Chuxiong City lies at the south of Yunnan Province, 160 kilometers away from the Kunming City, covering an area of 29,258 square kilometers. It is home to almost 2.45 million people among which Yi ethnic group accounts for 24.6%.
Chuxiong is known as one of the birthplaces of Chinese humanity and a treasure house of ancient living things' fossils. The fossils of ancient ape of Lufeng about 80 million years ago, "Yuanmon Man” about 17 million years ago and Lufeng dinosaur of 1.8 billion years ago were excavated here. Other tourism resources include the Earth Forest, Peony Tree of the Lion Mountain, Camellia in Zixi，the Yi Solar Calendar , and so on.