General

This 22 day cycling tour takes you from Kunming in China to Luang Prabang and Vientane in Laos where you’ll discover a world of dramatic rock formations melding into tropical forests, traditional farming villages and ethnic minority communities, on both sides of the border.

Most days feature afternoons out of the saddle to rest and explore on ground level with a variety of Buddhist temples and local markets adding to opportunities to check out the regional cuisine and compare how one town or village compares to the next.

Some days you’ll be cycling over 100kms with cultural and natural highlights coming thick and fast as you cross from Jinghong in China to Mohan in Laos and embark on a boat and bike journey leading south to Luang Prabang via Luang Namtha nature reserve, Muang Khua and Nam Ou.

As you’ll be cycling as part of a small group you’re bound to make firm friends and share exciting experiences along the way. Roads are mainly well paved with some mountainous terrain inviting long climbs although luggage transfers, support cars and knowledgeable guides ensure that every effort has been made to increase enjoyment levels on this fair to moderate cycling tour.

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming( )
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Arrive in Kunming

Day 2 Kunming-Eshan( B , L )
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After all the introductions and formalities to introduce our event "Cycling Southeast Asia, 2011: Messengers of Friendship," we set off from Kunming, crossing the bridge over Dianchi Lake towards Xishan. From there we had a wonderful ride paralleling the highway all the way to Haikou. It was especially sweet for me as the roads were the best I've seen over our first seven days as was the weather, and Chris Horton from GoKunming let me ride in his slipstream the whole way!

After lunch, our friends left us to face the dusty roads ahead and eventually the rain too. From Haikou to Yuxi it's about 60km, and for about 10km at the base of Dianchi the road turns to dust, and is very slow going. Shortly after the road gets better, you pass the famous Chinese explorer Zheng He's hometown of Jinning. A short incline at about kilometer 65 for the day, and then a nice long descent, being careful to avoid the truck traffic.

Unfortunately, the end of our ride was met with some heavy rain, but it was all worth it in the end, as just two kilometers west of Yuxi there is a natural hot springs and every room in our hotel was decked out with its own personal outdoor hot (spring) tub!

Day 3 Yuxi (玉溪) – Huanian (化念) – 78km, 5 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yuxi (玉溪) – Huanian (化念) – 78km, 5 hours of riding
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We were all thawed out from the previous day's rain and mostly dry. It was looking like the weather was going to clear up, but sure enough, as soon as we started out it began to rain, and it continued all day.

There is a mild climb coming out of Yuxi, and the road is being rebuilt. For about 10km the mud was so bad that even motorcycles couldn't get through. Luckily most of the worst parts are on a long descent about 15km into the ride, and if you're brave enough you can ride most of it.

 

I'm not sure how smart it was, but I rode/slid down most of it and my bike was caked with mud. We had a nice lunch in Eshan (峨山) at the base of the mountain and stopped at a car wash to hose down our bikes.

From Eshan it's about 35-40km of great cycling, winding through the mountains with lots of small hills to zoom up and down. We finished our ride with an 18km descent to the town of Huanian, tucked in a valley of white plastic farmland. We arrived late and found no open restaurants, so had to settle for some instant noodles in our cold hotel room, quite a change from the night before!

Day 4 Huanian (化念) – Ganzhuang (甘庄) - 69km, 5 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Huanian (化念) – Ganzhuang (甘庄) - 69km, 5 hours of riding
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Another cold, rainy day... beginning to reconsider biking in Yunnan in January, but I still think it's worth it as it's only tough riding when it rains, and I think rain three days in a row is pretty rare here. Great roads all day today, with some big climbs, but even bigger descents.

The scenery in Southern Yunnan is breathtaking and you can really begin to realize its incredible productivity. On the way today we passed several factories, including one massive steel plant, and endless amounts of healthy farmland planted with just about anything you can imagine. We had a few technical difficulties today including two flat tires and some minor adjustments on brakes and derailleurs which slowed us down quite a bit. Around dusk we descended into the pleasant town of Ganzhuang.

