Longchuan County Overview
Longchuan County (陇川县) is a county located in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan province, southwestern China.Like a glittery emerald studded on the southwest frontier of Yunnan, China, Longchuan shares mountains and rivers with Myanmar. As friendly neighbors, Longchuan and Myanmar have their villages face to each other along the boarder lines. In fact, Longchuan, a county situated in the west of De’hong Prefecture, is known as the hometown of Munaozongge which is the grandest festival for Jingpo minority in Yunnan Province. As the major habitat of Jingpo group, Longchuan County has spared no efforts to develop its tour sector in recent years.
Chinese Name: 陇川县
Area：1913 square kilometers
Dehong was called “Ancient Mengmao Kingdom” in the recording of The Pattra Sutra; it was named as the “Dianyue Elephant Riding Kingdom” under the pen of Simaqian. Dehong is not only the outlet of the ancient “The Southwest Silk Road of China”, but also the outlet of the Yunnan-Myanmar Road. At present，it is still the golden port leading to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Since its founding in 1953, the Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture has been a great concern of the leaders of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
Long before, Longchuan was a part of Mengwan of Dai people. It was Ailao County under Yongchang Prefecture in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD) (having jurisdiction over Dehong District). In the Ming Dynasty, the central government administrated Longchuan by setting up Xuanfu Office. In 1952, Longchuan County was set.
The warmest month of the year is June, with an average temperature of 24.1 °C. In January, the average temperature is 13.2 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year.
Longchuan, "Meng Wan" in Dai language, is the place where the sun shines. It is located in the southwest border of China. It neighbors Mangshi City in the east, Ruili City in the south, Lianghe county and Yingjiang County in the north. This county covers an area of 1931 square kilometers. Longchuan is featureed by "three mountains, two dams and one valley". The highest altitude is 2618.8 meters, the lowest altitude is 780 meters.
No plane and airport in Longchuan County. But you can fly to Mangshi and then take a bus to Longchuan County, or take the long-distance in Kunming Western Station.
Longchuan, Town of Munaozongge, enjoys the traditional culture of Jingpo and Achang people and the integration of diverse religions, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Travelers can enjoy the leisurely life pace in the ethnic villages Husa Achang Ethnic Town and Jingpo Ethnic Park, appreciating the group dancing of local people, especially the group dancing of Munaozongge. Otherwise, local religion architectures can show you the beliefs of local people, Jinghan Yutu Pagoda and Guanyin Temple in Longchuan County. Festivals of the Achang and Jingpo ethnic minorities are big events in Longchuan. We suggest travelers take part in these festivals because it’s a good chance to discover the minorities culture in Longchuan. You will love this pure land.
There are 5 original ethnic groups in Dehong, Dai, Jingpo, De’ang, Lisu and Achang, who live together generation by generation. These ethnic minority live cross border. They keep the trade contacts and cultural exchanges. The major ethnic group in Longchuan is Jingpo. Longchuan enjoys traditional Jingpo culture. Achang people here make contribution to the colorful ethnic culture here. The representative festivals covers Water-splashing Festival of Dai, Munaozongge of Jingpo, Kuoshi Festival of Lisu and Aluwoluo Festival of Achang.
What to Eat in Longchuan
Pestled Dish Of Jingpo People
Green Leaves Banquet
What to Buy in Longchuan