Heshun Ancient Town Overview

1.Basic Information

  • Population: 6825(2014)
  • Nationalities: mainly Han, Bai, Dai, Hui
  • Area: about 17.4 square kilometers
  • Zip code: 670100
  • Area code: 0875


Heshun Ancient Town is in the southwest of Tengchong county, 3km from the downtown area. It is surrounded by a river and built along the slope of a hill. The town extends about 3km horizontally. Its location is 25°00'50" N, 98°27'27" E, altitude: 1580 meters/5183 feet. 

3.Administrative Division

As of 2014, there are three administrative villages(Shizilu Village(十字路村), Dazhuang Village(大庄村), Shuidiao Village(水碓村)) under the jurisdiction of Heshun Town. The government seat is located in Dazhuang village.

4.Ethnic People

At the end of 2014, there were Han, Bai, Dai, Hui and other ethnic groups living in the town of Heshun, among which Han is the main ethnic group. There are over 18,000 overseas Chinese in Heshun Town, mainly living in 13 countries and regions such as Myanmar, Thailand, the United States and Canada.

5.Climate and Weather

Heshun Ancient Town climate is classified as warm and temperate. Heshun has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. The climate here is classified as Cfb by the Köppen-Geiger system. In Heshun, the average annual temperature is 16.0 °C. About 1510 mm of precipitation falls annually.

6.Best Time to Visit

It's suitable to visit Heshui Ancient Town all year around, especially the spring time with canola flower and summer time with lotus.

7.Things to Do

Heshun is a charming old town with plenty to see and the top Heshun Town attractions include the Library, Museum of Yunnan-Burmese Anti-Janpanese War(滇缅抗战博物馆), Heshun Lane, Wanlouzi Museum(弯楼子博物馆), vaious temples and ancestral halls. 

8.How to Get to Heshun Ancient Town

Heshun ancient town is located 3 kilometers southwest of Tengchong in Yunnan province, generally tourists first getting to Tengchong and then transferring to Heshun Town. Usually it'll take about 15 minutes.