Yuxi City, located in the middle of Yunnan Province, known as one place representing four lands (the original land of life, the land where Nie Er was born, the land of clouds and smoke, the land of festival lanterns and the water land of plateau), is one of the core cities in city group of central Yunnan. As an important junction of the eastern and central Trans-Asian Railway routes and Kunming-Bangkok Road, it is the nearest prefecture-level city to the provincial capital Kunming, greatly developed by Yunnan to be a radiation center facing South and Southeast Asia. It has a unique radiation location for the international market with a population of 2 billion, entering the "high-speed railway era", realizing the "county-to-county high-speed railway" and having the geographical advantage of the tourism core region in central Yunnan and southeast, south and southwest Yunnan tour routes connection. The city's forest coverage rate is close to 60%, and the proportion of areas with good environmental quality in the urban center is 99.7%. It is one of the first healthy cities in the country and an excellent place for sightseeing, leisure, health care and sojourn.
Nine counties (cities, districts) are governed by Yuxi, each county possessing featured tourism resources. Ecologically livable, Hongta District is known as the hometown of Nie Er, the land of clouds and smoke and the land of festival lanterns, with its people outstanding. Jiangchuan District is a land of milk and honey, having splendid bronze culture. Chengjiang County possesses spectacular scenery featured by verdant mountains and beautiful rivers, aiming to become an "international tourist city", "international health care city" and "international conference center" around the Fuxian Lake. The historical Tonghai is famous for its folk story "Xiu Jia Nan Dian", its talented people, its splendid culture and its spectacular scenery. Huaning County is a Spring Town of China, noted for oranges and ceramics. Yimen County, a water town in central Yunnan, producing fungi, and surrounded by rivers, mountains and trees. The first autonomous county of Yi nationality, E'shan County is featured by its hospitable people who are talented in dancing and singing. Xinping County, with Dai nationality, a descendant of ancient Dian kingdom, and Ailao Mountains as its features, is rich in traditional customs and vegetation species. Yuanjiang County, an excellent place to avoid cold and preserve one's health, has fragrant flowers and fruits, with majestic and spectacular Hani Terraces.