Menglian County Overview

1. Basic Information of Menglian County

  • Chinese Name: 孟连县
  • Area: 1,42square kilometers
  • Population: 127,870(2012)
  • Zip code: 665800
  • Dialing code: (+86) 0879

2. Where is Menglian County

Menglian Dai, Lahu and Wa Autonomous County (孟连傣族拉祜族佤族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, Yunnan Province, China. Menglian County is connected to Lancang County in the east, Ximeng County in the north, and Myanmar in the west and south. ovincial capital, 477 kilometers and is 279 kilometers away from Pu'er City. 

3. Administrative Divisions of Menglian County

As of 2012, Menglian Dai, Lahu and Wa Autonomous County has jurisdiction over 3 towns and 3 townships. The government is located in Nayun Town.

  • 3 Towns: Mangxin Town(芒信镇), Mengma Town(勐马镇), Nayun Town(娜允镇)
  • 3Townships: Gongxin Township(公信乡), Fuyan Township(富岩乡), Jingxin Township(景信乡)

4. Ethnic People of Menglian County

There are many ethnic groups in Menglian County. By the end of 2013, there were 21 ethnic minorities including Dai, Lahu and Wa in Menglian County, and the minority population accounted for 86% of the total population.

5. Climate and Weather of Menglian County

The climate is warm and temperate in Menglian. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This climate is considered to be Cwa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification.

6. Best Time to Visit Menglian County

It is suitable to visit Menglian County in the spring and autumn. Like many other cities in Yunnan, Menglian is a place where the seasons are like spring. There is no cold, no heat, warm and humid, especially suitable for human habitation. May- October is the rainy season of Menglian County. Therefore, the best time to visit Menglian County is spring and autumn.

7. What to Do in Menglian County

Menglian County is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Getting out of Nayun Town and exploring the countryside provides plenty of interesting diversions. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as Nayun Town(娜允古镇), Menglian Temple(孟连总佛寺), Mangyang Temple(芒养佛寺), Gaimian Temple(改缅寺), Menglian Gold Tower(孟连大金塔) and so on.

8. How to Get to Menglian County

Menglian County can be accessible by air and long-distance bus. There is a Passenger Transport Bus Station in Menglian County. Tourists can take long-distance buses to Menglian from Kunming, Simao, Jinghong, etc.

9. History of Menglian County

Before the middle of the first century AD, Menglian was the territory of the Dai Association "Mengdaguang" (勐达光) ("哀牢国" in Chinese).