Panzhihua (Chinese: 攀枝花; pinyin: Pānzhīhūa) is a prefecture-level city located in the far south of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, at the confluence of the Jinsha and Yalong Rivers. It has an administrative area of 74,423.42 square kilometres (28,735.04 sq mi), and a population at the 2010 census of 1,214,121. 662,814 lived in the metropolitan area made of 3 urban districts. It is the only city in China named for a flower. Its economy relies almost entirely on its giant mine, one of the country's largest. The economy in Panzhihua is mainly centered on natural resource development, exploitation and industry. The city houses many migrants. It is a mountain city. In 2005 Panzhihua won the "China Excellent Tourist City" title, in 2008 it won the "National Health City" and the "China Vanadium, Titanium" titles.Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Panzhihua, China. After your splendid visit to Panzhihua, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Lijiang. Attractions in Lijiang include Lijiang Old Town, Shuhe Ancient Town, Lugu Lake. Also, to reach Panzhihua, you'll have to take a flight to Lijiang; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
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