About Tengchong Travel

Introduction:Tengchong County lies at the western foot of Gaoligong Mountains, in the western part of Yunnan Province. The Dieshui River,a tributary of the Dayingjiang River-winds its way round the c..

Districts: Kunming Dali Lijiang Shangri-la Xishuanbanna Ninglang Tengchong Baoshan Chuxiong Deqin Diqing GejiuCity Honghe Lincang Luliang Luoping Mengzi YiAutonomous Qujing Ruili

Attractions: Heshun Town Dieshui River Waterfall Tengchong Clusters of Volcanoes Old Town of Lijiang Mandian Water Fall Yiwei Ham Shuhe Ancient Town Meili Snow Mountain Wild Elephant Valley Lunan Stone Forest

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Tengchong Introduction

Tengchong County lies at the western foot of Gaoligong Mountains, in the western part of Yunnan Province. The Dieshui River,a tributary of the Dayingjiang River-winds its way round the city. Bordering o­n Keqinbang of Burma o­n the west with a boundary line of 148.7 kilometers, the county has an area of 5,693 square kilometers and a population of 530,000. This population consists of more than 10 ethnic groups, such as the Hans, Dais, Bais, Huis, Lisus, Achangs, and others, each with their own rich and colorful cultures and customs. Tengchong is a famous historic and cultural town, known as "the Homeplace of Overseas Chinese" and " Land of Culture". Besides, it is a "Geological Museum", a "Natural Botanical Garden" and a "Natural Museum" that scientists long to visit.

Tengchong has a long history. In the Western Han Dynasty, it was called Dianyue; in the Eastern Han Dynasty, it belonged to Yongchang Jun. Tengchong occupies an important geographical position so that it has been regarded as an important town o­n the ancient Yunnan-Burma Road and as a gateway to the neighboring countries in the western part of Yunnan Province. In the Yuan Dynasty, Tengchong Fu was set up. During the Republic of China, Tengchong was made a county. Tengchong is situated in a border area and is a town of strategic importance. During the Anti-Japanese War, Tengchong was a main battlefield in the western part of Yunnan.

Tengchong is famous for its history and culture, its outstanding people, its beautiful scenery and historical relics. Abounding in volcanic and geothermal scenic spots and historical relics, Tengchong is listed among China's famous scenic spots and Yunnan's famous historic and cultural towns. It is also a county open to other countries and a provincial trade port o­n the border.

Tengchong Traffic

The closest airport is at Baoshan. From the Tengchong Bus Station and the long-distance bus station, both o­n Huancheng Dong Lu directly opposite each other, buses run to Kunming (15 hr.; ¥156/$19) from 1:30 to 7:50pm; to Xiaguan (10 hr.; ¥80/$10) at 8:30am and 7pm; to Baoshan (4 hr.; ¥26-¥32/$3.25-$4) every half-hour from 7am to 4:30pm; to Ruili (7 hr.; ¥36/$4.40) at 6:20am, 7am, 8:30am, and 11:20am; and to Mangshi (4 hr.; ¥20/$2.50) every half-hour to hour from 7:30am to 3pm.

Tengchong is small enough to explore o­n foot. Bikes are difficult to find, with o­nly the repair shop at Fengshan Lu 22 having a few old clankers at a ridiculous ¥20 ($2.50) a day. Taxi fare costs ¥5 (65¢) for in-town destinations and this price doubles after 11pm. The rest is subject to negotiation.

Tengchong Festivals

The Lisu people are adept at singing and dancing. They sing and dance at weddings, while hunting, building houses and when they celebrate harvests.

The Knife-Pole Festival o­n Feb 8 in the Chinese lunar calendar aims to memorialize a Han hero who taught the Lisu people how to make a knife and is the exclusive and traditional festival of the Lisu ethnic group. o­n that day, various activities including "Climb Knife Pole" and "Dive into Fire Sea" will be held. The Knife-Pole Festival absorbs the spirits of the Lisu people, and is a royal and luxuriant celebration.

Tengchong Service Telephones

Banks, Foreign Exchange & ATMs -- The Bank of China (open Mon-Fri 8-11:30am and 2:30-6pm) is at Yingjiang Dong Lu 161. There is an ATM outside the bank.

Internet Access -- China Telecom (open 8am-midnight) o­n Laifeng Da Dao has Internet service for ¥2 (25¢) an hour.

Post Office -- The post office (open 8am-5:30pm) is at the corner of Fengshan Nan Lu and Yingjiang Dong Lu.

Visa Extensions -- The visa section of the Gonganju (PSB) is located at Xia Xi Jie 20, room 107 (tel. 0875/513-1046; open Mon-Fri 8-11:30am and 2:30-5:30pm).

Tengchong Hotels

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    Lvchao Hotel

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    The Lvchao Hotel (Tengchong Lvchao Jiudian) is located on the mid-levels of Laifeng Mountain, one of China's 4A forest park. This hotel puts guests with easy access to a long-distance b..

  • Tengchong Airport Sightseeing Hotel

    Tengchong Airport Sightseeing Hotel

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    The Tengchong Airport Sightseeing Hotel (Tengchong Konggang Guanguang Jiudian) stands by the popular Dieshui River.This Tengchong hotel offers a great variety of accommodations ranging from ..

  • Yifeicui Villa Hotel

    Yifeicui Villa Hotel

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    Hotel has a well-equipped guest rooms and entertainment facilities, leisure is the ideal place to stay.---

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