Ximeng County Overview

1. Basic Information of Ximeng County

  • Chinese Name: 西盟县
  • Area: 1,57square kilometers
  • Population: 91,300
  • Zip code: 665700
  • Dialing code: (+86) 0879

2. Where is Ximeng County

Ximeng Wa(Va) Autonomous County is affiliated to Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. It is located in the southwestern part of Yunnan Province, in the Awa Mountain area in the west of Pu’er City. It spans between 99°18′ and 99°43′ east longitude and 22°25′ to 22°57′ north latitude. It is bordered by Lancang County in the east, northeast and southeast, Menglian County in the south, and the mountains and rivers of the Federal Republic of Burma in the west and northwest. The national boundary line is 89.33 kilometers long, and the county seat is 732 kilometers away from Kunming, the provincial capital. It is 235 kilometers away from Pu’er, with a horizontal distance of 40 kilometers from east to west and a vertical distance of 60 kilometers from north to south, with a total area of 1,355.57 square kilometers. 

3. Administrative Divisions of Ximeng County

As of 2016, there are 5 towns and 2 townships under the jurisdiction of Ximeng County. The government seat is located in Mengsuo Town.

  • 5 Towns: Mengsuo Town (勐梭镇), Mengka Town (勐卡镇), Zhongke Town (中课镇), Xinchang Town (新厂镇), Wenggake Town (翁嘎科镇)
  • 2 Townships: Yuesong Township (岳宋乡), Lisuo Lahu Ethnic Township (力所拉祜族乡)

4. Ethnic People of Ximeng County

The minority population of Ximeng County is 8.39 million in 2010, of which, the Wa population is 68.87 percent of the total population, as well as other minorities, such as Yi, Bai, Dai, Zhuang, Miao, Hui, Lisu, Lahu, Wa,Naxi, Yao, Tibetan, Jingpo, Blang, Buyi, Achang, Hani, Pumi, Nu, Jino, De'ang, Dulong, etc.

5. Climate and Weather of Ximeng County

Ximeng Wa Autonomous County is located in the southern section of the Nushan Mountains. It belongs to the middle and high mountain valleys. The rivers belong to the Nujiang River system. It is affected by the warm and humid air current in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It belongs to the subtropical maritime monsoon climate.

6. Best Time to Visit Ximeng County

It is suitable to visit Ximeng County  all year round. Like many other cities in Yunnan, Ximeng is a place where the seasons are like spring. There is no cold, no heat, warm and humid, especially suitable for human habitation, so you can go to Ximeng at any time.

7. What to Do in Ximeng County

Ximeng Va Autonomous County (西盟佤族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Wa/Va people is the main inhabitants here. Wa language is common here.The Ximeng (西盟) county seat is small and one runs out of things to do there quickly, especially when there is no festival. However, getting out of town and exploring the countryside provides plenty of interesting diversions. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as Likan Waterfall(里坎瀑布), Washan Yunhai(佤山云海), Muyiji( 木依吉), Mengsuo Dazhai Temple(勐梭大寨总佛寺), Mengsuo Longtan(勐梭龙潭) and so on.

8. How to Get to Ximeng County

Ximeng County can be accessible by air and long-distance bus. Pu’er Airport has flights flying to and from Kunming, Chengdu, Changsha, Xian, Chongqing, Beijing, etc. There is a Passenger Transport Bus Station in Ximeng County. Tourists can take long-distance buses to Ximeng from Kunming, Ximeng, Menglian, etc.

9. History of Ximeng County

In the Western Han Dynasty, Ximeng County was affiliated to the ancient Dai people's alliance country "Mengdaguang (勐达光)" (“Ailao Country” in Chinese).