Unique pastoral scenery in Puzhehei, Yunnan

Photo taken on July 20, 2013 shows the Puzhehei (普者黑) scenic area in Qiubei (丘北) County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Photos: Xinhua


Puzhehei (pǔ zhě hēi 普者黑 ) National Tourist Resort is located in Qiubei County (qiū běi xiàn 丘北县 ), Wenshan (wén shān 文山 ) in Southeast Yunnan, 280 km from Kunming (kūn míng 昆明 ). It takes on Karst geological features and covers a total area of 165 square kilometers. It was noted for the world- rare and domestic- unique karst landscape and pastoral scenery since 1993.


In the dialect of the Sani People (sā ní rén 撒尼人 ) who is a branch of the Yi (yí zú 彝族 ) ethnic minority, “Pu Zhe Hei” means a place abounding in fish and shrimps. The scenic area gets known for hills, lakes, underground Karst caves and ethnic villages etc. There are altogether 256 tourist sites, 312 isolate hills (peaks), 83 caves, 54 lakes and 40,000 acres of Karst wetlands. There are about 100 karst caves, most with two floors - a higher dry cave and a lower wet cave with an elevation of 1,450 meters. Puzhehei is deemed “the unique pastoral land with Karst landforms” and “beautiful paradise”.


As one of the hottest tourist destinations in Southeast Yunnan, Puzhehei was approved as National AAAA-class tourist scenic spot in 2009. It has been named as the National Wetland Park in 2012. In the Puzhehei, the beautiful lakes and mountains composed a beautiful scenery for your eyes.There are 68 Karst Lakes and over 300 mountain peaks. It is also named "the Guilin in Yunnan” (yún nán guì lín 云南桂林 ) which means the most beautiful place in Yunnan. The limpid lakes, countless green hills, flourishing lotus flowers and small villages side by side attract hundreds of thousands of tourist every year.

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