Day 5 Ganzhuang (甘庄) - Mojiang (墨江) - 99km, 7+ hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Ganzhuang (甘庄) - Mojiang (墨江) - 99km, 7+ hours of riding
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In retrospect, we should have done more miles the day before to cut off some today. The day started with an 8km warm-up climb. A short, fun, but somewhat unsatisfying descent followed and led us into a massive climb at about the 13km mark. From here we began to slowly climb for what seemed to be most of the day.

About 10km up there is a hot spring, and if you climb down to it you can have lunch while soaking your feet in the 43 degree (105 degrees Fahrenheit) water. Lunch was basic: eggs boiled in the hot spring – not in the same water we were soaking our feet in – and cold rice noodles. After lunch we continued to climb the rest of the 35km hill, gaining 1,600 meters in elevation. A series of smaller hills followed, the last being an excruciating 7km climb until our final descent into Mojiang.

Day 6 Mojiang (墨江) – Tongguan (通关) – 74km, 6 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Mojiang (墨江) – Tongguan (通关) – 74km, 6 hours of riding
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After reluctantly accepting some gifts of rice wine, we hopped back on Old Road 213. The morning was filled with some great cycling, we whipped through the countryside. A great 15km descent down to a large river ended our morning and we had a delicious lunch just on the other side of the bridge. Some of the specialties were wild bitter fruit (山苦果) and some wild olives that mildly resembled the taste of olives.

After lunch, we followed the river upstream for about 25km, soaking up the beautiful view of the fertile valley. Towards the end of the day we began climbing slowly back up to the expressway and over a mountain. Some amazing views of the sunset and then a couple of kilometers' descent into the new town of Tongguan.

 

The hotel was nice, but there wasn't much in the town except for a "park" on top of a nearby hill with a golden Pegasus on top. There is a poorly built museum there too, showing off some artifacts of the Old Tea and Horse Road. If possible I would look for lodging in the old town of Tongguan just before you get to the new town. It seemed a lot more lively.

Day 7 Tongguan (通关)– Ning'er (宁洱) – 89km, 6 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Tongguan (通关)– Ning'er (宁洱) – 89km, 6 hours of riding
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A late night of drinking with the mayor of Tongguan and a long morning of him showing us around and giving us bricks of tea (...great, more weight to carry) meant a late start, but we still managed to do almost 90km. In between the old and new town of Tongguan, we bore right down the hill and cruised the 17km descent to the river. From there the road flattens out and follows the river for quite some time. The road is great for cycling here and the views of the river bank and coffee plants are breathtaking.

At about kilometer 70, we took a right towards Ning'er and joined all the traffic of the expressway, as it was still under construction. It was about a 12km climb in heavy traffic with no shoulder, and then a shorter descent into Ning'er. A different route would be recommended if the expressway is still under construction here.

Day 8 Ning'er (宁洱) – Pu'er (普洱) – 47km, 3.5 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Ning'er (宁洱) – Pu'er (普洱) – 47km, 3.5 hours of riding
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A nice short day, but still not one to joke about. Again, we were riding in heavy traffic, and with the rain it was quite miserable. Pu'er sits considerably higher than Ning'er and we most definitely felt it. Climb after climb with very short descents. I was surprised by the integration of the coffee and tea plants everywhere and wondered about the benefits; a peaceful sign, maybe, of bringing our differences together.

Day 9 Pu'er (普洱) – Dadugang (大渡岗) – 78km, 5 hours of riding( B , L )
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We spent a wonderful night in Pu'er as guests of Fudian Bank which was followed by wonderful weather all day.

Unfortunately, one of our team members, Jin Feibiao (Feibao's older brother) fell on a descent early this morning before the road had a chance to dry. He rode another 20km to lunch, where he took a van to Jinghong to see a doctor. The diagnosis was a broken collarbone, and he flew back to Kunming for further treatment. He will be certainly missed on our trip.

