|Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture of Yunnan. The
seat of the prefecture is Liuku town, Lushui county. Nujiang has an area of
14,703 km?. The Nujiang Lisu Nationality Autonomous Prefecture borders Myanmar
to the west. It has five counties under its jurisdiction with its administrative
headquarters in the Liuku township. Ethnic minority groups inhabiting this
prefecture include the Lisu, Nu and Dulong peoples.
Three rivers, the Nujiang, the Lancang(Mekong), and the Dulong traverse the
prefecture, which causes many difficulties in the construction of transportation
systems. However, the layout of the rivers also creates a unique landscape,
especially in the areas of Gaoligong Mountain, Biluo Snow Mountain, Dadanglike
Mountain and around the Yunling Mountain range . The extremely varied elevation
of the geography causes blazing heat at the lower elevations near the river
banks, warmer temperatures half way up the mountain and frigid temperatures on
the mountaintops. In Nujiang, there are vast primeval forests, producing
numerous valuable forest products and rare Chinese herbal medicines.
Traveling down along the river from Liuku to Bingzhongluo Village in
Gongshan, you will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful, strange, and tranquil
mountains, the gushing river, the cable car, the suspending bridge, the cement
bridge, the fascinating "Stone Moon", Nujiang Bay and the Stone Guard. In
addition, the "Qingshan Park" in Liuku and the "Dandang Park" in Gongshan
will both increase your enjoyment of this area.