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About Xichang

Xichang (西昌), in southwestern Sichuan Province, is the capital of Liangshan (凉山) Yi Autonomous Prefecture. The climate of Xichang rivals that of Kunming (昆明), with spring-like balminess year-round. For that reason, Xichang is nicknamed “Little Spring Town.” Another of this city’s nicknames is “Space Flight Town” because of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on its northern side. Natural attractions such as Qionghai (邛海) Lake and Lushan (泸山) Mountain, fascinating minority ethnic customs, and modern aerospace activity can all be experienced in Xichang, making it a clear highlight in the Pan–Xi (攀西) tourism belt.

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Qionghai National Wetland Park
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Located in Xichang, Qionghai is an enormous freshwater lake of clear and limpid water. The beautiful lake abounds with fish and shrimp and is both a famous natural fishery and national wetland park. Qionghai has a number of large attractions including a birdwatching island, “dream water town,” “misty egret island,” and “rippling reflection of a crane.” Walking and cycling paths ring the lake, so it is easy and fun to view the scenery or birdwatch whether you walk or bike. The lakeside fishing village and Moonlight Theme Town are also worth a visit.
Xichang Satellite Launch Center
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The Xichang Satellite Launch Center was built in the early 1970s and is located about sixty kilometers northwest of Xichang City. In the past ten years, more than twenty satellites have been successfully launched using the "Long March 3," "Long March 2E" and "Long March 3" carrier rockets. Opened in 1988, hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists have come here to learn about the exciting process of launching rockets.
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Lushan Mountain is also known as Washan Mountain. Located on the south bank of Qionghai Lake to the south of Xichang City, it is one of Sichuan's provincial-level scenic spots. Qionghai Lake is to the east, the Anning River to the west, the historical ancient city of Xichang to the north and Luoji Mountain to the south. Atop the mountain, the ancient trees reach for the sky. The pine trees in particular are especially lush. The winding forest roads on Lushan Mountain go on for miles and miles. The pines and cypresses alongside the road encourage visitors to continue traveling deeper into the mountains until they eventually reach the top. There are more than ten ancient temples including the Guangfu Temple, Mengduan Temple and Sanjiao Nunnery, which were built in the Han, Tang, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Anha Yizhai Fairy Cave
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Anha Yizhai Fairy Cave, a huge magma type, is called "Si Ju Se Ju" by the Yi ethnic group and it is near Xixi in the south of Xichang City. The stalactites in the cave are strange in all forms, with some like palaces and yards while some like mountains and rivers. There are also streams in the cave, known as "Yinhe River," flowing through stalactites. There are multiple halls in the cave, expanding to the deep one by one. People can also visit the underground rivers, deep pools, karst valleys and stalagmites, etc.

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