Out of Pu'er we hopped back on Old Road 213 (a left turn at the southwestern end of the city). The road climbs for the first 5km and then descends quickly for about 8-9km more. A section is under construction at the 22km point making the short climb quite difficult. The rest of the day sees only small hills until the 68km mark where it begins to climb all the way to Dadugang at the top of the hill – be sure to stay right at the fork at about 76km to continue up and not down to the expressway. Dadugang only has two hotels and the one down the hill is basic, but with hot water and all rooms are on the first floor.

Day 10 Dadugang (大渡岗) – Jinghong (景洪) – 83km, 5 hours of riding( B , L )
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It was a bit cold on top of the mountain this morning, but after a great breakfast feast of rice noodles, youtiao and bean soup, little baozi, and dumplings we headed out into the fog.

The first 10 km was a wonderful warmup, we were shooting up and down atop the ridge. If it hadn't been so foggy, I'm sure it would have offered beautiful views of the surrounding tea country. After the warm up, there is a fast 11km descent back to the expressway and into the Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve. From there the old road continues to decline, winding around the hills as the expressway cuts right through them. At kilometer 47 for the day the road flattened out and a few kilometers later we had lunch at Xiaomengyang (小勐养).

Just before the town there is an intersection with the expressway. The first left is the expressway and the immediate second left heads towards Mengla. If you take the second left it is only 23km to Jinghong on all new roads. We were told the old road was much longer and a lot harder to bike. The new road was indeed nice, but you had to first climb a steep 6km hill before the long fast descent into Jinghong.

At the first traffic circle take a left and follow it to go over the bridge and soak in the views of the Mekong and the city. We took ten days getting here, including one day's rest in Mojiang. With our group size and heavy loads, I would say we did pretty good.

 

If you were just two people with light loads it could easily been done in a week's time, but don't forget to take some time to absorb the beautiful sights of southern Yunnan. From here we will head south to Mengla and across the border into Laos where we plan to take a month cycling from the north to the southern tip.

Day 11 Jinghong (景洪) – Menglun (勐仑) 65km, nearly 3 hours of riding( B , L )
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Jinghong was a wonderful place to rest for two days. Aside from the amazing food, the incredibly friendly people and the beautiful weather, it was just nice to rest the legs (and the butt!) after battling Yunnan's mountains for over a week. Jinghong also sits in a very strategic location. As the capital of Xishuangbanna, it also has very easy access to Southeast Asia. Before departing, our team received some more letters from the governor of Xishuangbanna to be delivered to Southeast Asia as well as the ones we are already carrying from the Kunming mayor.

From Jinghong we backtracked our route a bit, crossing back over the Mekong (or Lancang River 澜沧江) in the northeastern part of the city and up the mountain we had descended just a few days earlier. Make sure you exit the expressway in the beginning following signs to the National Forest and not towards Wild Elephant Valley.

With fresh legs, we zipped right up the 13km mountain. At the top of the hill, the road splits: left is back to Kunming and right heads toward Mohan and Laos. After you take the right the road turns into an expressway, but there is little traffic, a wide shoulder, and a much quicker shot to Laos then any of the other alternatives. From here the road evens out for two or three kilometers, then it drops slowly for about 25km to where we had lunch.

The views were incredible, with vast mountain ranges covered with tea trees and eventually nothing but rubber trees. There were a few short tunnels on the descent, which was much better than having to go around the mountains, so be prepared with lights, especially in the back. After lunch it was a straight shot to Menglun only 23km more.

 

Among the huge rubber tree plantations in Menglun lies the largest botanical garden in China, worth a visit just on its own. It also doubles as an internationally accredited science academy. We stayed in a hotel inside the park, but there are plenty of options outside it as well.

Day 12 Menglun (勐仑) – Mengla (勐腊) 80km, 4.5 hours of riding( B , L )
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From Menglun we hopped back on the expressway, called Erji Lu (二级路), which soars above the valleys and cuts right through the mountains. Be sure to have all your lights handy again, as we passed though about 15 tunnels today, two of which were over 3km long.

