Yunnan · Honghe
Gejiu County 个旧市

Dubbed 'Tin City', Gejiu is Yunnan's grimy heartland of mining.

Where Mengzi is southeastern Yunnan’s hub of administration, culture and commerce, Gejiu is its grimy mining heartland. Tin mines pockmark the county, with most smelters around the basin of Gejiu City, the only place in Yunnan to decline in population in the last decades. It is a dying town.

For the enthusiast remain parts of Yunnan’s foreign-built narrow-gauge railway system: the Gebishi Line once connected Gejiu-Bisezhai(for Mengzi) and Shiping.

In the south Gejiu stretches to the Yunnan’s first international port, Manhao, on the banks of the Red River.

The Gebishi Railway

A little-known narrow-gauge railway connecting Gejiu, Mengzi and Shiping.


Gejiu City

Dubbed 'Tin City', Gejiu was never a salubrious place, but is now in serious decline.


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