Honghe Hani and Yi
Nationalities Autonomous Prefecture
the southern feet of Ailao an Liushao Mountains, there extends
a vast stretch of beautiful richly endowed and mystical land.
This is the Honghe Autonomous Prefecture of Hani and Yi Nationalities,
much alike a piece of green precious stone inlaid at the southernmost
end of China.
The Honghe River flows from the west to
the east across the prefecture. Found in this area are dense
tropical rain forests like many green peaks rising one higher
than another, immense variety of karst landforms, many deep
mirror-like plateau lakes, magnificent views of seas of clouds
in the valleys and ravines, tiers upon tiers of terraced fields
which reach to the sky, and rich rare-metal resources renown
home and abroad.
Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture,
founded on November 18th, 1957 consists of the original Mengzi
prefecture, Honghe Hani & Yi Prefecture and Gejiu, a city
under provincial jurisdiction. It was named after the Honghe
River which flows across its cities and counties.
Prefecture is located in south of Yunnan
province with a borderline of 848 kilometers. It borders
with 6 counties, two provinces and Republic Vietnam. There
are two first-grade trading ports of the State, namely Hekou
and Jinshuihe. It covers an area of 32,931 square kilometers
and administrates two cities, namely Gejiu and Kaiyuan, 11
counties namely Mengzi, Jianshui,
Shiping, Mile, Luxi, Pingbian, Hekou, Jinping, Yuanyang,
Honghe and Luchun.
Besides Han nationalities there are
9 other ethnic minorities.i.e. Hani, Yi, Miao, Dai,
Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Lahu and Buyi, that dwell in the prefecture.
It is the main are in which Hani and Yi as well as Hui
Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture
is situated in the region of plateau monsoon with low
latitude and with the Tropic of Cancer crossing through
its middle continent. Topographically it has various
types of topography ranging from high mountains with
the altitude of 3074.7 meters to river valleys of 76.4
tropical and subtropical climates are dominated with dry and
wet seasons, which make the weather neither very hot in summer
nor cold in winter. Therefore all four seasons are like spring.
The climate may change dramatically at different altitudes.
There are plenty of natural
resources in Honghe prefecture, geographical superiority,
and wonderful land with development possibilities.