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Liuku is in Western Yunnan.


Liuku is not a tourist destination. It is a transport hub that is necessary to pass through to head north up the Nujiang valley. This city, however, is very clean and pleasant. It is a relaxing place to stop over for a few days.

Get in[edit]

By Bus

Busses run between Liuku and Gongshan, Kunming and Xiaguan. Busses also run north to Bingzhongluo, but the road is still a no-through road, so after seeing Bingzhongluo you must back track to Liuku. The bus station is a little out of the centre of town (around ¥10-15 in a taxi), but tickets can be bought prior to departure in a small shop behind the Mingzheng Hotel.

Get around[edit]

Taxi's and walk, the city is not too large.

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A pathway runs up the hill from the foot bridge and along the top, you can get a great view of the city. This path is easy to find as it is illuminated with neon lights at night. The riverside is quite busy at night, take a walk to see the locals dancing or to have a drink at one of the many bars.

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Buy[edit][add listing]

There are a lot of wedding dress shops around town.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

Bars, restaurants and karaoke bars are dotted along the river front.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

No hostels. Many business hotels are cheap enough and decent. Mingzheng Hotel is the best in town, but expensive.


Get out[edit]


Busses run from Liuku to Bingzhongluo twice a day (07:20 and 12:00). The bus ride will be 9 hours, along bumpy roads and cliff faces. Buses will often be small and crampt. The scenery, however, is beautiful. Bingzhongluo is a must see for nature lovers and hikers.

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