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Xichang

Xichang City, located in the southwest of Sichuan, is the capital city of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, the largest Yi people habitation in China. It covers an area of 2655 square kilometers. It is a city where the Spring dwells all year around, at an altitude of 1500 meters high and with the annual average temperature being 17℃, it is recognized as one of the best inhabitable cities in the world for the human being.

Xichang 

Xichang enjoys a prominent regional advantage. Lying on the junction area of Chengdu, Chongqing and Kunming makes Xichang a vital passage from inland to Southwest China and Southeast Asia. Xichang enjoys convenient and advanced transportation of railways, roads and airlines. The Chengdu-Kunming Railway runs all the way through Xichang. The opening up of Xichang to Kunming Express and Xichang to Chengdu Express lessens the time from Xichang to Kunming and Xichang to Chengdu to only 6 hours. The Qingshan Airport in Xichang is a feeder airport with world class infrastructure in China. By far the flights to Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing have been flying.

Xichang 

Xichang experiences fascinating ethnic cultures, with plain but strong ethnic cultures. Human settlements started here as early as Neolithic Age and Qiong people set up their clan here in the Spring and Autumn period. It has a history of more than 2100 year since the establishment of Shire County. Xichang has been a very important town on the South Silk Road since ancient times. The well-preserved ancient town of Ming and Qing dynasty is hailed as one of the “ten most beautiful ancient towns in China”. Xichang hosts 36 ethnic groups such as Han, Yi, Hui and Tibetan people, among which there are 14 ethnic groups who have lived here for generations. It has China’s only Museum that displays Yi slave society. There are brilliant folk culture such as Torch Festival, Yi New Year, Tibetan New Year, Kaizhai Festival, Bimo culture, Gangan wine, Tuotuo meat, Huanqun ceremony, Yi beauty contest, Qiangqin, costumes, lacquers, wrestling, bullfight and sheep-fighting.

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Xichang abounds in various tourist resources. It is an excellent tourist city with a pleasant climate of cool summer and warm winter. It is known as Sun City, Moon City, Little Spring City and Sky City. It is also a crucial junction on the Shangri-la tourism circle and the Sichuan-Yunnan golden tour route. It is one of the five classic tourist areas in Sichuan, with several scenic spots within and on the periphery of Xichang, such as AAAA Level Scenic Resorts of Qionghai-Lu Mountain, Luoji Mountain, Lugu Lake, Lingshan Temple and Satellite Launching Base. Bird-watching Island, Mengli Shuixiang, Yanyu Luzhou, Xibo Heying Qionghai Wetland have successfully established the Sichuan Wetland Park and national Wetland Park.