The climate of Yuxi is spring-like all round the year and the zone is picturesque with different layers of plants and water facilities. The zone is full of vitality. From a small-scale tobacco leaf redrying factory in 1956 to today’s No.1 industry in the state and world leading transnational enterprise, the development history of Hongta Group represents the history of Chinese industry pursuing to be world class. Visitors to the zone can visit the world-leading cigarette production lines, understand the production process and techniques, and experience the industrial culture of Hongta Group.

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