Tacheng Town Overview

‣ Where is Tacheng Town Weixi County

Tacheng Town is situated in Weixi County of Diqing Prefecture in the northwest of Yunnan. Tacheng is the hometown of snub-nosed monkey Lingling and Tibetan Reba Art.

‣ Basic Information of Tacheng Town Weixi County

● Chinese Name: 塔城乡

● Key Words:  Buddhist holy place, Lisu Minority

● Area: 807 square kilometers

● Population: 14,880

● Zip code: 674609

‣ Climate of Tacheng Town Weixi County

The climate of Tacheng Town Weixi County belongs to the subtropical and temperate monsoon plateau mountain climate. It is characterized by: long winter without summer, spring first, then autumn. The biggest differences include cold and warm, dry and wet, and large and small rainy season. 

‣ Administrative Division of Weixi County

There are 3 towns and 7 townships under the administration of Weixi Lisu Autonomous County,respectively, Baohe Town (保和镇), Yezhi Town (叶枝镇), Tacheng Town (塔城镇), Yongchun Township (永春乡), Pantiange Township (攀天阁乡), Baijixun Township (白济讯乡), Kangpu Township (康普乡), Badi Township (巴迪乡), Zhonglu Township (中路乡), Weiden township (维登乡).

‣ Tacheng Town Weixi County Attractions

1. Kena Village of Tacheng Town in Weixi County, Diqing (维西县塔城镇柯那村)

2. Haini Village of Tacheng Town in Weixi County, Diqing (维西县塔城镇海尼村)

3. Hada Village of Tacheng Town in Weixi County, Diqing (维西县塔城镇启别村委会哈达村)

4. Tacheng Village of Tacheng Town in Weixi County, Diqing (迪庆藏族自治州维西县塔城镇塔城一二组)

5. Duonage Village of Tacheng Town in Weixi County, Diqing (迪庆藏族自治州维西县塔城镇朵那阁村)

6. Bazhu Village in Tacheng, Diqing (巴珠村)

7. Tacheng Yunnan Black Snub-Nosed Monkey National Park, Diqing (滇金丝猴国家公园)

‣ What to Eat in Tacheng Town Weixi County

1. Clear Soup Fish (清汤鱼)

The clear soup fish is also called "live fish in flowing water ", you should use the local good water to cook fresh live fish.

2. Weixi Sweet Tea (维西甜茶)

First use black tea to extract juice, then add milk and sugar, it becomes sweet and delicious, nutritious. The sweet tea practice in the Yadong County is particularly particular about it, and it has a distinctive flavour.

3. Weixi Tofu (维西豆腐)

Tofu is the best in Diqing Weiweixi tofu. Because of its good water quality and traditional production methods, the tofu is white and tender, and has a good taste. It is very popular among consumers.

‣ Tacheng Town Weixi County Transportation

Compared with other places, the transportation of Tacheng Town Weixi County is not very convenient. However, it is easy for you to go anywhere you want. There are several transportation means that you can choose. The long-distance bus is the common transportation means.

‣ Recommended Hotels in Tacheng Town Weixi County

There are some hotels, which enjoy high reputation, such as Qizong Dharmaa Hotel (其宗达摩筱园 ), Luyi Manor Hotel in Tacheng (塔城路益庄园酒店), Songtsam Lodges (维西松赞塔城酒店), which are equipped with the best facilities and service.

‣ Festivals in Tacheng Town Weixi County

As the main minority inhabited in Tacheng Town Weixi County, Lisu people created brilliant culture and customs, among which the unique traditional festivals of  Lisu Group enjoy good fame and attract tourists home and abroad to visit. The main festivals are as follows:

1. Kuoshi (阔什)

2. Sword Ladder Climbing Festival (刀杆节)

3. Shouhuo (Harvest) Festival (收获节)

4. Thanksgiving Day (感恩节)

5.  Tacheng Reba Folk Art (塔城热巴民间艺术)


In 1949, it was Wu District. In 1958, it was renamed Lapu Commune. In 1962, it was changed to The Fifth District. In 1969, it was renamed Weidong Commune. In 1972, it was changed to Tacheng Commune. In 1984, it was changed to Tacheng District. In 1988, it was changed to Tacheng township. In 2002, Tacheng Township was changed as Tacheng Town.


In Tacheng Town Weixi County, it is abundant for its ethnic culture. There are 8 ethnic groups in Tacheng Town. Various ethnic cultures constitute a colorful picture.