Luzhou Travel Guide

Luzhou Facts

Luzhou MapChinese Name: 泸州 (lú zhōu)
Population: 5,085,400
Area: 12,232.34 square kilometers (4,722.93 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Sichuan Province, southwest China
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jiangyang, Naxi, Longmatan); 4 counties (Luxian, Hejiang, Xuyong, Gulin)
Area Code: 0830
Zip Code: 646000
GDP (2019): CNY 208.13 billion (USD 30.168 billion)

Famed as the City of Liquor

Luzhou stands in the southeast of Sichuan Province, at the convergence of Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan and Guizhou. It is bordered by Chongqing and Chengdu to the east and the north. It also shares boundaries to the south with Guizhou Province and to the west with Yunnan Province. The distances from the city to Chongqing and Chengdu are respectively 177 and 263 kilometers (109 and 163 miles).

Luzhou is a world-class liquor industrial base with a history of liquor making for more than 400 years. Luzhou Old Cellar (Luzhou Laojiao) and Gulin Lang Liquor which are full-bodied with a long aftertaste are two of its most famous brands. Tourists who like liquor culture can visit the Luzhou Old Cellar Scenic Area where you can see the production site of pure-hand brewing technology and choose a bottle of high-quality liquor as a gift. Besides, Luzhou treats visitors with the largest Ferris wheel in southwestern China and the most luxurious urban theme park in southern Sichuan – City of Liquor Park. Ancient Town of Yaoba which features the culture and ancient customs of Sichuan and Guizhou is also worth seeing.

Luzhou Attractions - Things to Do

 Ancient Town of Yaoba: Located in the border area between Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces, the Ancient Town at Yaoba is about 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) from Luzhou, 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) from Chishui City and 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hejiang County. This ancient town brings together the dense historical culture and folk-customs of the two provinces, so it is a characteristic historical town, a base for making films and a Holy Land of Buddhists in this area. 

The richly historical town was a military stronghold and a prosperous marketplace in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). In ancient times, it was an important crossroad between Sichuan Province and Guizhou Province. Carrying official letters to Chishui City, the couriers had to cross this town, so the Yaoba post-house was built by the government. All kinds of merchants who brought varied goods gathered here, so the bazaar was very prosperous and became known as 'Small Hong Kong'. 

The town is rich in ancient architecture, such as the 1,000-meter (1,094 yards) long old street made from blue stones, the groups of antique folk houses, archway for Jinshi (former third degree candidate in the national civil service examination), Dahong Rice Store and Dongyue Temple. The group of folk houses enjoys the reputation as a living fossil of old residence in south Sichuan. They were built according to the terrain at different levels, but they stand in good order. The Dahong Rice Store is the benchmark building of this ancient town. It is a two-storied building with spacious courtyards, delicate carved railings with exquisite pavilions and elegant corridors. Standing at the center of this town, the Dongyue Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it is here that a temple fair is held on March 18th (the lunar calendar) every year. 

With pleasant climate, luxuriant vegetation and beautiful scenery, the ancient town attracts many directors to make films and serial shows, making it become a well-known 'Film-Video City in Southern Sichuan'. 

Getting There:
At Xiaoshi Passenger Station or Tuojiang Passenger Station, there are direct buses to Yaoba Ancient Town. 

Bus Departure Time
Luzhou – Yaoba
05:30, 08:00, 09:30, 12:30, 14:30
Hejiang – Yaoba
06:30, 07:30, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00  
Jiuzhi (Chishui) - Yaoba
07:00, 09:00, 13:00, 16:00
Admission Fee:
CNY 30

 Fobao Scenic Spot: This scenic forest resort is located in Hejiang County. Within this scenic spot, are bamboo forests, waterfalls, crags, streams and caves.  Especially striking is the harmonious contrast between the emerald forest and red Danxia landscape, making Fobao one of the most stunning scenic resorts of the city. 

 Other Scenic Spots: Huangjing Scenic Resort in Gulin County, Old Pit of Luzhou Daqu Liquor

How to Get to Luzhou

Luzhou Yunlong Airport is about 17 kilometers (about 10.5 miles) from the city proper operating flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Wuhan, Luoyang, Kunming, Wenzhou, Changchun, Shenyang, Zhuhai, Haikou, Lanzhou, Guiyang, Shijiazhuang, Xishuangbanna, Daocheng, Nanning, Xiamen, Changsha, Lijiang… The airport has opened 8 daytime airport bus lines and 2 night airport bus lines.

