Yuanmou County

Yuanmou County
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Chuxiong
  Total 2,021 km2 (780 sq mi)
  Total 210,000
  Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Postal code 651300
Area code(s) 0878
Website http://yuanmou.gov.cn/

Yuanmou County (元谋县; pinyin: Yuánmóu Xiàn) is located in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.

The famous Yuanmou Man was found in Yuanmou County in 1965.

Tourist Resources

Besides the big discovery of Yuanmou Man, Yuanmou County is also famous for its Tulin, which literally means earth forest.It is a natural landscape composed of earth columns or pillars forming like immense forest. The unique landscape was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion is earth.There are three scenic areas, which are Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest. Wumao and Langbapu have been developed as scenic areas. Yuanmou Earth Forest has been more and more popular these years.[1]


Coordinates: 25°43′04″N 101°51′40″E / 25.71778°N 101.86111°E / 25.71778; 101.86111

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