Best Places to Visit in Baoshan

In Baoshan, you can follow the thousand-year-old ancient road deep in the hoof pit to explore the footprints of the ancient silk road caravan, and you can also feel the bitter resistance in western Yunnan from the rut eroded by years. Baoshan will definitely not disappoint you as long as you set foot on this magical land. The following is the best places to visit in baoshan.

1. Tengchong Hot Sea

Located in Qingshui Township, southwest of Tengchong County, the hot sea covers an area of about 9 square kilometers and has more than 80 gas springs and hot springs. Hot springs can be seen spewing everywhere. The hot air shrouds this place in a white mist, , it is not only an important part of natural resources, but also a precious and non-renewable geological natural heritage.

2. Heshun Ancient Town

Entering Heshun, you will enter Yunnan’s earliest birthplace of cross-border trade. It is a century-old village deeply influenced by the culture of the Central Plains on the ancient silk road in southwest China. Compared with other ancient towns, Heshun has less commercial flavor, more cultural and ancient charm, less noise and bustle, and more beauty and tranquility. Therefore, in addition to visiting scenic spots, you can completely relieve pressure and stay comfortably for a few days.

3. Tengchong Volcano Park

When you enter the volcano park, all the mountains you can see are volcanoes, and every volcano is an active volcano in dormancy. It is said that the latest eruption is 7,000 years apart. In the Volcano Geothermal National Geopark, you can take a hot air balloon to spy on the panorama of the park from a height. In addition to taking a hot air balloon, climbing stairs and watching the volcano, you can also see the introduction of the volcano at the gate. There are many pictures and volcanic rocks. You may as well calm down and feel the charm of history and geography.

4. Three Parallel Rivers Natural Reserve

Three Parallel Rivers Natural Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a nature reserve extending over 170, 000 km2 within the undulating mountains of northwest Yunnan Province. It is the combination of seven geographical features over eight geographic region s. The whole reserve is composed of the drainage areas of the three great rivers – Nu River, Lancang River, Jinsha River, and the mountains around.

5. Heshun Old Town in Tengchong County, Baoshan

Heshun Ancient Town is located in 4 kilometers southwest of Tengchong County. Enjoying long history and civilization of more than 600 years, there is around 1000 traditional folk residences in Heshun, 100 of which is built in Qing Dynasty, known as the ‘Living Fossil of Chinese Ancient Architecture’. You can not only appreciate the romantic charm of Hui-style architecture but also find out some western elements in Heshun Ancient Town.

6. Beihai Wetland Reserve

The wetland is surrounded by mountains, located in a special geographical position, and is a typical subtropical volcanic lava barrier lake marsh wetland. The reserve features a “floating blanket style” marsh, complex biodiversity and high productivity. The reserve is not only a garden of national protected plants like Brasenia schreberi and wildwater chestnuts, but it is also a paradise for water birds.

There are still many scenic spots waiting for you to explore and discover!