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Huize County

Huize CountyHuize located on the northeast of Yunnan, eastern bank of Golden Sand River, it is only 254km from Qujing and 273km from Kunming.

With a history of over 2000 years, Huize is the earliest administration of middle kingdom in southwest of China. Historically Huize has been served as a magnificent center of bronze mining, minting, casting of bronze coins, an important official currency minter for all the Chinese Dynasties. The brilliant historical legacies are still kept in the backstreets of Huize old town. A numbers of guild halls, temples residences with Ming and Qing styles in a family garden and houses are still can be seen. Now Huize is enlisted as one of cultural cities in Yunnan.

Nagu Old Town

Nagu is 32km from Huize, Na Gu is Yi Language, means black soil Land. Nagu Towhship is where the government located, the real Nagu Old Town is Baiwu Village on the southeastern end of Huize basin. With a history of more than 2000 years, Nagu is a very important transportation hub and military outpost. It is a exchange centre of Yunnan,Sichuan, and Hubei. The long history bestowed Nagu with numbers of architectures, ancient tombs, not to mention the Beijing Transportation Passage and countless bronze coins of different dynasties.

Huize CountyZhaotong, Dongchuan and Huizhe were major bronze mining areas in ancient China, Bronze meant life and wealth. In the past of thousands years Chinese currency was made of bronze. The bronze first transported by horses and trekkers to Nagu, then transported Zhaotong, cross the Yangtze River into Sichuan, then transported again on Yangtze river downstream to capital. Huize reached its haydays in Ming and Qing Dynasties, half of bronze currency were made of Dongchuan Bronze and copper. The highest yielding of bronze was 10 million pounds a year, a official quote of 6 million pounds are official bronze and contributed to the central government every year. Dongchuan Bronze was the main economical support of Qing Dynasty, tiny Nagu town thus became a important town of China. During its glorious days, Nagu was full of hotels, restaurants, brothels, casinos, rice suppliers, oil suppliers, sugar suppliers, sedan chair firms, silk tailors, silver smiths, horse suppliers, pawnshops and other luxuries and entertainments. Government officials, rich business men, farmers, miners lived in Nagu,. They built up their own guild halls for reception of their own folks from the hometown and worship their own gods, even the foreigners came here and built up a church here.

now the glory has gone with the wind, the downfall of the Dynasties and the dryout of the bronze brought Nagu back to a quite village again.

Attractions around Huize

Former Residence of Tang Ji Yao

Former Residence of Tang Ji YaoTang Ji Yao (1883 - 1927), nationalist governor of Yunnan(1913 12-1927); founder of present Yunnan University, Tang was born in Huize Yunnan in 1883. Along with Cai E, Tang Jiyao originally took the civil examinations, but when influenced by republicanism, he decided to become a military man. He became a revolutionary warrior in southwestern China after he finished his military studies in Japan.

During the Xinhai Revolution, Tang attacked the revolutionary government of Guizhou with his Yunnan army, and conquered the province, becoming military governor of Guizhou.Liu Xianshi succeeded Tang as Guizhou Governor when Tang returned to Yunnan to succeed Cai E as military governor of Yunnan Tang Jiyao replaced Cai E as military Governor of Yunnan in 1913.Tang agreed with Cai E that the military was the most important institution in China and should play a major role in government, leading to the Yunnan army persisting as a major force.

When Yuan Shikaiproclaimed himself as the emperor of China in the December of 1915, Tang announced the independence of Yunnan with Cai E (Tsai Ao), Li Jiejun and others. He was also a leader of the army which fought successfully against the army of Yuan Shikai in the National Protection War, Tang became military leader of the National Protection movement.

Tang was a notable figure because of his federalist, anti-Communist ideology and pro-Sun Yat-sen policies. After Cai E died in 1916, Tang helped Sun set up the Constitutional Protection Movement in 1917 and started his own party, the People's Party while remaining a member of Sun's KMT. He assisted Sun in defeating the Old Guangxi Clique and later Chen Jiongming's rebellion.

Former Residence of Tang Ji YaoTang Jiyao had a cousin, Tang Jiyu, who was also a General. Tang Jiyao sought to use propaganda to gain publicity for himself on the national stage in China.He smuggled confiscated opium to Shanghai, but the local Green Gang ratted them out to the British authorities, and much of the opium ended up on the black market, Tang Jiyu avoided Shanghai during the trial against officials involved in the opium deal in 1916.

Tang Jiyao set up an opium trafficking scheme in Yunnan, with monopolies, taxes, and licenses, and succeeded in producing large amounts of opium from poppy plants, which were suited to Yunnan's climate He transported opium via Indochina to Haiphong, which was a port, and then it was sent to China via the coast.

When Sun Yat-sen was appointed as Grand Marshal of the military government in Guangzhou, Tang Jiyao was promoted to Marshal.

The Guangxi Clique tried to seize the Yunnan Army and remove Tang as its leader in 1920.
Six days after Sun's death in 1925, Tang claimed to be Sun's successor and head of the Kuomintang, the party flatly rejected his claims. Upset, he invaded Guangdong and Guangxi but was defeated by Li Zongren in the Yunnan-Guangxi War. Tang's claim to military leadership may have been a pretext, since what he really wanted was opium routes through Guangxi.He later became vice premier of Chen Jiongming's China Public Interest Party. He died in 1927 in Kunming, one month after he was ousted by Hu Ruoyu and Long Yun in a military coup, which made him lose all of his power in Yunnan. Long Yun then supported Chiang Kai-shek's Nanjing government, dissolved the People's Party, and expelled Chen's party.

Da Hai Cao ShanDa Hai Cao Shan

Da Hai Cao Shan literally means vast grass sea, the elevation ranges from 3570 ¨C 4018 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak of Wumeng mountain ranges. With a size of 20,000 hectares, the Da Hai Cao Shan is famous for its seasonal landscapes: in spring the azealea in riot, even sometimes visitor are amazed by the aroma.

Black-necked crane

Black-necked cranes in China are one of three national treasures (the giant panda bars; golden monkeys, black-necked cranes), it is one of the world's sole birds that living in the highlands, the total number of the black ¨C necked crances are less than 4000. 2000 of them spend their winter here in Huize Chang Qiao Reservoirs are their inhabits. In winter, fanatic bird lovers come here watching the birds, thus it is a very popular place for watching birds.

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