Shede Pasture in Qiubei County, Wenshan
Shede Pasture舍得草场 is located in a grassland scenic area of Shede village舍得村, Qiubei county, Wenshan, Yunnan province. Shede pasture covers an area of 100,000 mu, which is known as "Little Shangri-la".
English Name: Shede Pasture in Qiubei County, Wenshan
Best Time: March to May
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 day
Opening Hours: All day
Address: Shede Village, Shede Yi Ethnic Town, Qiubei County, Wenshan, Yunnan云南省文山市丘北县舍得彝族乡舍得村
Why is Shede Pasture So Special?
Shede pasture covers an area of more than 100,000 mu, and is the largest pasture in Yunnan Province. Shede舍得 is Yi language, meaning a place with low-lying land, ponds, mountain and valley. It is mainly famous for the pasture, plateau scenery, famous local products, strong ethnic customs and revolutionary bases. Terrain of the pasture is undulating, wild flowers are in bloom all over the mountain in spring. Standing on the top of Yangxiong mountain羊雄山 and looking east, you can have a panoramic view of Puzhehei普者黑 pastoral scenery. The pasture is developing recreational projects, such as Grass Skiing Field, Horse Race Field and Ancient Tea and Horse Road.
Shede pasture has a great potential for tourism resources. There are highland scenery of Yangxiong mountain羊雄山, natural grassland, artificial grass and other beautiful scenery. Due to the high altitude and cold climate, it is a good place for tourists to spend summer vacation and sightsee, and it is reputed as the “Small Shangri-la” of Wenshan Prefecture.
The Puzhehei Scenic Area is in Qiubei County of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, 13 kilometers away from county seat. It is a charming fairyland boasting beautiful karst landscapes, lakes and the unique cultures of the Zhuang, Miao, Yi and Bai ethnic groups.
Best Time to Visit
The beat time to visit Shede pasture is from March to May to enjoy the flowers. In spring, wild flowers in bloom cover the whole pasture, making people relaxed and happy. And at that time, you can also avoid the rainy summer.
How to Get There
You have three ways to get to Shede pasture.
1. By Long-distance Bus
The long-distance route is Kunming-Qiubei County-Shede Yi Ethnic Town. When you are there in Shede town舍得乡, it is not far from shede pasture, you can take a taxi, chartered bus or just hike there.
Kunming East Bus Station-Qiubei Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 7:20-20:10
Price: 117 CNY
Distance: 330 kilometers
Consume Time: 4.5 hours
Qiubei Bus Terminal-Shede Town
There are regular buses from Qiubei Bus Terminal to Shede.
2. By Train
If you wanna take train, you should transfer in Puzhehei. It takes about 2 hours from Puzhehei Railway Station to Shede pasture by taxi or chartered bus.
Kunming Railway Station-Puzhehei Station
Departure Time: 10:36, 12:00, 12:19, 13:35, 13:52, 14:05, 14:31, 17:12, 17:42
Price: 85.5 CNY
Distance: 324 kilometers
Consume Time: About 1 hour 40 minutes
Kunming South Railway Station-Puzhehei Station
Departure Time: 7:38-17:10
Price: 75 CNY
Distance: 318 kilometers
Consume Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
3. By Air
You can fly from Kunming to Wenshan Puzhehei Airport first and then take a taxi to Shede pasture. There are daily flights, and the travel time is 50 minutes. It is about 143 kilometers from Puzhehei airport to Shede pasture, and the taxi fare is high. Therefore, this way costs more and is not recommended.
Accommodation Around Shede Pasture
For accommodation, you can return to Qiubei county丘北县 for overnight or go to Puzhehei普者黑. There are many hotels in Qiubei county and puzhehei meeting you needs.
1. Guyue Lakeview Inn 普者黑沽月精品湖景客栈
Address: Puzhehei Village, Qiubei County, Wenshan Prefecture文山壮族苗族自治州丘北县普者黑村
Starting Price: 270 CNY
2. Ya Bei Boutique Hotel普者黑雅贝精舍酒店
Address: Close to Lover Bridge, Puzhehei Scenic Area, Qiubei County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州丘北县普者黑风景区情人桥旁
Starting Price: 298 CNY
3. Yunshuiju Inn普者黑云水居客栈
Address: Qiubei County, Wenshan文山州丘北县
Starting Price: 289 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. Puzhehei Scenic Area is not far from Shede pasture, after visiting Shede pasture, Puzhehei Scenic Area is a worthy choice.
2. No matter what season you go to the pasture, you are supposed to bring the long-sleeved clothes and hat with you. The wind on the mountain top is strong, it is easy to catch a cold.
3. Admission to Shede pasture is free.
4. In recent years, more and more tourists go to shede pasture, resulting in serious grassland trampling. The most important thing is garbage everywhere, please take away your own garbage when you leave.
5. It is 35 kilometers from Shede pasture to Puzhehei scenic area. You can drive to Shede pasture or take the regular bus from Qiubei丘北 to Shede舍得.