In the city proper, there are seven long-distance bus stations in total. Along with these, bus stations in other areas also operate buses to big cities such as Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, or counties within the city. Luzhou is about three hours' drive from Chengdu and only one hour and a half to Chongqing.



Enjoying a subtropical humid climate, the city is warm in spring and autumn, hot in summer and cool in the winter. Due to topographic influence, Luzhou weather in southern part varies in different regions ranging from temperate climate to subtropical climate. Droughts and rainstorms may occur in summer. Visitors can come here at any time during the year, though the end of summer and early autumn are especially favorable for visiting. 

Luzhou Travel Tips

 History: Around the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), newcomers from Central China brought advanced techniques and civilization to this region, greatly promoting the development of the region's economy and culture. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the region became a vital communication hub in Southwest China, busy in vintage brewing and salt production. This period also saw a rapid growth and development in trading with ethnic minorities. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it was a political, economical, martial and cultural center as the convergent area between Sichuan and the surrounding provinces.              

 Physical Features: This area lies at the transition area between the southern Sichuan Basin and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The terrain slopes downward from the south to the north. River valleys and hills make northern part a land of milk and honey. Its southern mountainous area boasts rich forest and mineral resources.   

 Special Local Products: Longan, litchi, Luzhou Laojiao (a kind of Daqu liquor), paper umbrellas

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Luzhou Travel
Asked by Lukas from SLOVAKIA | Mar. 08, 2019 09:26Reply
Luzhou to Leshan or Emeishan by bus or train
I am planning to visit Chishui and hope to get to either Leshan or Emeishan by bus or train from LZ. Is there any such connection or do I need to transfer in Chengdu? How long might it take, any idea about times and cost, please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hunter from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 11, 2019 23:18

1. LZ to Leshan: Take the direct coach from LZ Bus Station to Leshan Passenger Transport Center. The bus schedules are 08:30, 09:20, 10:30, 11:10, 12:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:20 and 16:00. The ticket fare is around CNY100/person. It takes around 3 hours on the way.

2. LZ to Emeishan: Take the direct coach from LZ Xiaoshi Bus Station. The bus schedules are 08:00 and 13:30. The duration is around 4 hours.
Asked by ram from INDIA | Aug. 09, 2016 06:56Reply
Train service from Kunming to Luzhou and time taken?
Answers (2)
Answered by Mayer from USA | Aug. 09, 2016 21:27

Well, no train runs between these two places until nowadays. Thus you are advised to take the direct long-distance bus from North Bus Station and arrive at LZ directly. The bus schedules are from 09:00, 12:00 and 18:00. The ticket fare is CNY 260 per person. The trip takes around 12 hours.
Answered by Josh.Y | Jun. 20, 2022 18:34

the high speed railway runs since two years ago. It's convenience to travel LZ.
Asked by Praveen from INDIA | May. 08, 2016 23:46Reply
Which bus run from Luzhou to Chongqing in the evening and what's the fare?
Answers (2)
Answered by Amy from USA | May. 09, 2016 02:00

You can take a bus to Chongqing from Passenger Transport Center near Southwest Commercial Trade City. The buses are available from 7:30 to 19:30 at an interval of 20 to 60 minutes. The trip takes about 2 to 3 hours. The fare is CNY 81.5 by the way.
Answered by Josh.Y | Jun. 20, 2022 18:36

Best way is to take a share car, it's about 100RMB/Person with 1.5 hours.
Asked by Mukherjee from INDIA | Feb. 01, 2016 04:02Reply
Is there any bus operating between Kunming and Luzhou?
If yes, then when does it depart from Kunming? And from which bus stand.?
Answers (3)
Answered by Pepe from SPAIN | Feb. 01, 2016 20:48

Yes, there are direct coaches to LZ from Kunming North Bus Station. The coaches are scheduled at 9:00, 12:00, and 18:00. The trip takes about 12 hours. The fare is CNY 320.
Answered by Mukherjee from INDIA | Feb. 02, 2016 13:31

Are you absolutely sure regarding the fare?
Answered by Pepe | Feb. 02, 2016 19:51

Yes, the fare is CNY 320.
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