Wild plants: Huidong County, with its vast terrain and diverse climate is rich in wild plant resources. There are 181 families, 571 genus and 1420 species of woody, herbaceous and vine plants in the county. Besides common timbers, fruit trees and shrub, there are also woody grain and oil trees including walnut tree, chestnut tree, Chinese wood-oil tree, Chinese tallow tree, pepper, camellia oleifera, camellia and castor oil plant; pastoral economic tree species include palm, privet, lacquer tree, cork oak, nutgall tree, tamarind, kapok(in Panzhihua City), Chinaberry seed, honey locust and pistacia chinensis etc; medicinal plants contain eucommia ulmoides, coptis, codonopsis pilosula, amur corktree bark, Chinese fleeceflower, radix aconiti agrestis, teasel root, gentian, honeysuckle, sambucus williamsii, the root of large-flowered skullcap and gardenia; rare and precious tree species include ginkgo, camphor tree, toon, birch, Chinese yew, chionanthus, and sago cycas; there are many wild fruit trees too, like birchleaf pear, diospyros lotus, wild walnut, hawthorn, guava, kiwi fruit, waxberry, szechwan raspberry, wild cherry- apple tree, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, armand pine, white poplar and akebia trifoliata, among which birchleaf pear is abundant and is widely distributed. Besides, the birchleaf pear is good rootstock for grafting.
[Natural tourism resource]Huidong’s natural tourism resources include: Laojun Peak, Yezu Spring Holiday Resort, Minquan Lake, Matou Mount, Lunan Mount, Valley of Sancha River and Chahe River, Jiama Stone, Wudongde power plant, Jinsha River Valley, Shenyu River, Laojun Beach, Laojun Cave, Strange stone of Jinsha River and so on.
[Intangible cultural heritage] In Huidong, there are 12 programs about intangible cultural heritage, including: 4 provincial protection projects for intangible cultural heritage: costume art of Yi ethic people, Lisu dance, Jinjiang drum Music, Yi’s fermented oat wine, 5 state-level protection projects for cultural heritage: cross- stitch work, skills for preserved eggs, feast on the Qingming Festival, ancient skills for brown sugar in Jinsha area and manufacture skills for pan salt in Jinsha area, and 3 county- level protection projects for intangible cultural heritage: embroidery of Han people, manufacture skills for goat milk tofu with Yi’s color and Yi’s manufacture skills for woolen cloaks.
[Historical and cultural tourism resources] There are 72 non-movable cultural relics(54 ancient tombs, 14 ancient buildings, 2 ancient ruins, the Cave Temple and 2 stone carvings ) in Huidong County with 11 movable cultural relics(prefecture collections). Those historic sites include: inhabited site of ancient people in Dashanbao, Shenyuhe Town, the living site of ancient people in Liujiawan, Longjing in Laojie, historic site of Zhebao administrative city in Xinjie, the monument of virtue from the Qing dynasty, the access site from Dianshan to Szechwan in Dachong Town, salt well site in Wangjiaping, Laojuntan Township, the site of Red Army Ferry in Yuba Beach, the site of Red Army Ferry in Tieliu Town, ancient building of Qing in Jiangzhou Town, the bridge in camp of Gu, palace of YAN Emperor, the Catholic church,; In addition, Amida Temple in Xiaoba Township, Taian Bridge and other 13 sites are rated as county- level cultural relic protection site.
[Featured tourism goods] Unique geological features and natural ecological environment have endowed Huidong with distinctive tourism goods like Huidong truffle, pine nut, black goat, colorful potato, carangid fishes, Yezu oat wine, Gaji preserved eggs, Gaji hot pepper and silk quilt. Other products cover featured clothing of Yi, cross-stitch work of Han, insole and some handiwork. Huidong truffle and pine nut are protected by National Protection of Geographical Indications; the trademarks of Huidong black goat and Huidong colorful potato are certified by National Identification of Geographical Indications.