Outside of Menglun there is a slow, steady 20km climb which ends with a 3km tunnel and then descends back down about 12km. About one kilometer after the toll booth at the bottom of the climb is Mengyuan (勐远), a good resting point with plenty of options for food and drink. After lunch, the road began to rise again steadily, passing through numerous tunnels until the final 10km where it descended into Mengla (a right hand turn, 1km off the expressway).

 

Mengla is a big town with many options for sleeping and eating. On top of this it is only 46km from the Laos border. If you're up for it, there is a wonderful park about 18km away (we took a bus) called Sky Tree Tropical Rainforest Park (望天树热带雨林公园), which has the world's highest canopy walk of 38 meters and plenty of entertainment and wilderness to keep you busy a few days.

Day 13 Mengla (勐腊) – Na Teuy, Laos – 67km, nearly 4 hours of riding( B , L )
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It is only 46km from Mengla to the border town, Mohan, on the expressway. It is a bit hilly but the road is great and you barely notice the hills. It's a good idea to leave some time for the border crossing, but we had no trouble at all. It cost me 300 yuan to get my visa on arrival. The next town in Laos is Boten, only 3km from the border.

We decided to continue on as border towns are infamous for crime, and this one didn't seem to be any different. A little less than 20km down the road lies the intersection of the roads leading to Luang Namtha (right) and Oudomxay (straight) in the town of Na Teuy. There are two basic guesthouses here, and a few restaurants, both Lao and Chinese styles.

Day 14 Na Teuy – Oudomxay – 82km, 5 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Na Teuy – Oudomxay – 82km, 5 hours of riding
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After a wonderful breakfast of Lao-style rice noodles, we set off for Oudomxay, the biggest city in northern Laos. The road which was great all the way from Jinghong, turned to dust only a few kilometers after Na Thuai. The road is being rebuilt by the Chinese all the way to Oudomxay, but there are some nice sections still that they hadn't torn up. At the 28km mark for the day we had lunch in the small town of Meng Namo.

After lunch we continued on and the road begins to rise. Altogether it rises about 500m over a 25km stretch. It is a slow climb with frequent resting points, brief downhills and tons of marvelous little villages were everyone shouts "Sabaidee!!" The children were especially happy to see us, as we handed out candy along the way.

During our climb we could begin to hear music coming from the top of the mountain. Needless to say at the very top there was a small village throwing a party. We stopped and joined the festivities briefly, but continued on as to not impose too much. From here there is a nice and long descent into Oudomxay. Unfortunately, the descent is filled with patches of gravel, or just dust, so we had to take it really slow.

Day 15 Oudomxay – Pak Mong – 84km, 5.5 hours of riding( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Oudomxay – Pak Mong – 84km, 5.5 hours of riding
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Another day filled with the gorgeous mountains of northern Laos. Leaving Oudomxay follow the main road to the right, then after 5km turn left towards Luang Prabang. From here the road climbs about 14km. At the 11km mark there is a nice waterfall and a small shop for a snack or drink. After the first climb there is a short descent and then another climb lasting about 9km.

From here the road descends to the town of Lak 32 ("Kilometer 32"). There is a nice market here to buy some fruits, as well as one small restaurant and several rice noodle stands.

From here there is not much else besides small mountain villages all the way to Pak Mong. It's best to fuel up in Lak 32, as soon after you begin a long climb lasting a total of 22km. We stopped at a spring about half way up and then again at the small village at the top to shoot some pool with the locals while we waited for the rest of the team to catch up.

It became dark fast and we regretted our late start as the 20km of distance/900m of elevation descent into Pak Mong was quite difficult as the road was the same as it was all day – smooth riding one minute, then spoke breaking the next!

