As the main path of the 鈥淪outhern Silk Road鈥?and the start of 鈥淎ncient Tea-Horse Road鈥? Mingshan is located in the joint of 3 economic zones including Chengdu-Chongqing, Panzhihua-Xichang and Northwestern Sichuan, and in the core area of western Sichuan transportation junction. It is also the gateway connecting Chengdu, and the "transfer station" between Panzhihua and Xichang, as well as Kangzang region. Mingshan is in the 鈥淥ne-hour Economic Cycle鈥?of Chengdu Plain Economic Zone, across which National Highway G108, National Highway G318, and Chengdu-Ya鈥檃n Expressway and Qionglai-Mingshan Expressway are laid. Besides, Mingshan is also covered by Chengdu-Ya鈥檃n Railway, Ya鈥檃n-Leshan Expressway, Ya鈥檃n-Xichang Expressway and Ya鈥檃n-Kangding Expressway, and Chengdu-Ya鈥檃n Fast Track will be finished, making Mingshan the significant node of comprehensive transportation junction in western Sichuan.