Honghe Hani and Yi
Nationalities Autonomous Prefecture
full name of Honghe is the Honghe Autonomous Prefecture of Hani
and Yi Nationalities. It gets the name because the Honghe River
(Red River) flows from the west to the east across the prefecture.
Honghe is located in the south of Yunnan province. It's
nearly 300 kilometers to the north of Kunming , the capital city
of Yunnan province. It borders on Vietnam in the south with a borderline
of more than 800 kilometers. There are 9 ethnic minorities in the
prefecture. Among them, the Hani Nationality is one of the characteristic
ethnic minorities. The Yi nationality has the smallest population
in the prefecture.
Prefecture is one of the places with abundant tourist
resources in Yunnan province. Tropical rainforest, karst
formations, plateau, lakes, gorges, ¡°clouds
sea¡±phenomenon and tiers of terraced fields
form its unique tourist attractions. It is like a fairyland
and a wonder in South China. The terraced fields are
encompassed by mist and cloud. They look like the ladders
to the paradise. Honghe is a magical and beautiful gem
inset in the southern frontier of China.
the Honghe prefecture is located in the southern frontier
of China, it has been deeply influenced by the culture
of the Central Plains since ancient times. A lot of
famous human and historic landscapes have formed here.
In addition, these landscapes have a rich connotation
and special style. They blend perfectly with the culture
of the Central Plains together. All these landscapes
offer the best scenery in Yunnan.
Two Major cities of Honghe:
1. Jianshui, 2. Yuanyang