Day 16 Pak Mong – Luang Prabang – 110km, 9 hours of riding( B , L )
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Pak Mong is a noisy intersection filled with truck and bus traffic. Needless to say everything closes late and opens early. We were staying in probably the nicest place, run by a Chinese family, and still it was nothing to brag about. I was happy with clean sheets, though.

From Pak Mong to Luang Prabang the road is relatively flat, and not one pothole in sight. Unfortunately, the mayor of Luang Prabang had scheduled to meet us that afternoon, so we had no choice but to pile our bikes into a tuk-tuk and skip probably one of the nicer of our rides. From the back of the tuk-tuk, the scenery was still quite spectacular though.

Day 17 Luang Prabang( B , L )
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After breakfast, we will fit you for your bike then enjoy a tour around Luang Prabang with the Mekong river as our backdrop. You will soon understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes & characterizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts episodes from the Ramayana. Then visit the National Museum (closed on Tuesday), once a king's palace, where displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries. Wat Mai was built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. This afternoon, you continue settle in that will take you to the secrets of the town’s wetlands, centuries old temples, a Saa Paper village before going back to the town, you will visit a weaving centre, where you get an explanation of the silk weaving process. Look at silkworm, natural dyes and meet the weavers. Then climb Phousi Hill to enjoy the view overlooking the city and watch the amazing sunset. From here you can see the magic Mekong and the small Nam Khan rivers. This evening you have to yourselves. Maybe explore the local restaurants or indulge in another massage, the choice is yours. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 18 Luang Prabang-Kasi( B , L )
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Today we cycle south of Luang Prabang and up into the mountains through incredible scenery, using our support vehicle to break up the journey on the uphill sections. After breakfast, we’ll cycle 30 km to Xieng Ngeun, with part of our route running along the Nam Khan River, before cycling around 30km towards Ban Pongdong. Here we will rejoin our bus, driving through lush mountain scenery to Ban Thong Meuad. We’ll then hop back on our bikes and enjoy a thrilling descent for another 25km to the town of Kasi, set in a lush valley along the Nam Lik River. Cycling distance: 85 km (mostly flat / downhill) Overnight in Kasi.

Day 19 Kasi-Vang Vieng( B , L )
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We should be able to do today’s ride in a single morning leaving extra relaxation time in Vanvieng. We continue along route 13 and although there are some short climbs most of the ride is downhill or flat. The scenery is just beautiful and you should really enjoy stretching your legs. We will stop for refreshments a few times along the way, but we make a main stop after 50 km at a big village of Ban Phatang. The last 18 km is a fast flat ride among the spectacular limestone mountains. We will reach the hotel in time to enjoy lunch overlooking the river. The afternoon is free to explore the town or take a swim in the river. Vangvieng has a lively traveler’s scene with all the usual accompanying facilities: e-mail, pubs, pizza and many young foreigners.

Altitude: Kasi = 405 m. Vangvieng = 280 m

Ride: 58 km

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Accommodation: Elephant crossing hotel.

Day 20 Vang Vieng – Thalat( B , L )
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We have a long ride today and the heat may be the factor so we will want to leave early. We continue along the route 13 and stop for refreshment every 20 or 25 km. The rest of the morning is along undulating roads to Hinherb village. After 69 km we reach a long bridge, we stop for lunch in a restaurant. The afternoon ride is along fast flat roads. After 83 km, we turn left at a main junction of Phonhong town. After 15 km of riding along the flat road and takes, us into the town of Thalat near the NamNgum dam. We stay in Napakuang resort and have dinner at our resort.

