Luzhou Travel Guide

Luzhou Facts

Luzhou MapChinese Name: 泸州市 (lú zhōu shì)
Location: Luzhou stands in the southeast of Sichuan Province, at the convergence of Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan and Guizhou. It is bordered by Chongqing and Chengdu in the east and the north. It also shares boundaries in the south with Guizhou Province and in the west with Yunnan Province. The distance from the city to Chongqing and Chengdu is 177 and 263 kilometers (109 and 163 miles), respectively.

Population: 4,850,000
Area: 12,247 square kilometers (4,729 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
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

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 Airport is the second largest airport in Sichuan. The airport is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest of the city proper operating flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming and Guiyang.

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.

Weather

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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 modified on Aug. 09, 2016 -
Questions & Answers on Luzhou Travel
Asked by ram from INDIA | Aug. 09, 2016 06:56Reply
Train service from Kunming to Luzhou and time taken?
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Answered by Mayer from USA | Aug. 09, 2016 21:27
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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.
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?
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Answered by Amy from USA | May. 09, 2016 02:00
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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.
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.?
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Answered by Pepe from SPAIN | Feb. 01, 2016 20:48
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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
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Are you absolutely sure regarding the fare?
Answered by Pepe | Feb. 02, 2016 19:51
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Yes, the fare is CNY 320.
Asked by Torsten from LUXEMBURG | Jan. 15, 2016 17:04Reply
In April, I will fly from Lijiang to Luzhou and then continue to Chishui by bus.
Hi,
Could you please tell me what bus station I have to go to, how long it takes, how often there are busses (and the departure times) and the price. And also the same for the return a couple of days later.
Thanks,
Torsten
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Answered by Jackie | Jan. 16, 2016 00:45
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There are many departures to Chishui and they departure once fully occupied, no worry. The bus departs from General Long-distance Bus Station (close to Trade City, Shangmaocheng); duration is about 1.5 hours and ticket fare is about CNY30
For return trip, you can go to Chishui Long-distance Bus Station on Xineihuan Road. You will also arrive here. They also depart very frequently as the onward ride. Ticket fare is the same.
Nice trip~
Answered by Torsten from LUXEMBURG | Jan. 29, 2016 10:52
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Jacky,

How to go from the Airport to that bus station?

THanks,
Torsten
Answered by Jackie | Jan. 29, 2016 21:05
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The airport shuttle bus has a stop there. But I'm not clear about its schedule. Generally, there should be one departure each time one flight arrival. So worry. Duration to the bus station is about an hour.
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