Luzhou Travel Guide
Area: 12,247 square kilometers (4,729 square miles)
Administrative Division: 3 districts (Jiangyang, Naxi, Longmatan); 4 counties (Luxian, Hejiang, Xuyong, Gulin)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0830-96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: 0830-2392413
When to Go:
Special Local Products:
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'.
At Xiaoshi Passenger Station or Tuojiang Passenger Station in Luzhou City, there are direct buses to Yaoba Ancient Town.
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|
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.
Luzhou Travel Tips:
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.