Bapai Village of Hehua Town in Tengchong City, Baoshan

Plan your Baoshan Ethnic Villages Tour to Baoshan? Visit Bapai Village of Hehua Town in Tengchong City, Baoshan which is one of the most fascinating ethnic villages in Baoshan. Explore the local folk ethnic culture including History, Food and Dining, Clothing, Customs and Traditions, Architecture, Festivals, Crafts, Religion, Language of local ethnic people in Bapai Village of Hehua Town in Tengchong City, Baoshan.

Chinese Name: 保山市腾冲市荷花镇民团村坝派村
English Name: Bapai Village of Hehua Town in Tengchong City, Baoshan

“Bapai/坝派” means “a place covered with hemp and pine trees” in the Dai language. Bapai Village is located south of Hehua Town in Tengchong City. The village, situated amidst mountains and rivers, boasts well-preserved residences and temples dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Some of these structures still retain traditional Dai cultural elements, exuding a strong rural architectural charm. The renowned Bapai Village Jiuquan Spring within the area is widely known far and wide.

This year, under the leadership and support of the Party Committee and Government of Hehua Town, Bapai Village has been vigorously promoting rural revitalization with the development philosophy of “prosperous industries, livable ecology, civilized rural customs, effective governance, and affluent lives.” It has painted a beautiful picture of a village that is beautiful, prosperous for farmers, and united and progressive.

With a focus on creating a livable ecology, we have painted a landscape of “surrounded by green trees, with flowing streams.”

We have accelerated the upgrading of infrastructure. With an investment of over 1 million yuan, we have completed projects such as facade restoration, road improvements, greening and beautification, tourism signage, parking lots, and public toilets. These efforts have continuously enhanced the happiness and satisfaction of the residents. Leveraging the transformation and upgrading of the Bapai Village Jiuquan Spring scenic area, we have utilized the rare low-temperature hot springs to inject new vitality into tourism development. By relying on the improvement of the village’s water system, we are dedicated to creating a tranquil village nestled between streams and ancient houses. In the balance between activity and tranquility, we strive to create the “water beauty” of Bapai Village.

We have developed the health and wellness industry with the hot springs. Taking advantage of the successful creation of a 3A-level scenic area, we have vigorously promoted the development of the tourism industry. The Kangfeng Bapai Village Hot Spring Valley has been put into trial operation. We have signed contracts to introduce the exciting Nan Di River rafting project, regained the operating rights of the Bapai Village Jiuquan Spring, and revitalized resources to invigorate the health and wellness tourism industry of Bapai Village.

We have developed the hydropower industry with the village’s water resources. Leveraging the abundant passing water volume, we have constructed two small hydropower stations at Huangguoshu and Shapotou, with an annual electricity output of 30 million kilowatt-hours, achieving a production value of 4.5 million yuan.

By using ethnic culture as a key element, we have painted a picture of “original flavor, precious treasures” in our culinary offerings.

We have used culture to attract the attention of tourists. We have focused on the protection and inheritance of cultural heritage such as the Water-Splashing Festival, Dai weaving, farmer paintings, and the Dai language, creating a series of “small but refined,” “small but beautiful,” and “small but distinctive” excellent programs such as Dai opera, Dai martial arts, and folk songs. We have developed Dai ethnic craft tourism products and cultural and creative products, integrating ethnic culture into the village’s development stride.

We have conquered the hearts of tourists with our services. We have created a beautiful landscape environment, adding new “one-lane, one-theme” Dai farmer paintings, bamboo fences, and weaving and spinning areas to attract visitors. We have addressed issues such as parking fees and the collection and treatment of domestic sewage in Bapai Village that have attracted attention, continuously improving the living and visiting experiences of residents and tourists.

We have captured the appetites of tourists with our cuisine. We have delved deeply into authentic Dai cuisine and promoted Dai flavors to a wider market through publicity. This has driven the clustered development of surrounding farmhouse inns, shops, and handicraft production. We have opened two new Dai-style farmhouse inns and upgraded three, with a total of seven unique farmhouse inns in the village, with an annual income of over 1.2 million yuan.
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