Altitude: Vangvieng = 280 m. Thalat 190 m

Ride: 100 km

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: guesthouse

Day 21 Thalat – Vientiane( B , L )
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We ride out of Thalat pass the NamNgum dam, we have one sharp hill in the morning then it is all fairly flat, we stop for lunch in a local restaurant when we feel like it. Riding today there are more traffic so please remember to keep riding on right side all the time and we regroup before getting into town and then we cycling to hotel. Tour Is Over

Altitude: Thalat = 190 m. Vientiane = 180 m

Ride: 93 km

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: Sengtawan hotel

Day 22 Departure from Vientiane( B )
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Eshan County

Eshan CountyEshan Yi Autonomous county(峨山彝族自治县), called for short as Eshan county, is located in the middle part of Yunnan province. It borders Hongta district and Tonghai county in the east, Shiping county in the south, Shuangbai county to the northwest and Yimen county in the north. The total area is 1972 square kilometers. There are more Read more

Jinghong

JinghongJinghong City is the provincial capital of Xishuangbanna, bordering Myanmar in the south. It is a small city on the Lancang River with lush tropical and subtropical scenery and a unique folk culture. As a central city of international regional cooperation area of China, Thailand, and Myanmar, Jinghong city boasts subtropical monsoon climate and high Read more

Mengla County

Mengla CountyMengla County is located in the southeast of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, bordering Laos to the east and Jinghong to the northwest. It is the first big county for travelers arriving from Laos (Buses from Luang Mantha takes 4 hours to this county) right located near the China-Laos border. It was once the starting point of ancient tea & horse Read more

Menglun

MenglunCovering 355 square kilometers, Menglun is located in northwest of Mengla County, 60 kilometers far away from the downtown. Menglun is famous for the rain forest landscape, of which Tropical Botanical Garden is the most representative one. Tourists can not only appreciate mysterious tropical rain forest but also see wonderful rain forest of line stone. There Read more

Mohan

MohanMohan is located in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. It is a small border town situated in very south end of Yunnan province in China. If you are planning to go to Laos from China or vice versa, you’ll be passing through this small town, because the immigration (border control) is here. Highlights of Mohan Read more

Mojiang County

Mojiang CountyMojiang Hani Autonomous County (墨江哈尼族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Mojiang International Twins Festival (the Sun Festival of Hani Ethnic Group) is held every year in Mojiang County, attracting over one thousand of twins from different countries and regions. During the festival, celebrating activities include Twins Talents Read more

Ninger County

Ninger CountyNing’er Hani and Yi Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 宁洱哈尼族彝族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.The population of the county has a large proportion of native Hani and Yi people in a predominately Han Chinese population. As of 2003 the county records a population of approximately 190,000 people.Read more

Puer

PuerPu’er is a southwestern city of Yunnan Province,The name Pu’er dates back to 1729, but was changed to Simao (思茅) in 1950 after the Communist Revolution. In 2007, the original name of Pu’er was restored. This change had an effect on the size of the official Pu’er tea production area, a major regional product. The urban administrative center Read more

Simao District

Simao DistrictSimao District (Chinese: 思茅区; pinyin: Sīmáo Qū; formerly known as Cuiyun District) is a district under the jurisdiction of Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. It is the seat of Pu’er Prefecture. Formerly both Simao and the surrounding region of Pu’er prefecture played a major role in the historic tea horse trade between Yunnan, Tibet and Read more

Tonghai County

Tonghai CountyTonghai county, located in middle of Yunnan Province, was a vital communication hub since the ancient time. The government seat lies in Xiushan town. The handicraft industry of Tonghai county was highly developed, and it is one of the counties teemed with flue-cured tobacco. Tonghai county is the principle habitation of Mongolian in Yunnan province, also the Read more

XishuangBanna

XishuangBannaThe scenic spots featured by Buddhist temples, folk custom and tropical rain forest in Xishuangbanna scatter in many places. The prefecture is nicknamed Aerial Garden for its luxuriant and multi – layered primitive woods and tropical rain forests, which are teeming with animals and plants. Tourists can not only feel strong ethnic flavor but also appreciate beautiful tropical Read more

Yuxi

YuxiYuxi sits in the center of Yunnan province, with Kunming to its North, Pu’er at its west, Honghe to the southeast and Chuxiong to the northwest. The largest administrative center of Yuxi is Hongta District. Yuxi city covers an area of 15,300 square meters and its largest administrative center is Hongta District. The city had Read more

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