Mangshi Overview

Chinese Name: Mangshi 芒市 English IPA: Mangshi Location: East of Dehong Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest Frontier of China, Neighbouring Myanmar. Population (city): 410,400 Language: Southwestern Mandarin, Yunnan Dialect, Dialect of Western Yunnan,  Dai Dialect, Jingpo Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Mangshi, means “the City of Dawn” in Dai dialect, because it was right in the dawn when Buddha came to this city according to the legend. It is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province,  and it’s also the capital city of Dehong Prefecture. Mangshi is closed to Burma, thus it’s an important window for culture exchange between China and Burma and border port for trading and transportation. Mangshi is a classic national minority border city, so it has very thick and authentic ethnic customs, plus its pretty landscape. Therefore it has nicknames, such as “the Hometown of Peacock”  and “the City of Dawn”. 


1.Buddhist culture:Local people believe in Hinayana Buddhism and Buddhist architecture can be seen in Mangshi, like Menghuan Golden Pagoda and Menghuan Silver Pagoda.
2.Natural landscape: Mangshi provides unique natural resources, such as Sanxian Cave, Peacock Lake and Mengbanaxi Rare Park.
3.Minority culture: Mangshi is the center of Dehong, so it accumulates many ethnic minorities. Travelers can visit the local ethnic villages and local museums.

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    Mangshi Attractions

    If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of metropolis, the tranquility and leisure of the small town must be your better choices. The City of Dawn, Mangshi, enjoys the gifts of nature and fulls of Buddhist atmosphere. Here, travelers can feel the strong belief of Buddhist through listening to the pray in pagoda, experience the life styles of ethnic minorities in ethnic villages and get involved in the picturesque scenery. Here are some attractions of Mangshi City, such [...]

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    Mangshi Tours

    Yunnan Exploration offers the flexible and unique Yunnan Tour Packages. Mangshi city offers charming landscape, unique scenic spots, rare species and colorful ethnic culture. We are here to offer the fabulous travel experience,4 Days Jingpo Ethnic Minority’s Munao Zongge Festival Tour, 10 Days Yunnan Motorbike Tour from Mohan Border to Ruili Border and 11 Days Western Yunnan and Myanmar Border Cycling Tour. Start your trip to experience local custom. [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Mangshi City enjoys a subtropical monsoonal climate without winter chills nor intense summer heat. It has long summer and short winter, and the weather is very mild in all seasons. Its annual average temperature is around 18-20℃ (64.4-68℉). Temperatures vary greatly during the day, and it can reach 25℃ (77℉) in daytime during winter. The highest temperature is in June, the lowest in January. It has much rainfall in summer. The best time to visit Mangshi is from October to [...]

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    Transportation, Mangshi , China Transportation

    Mangshi offers the convenient traffic including airport and 2 main bus station, without railway. Here are our advice on how to get in Mangshi and get around. How To Get In Airlines and Destinations Dehong Mangshi Airport (Chinese: 德宏芒市机场) (IATA: LUM, ICAO: ZPLX)  is an airport serving Mang City in Dehong, Yunnan Province, China. It was formerly called Luxi Mangshi Airport.   Airlines Destinations Beijing Capital Airlines Kunming China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen Kunming Airlines Kunming Lucky Air Beijing-Capital, Kunming Ruili Airlines Kunming Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Kunming Bus Stations There are main three bus stations in Mangshi. Different stations provides diverse lines. The Northern Bus Station is a station which provides the long-distance bus to [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Festivals and activities of Mangshi indicate the minority tradition, religion belief and life styles. If you visit Mangshi, do not miss them. Festivals Water Splashing Festival 泼水节 It is the traditional festival of Dai and De’ang ethnic minority. During this time, people splash water to each other to show wishes and get rid of the bad things last year. Munaozongge Festival 目瑙纵歌节 Munaozongge means that everyone dances together in Jingpo language. It is the grandest festival of Jingpo ethnic minority to sacrifice [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Where To Stay 1.Huafeng Peacock Lake Hotel & Resort芒市华丰孔雀湖度假酒店 2.Mangshi Hotel 芒市宾馆 3.Fortune Hotel 芒市财富大酒店 4.Mangshi Dabo Hotel 芒市达柏酒店 5.Mangshi Jincong Hotel 芒市金丛大酒店 6.Mangshi Shuncheng Hot Spring Resort Hotel 芒市顺成温泉度假酒店 7.Mangshi Banghe Hotel 芒市邦禾酒店 8.Mangshi Huangjia Hotel芒市皇佳大酒店 Things to Do Festivals 1.Water Splashing Festival Time: Gregorian calendar April 12-14 2.Munaozongge Festival     Time: The fifteenth and sixteenth day of the first lunar month. 3.Kuoshi Festival    Time: The ninth day of the first lunar month. 4.Aluwoluo Festival Time:Gregorian calendar March 20 Attractions  Menghuan Golden Pagoda  Menghuan Silver Pagoda Sanxian Cave Peacock Lake  Mengbanaxi Rare Park.   Best Time to Visit  Plenty of rainfall and the [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Yunnan Exploration offers the local, regional  and tour maps of Mangshi City. They are the good facilities in your travel in a strange place, including the transportation from Dali to Mangshi and information from Kunming to Mangshi and region map of Mangshi City in Dehong. All of the detailed and completed maps will help you get a better idea of Mangshi and plan a better Mangshi Tour. [...]

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    Mangshi Accommodation

    Mangshi City is the capital of Dehong. The hotels and resorts here offer the nice environment, complete facilities and comprehensive services. Here we list some hotels for you. Name of Hotel Address Telephone Number Comment Five-star Hotels Huafeng Peacock Lake Hotel & Resort   (芒市华丰孔雀湖度假酒店) No.66 of Xianchi Road, Peacock Lack, Mangshi City 0692-3029888   Mangshi Peacock Lake Resort opens the journey of the oxygen forest which provides the nice environment for you. It is the bridge of the city and nature. It give you both the natural beauty and luxury facility. Mangshi Hotel ( 芒市宾馆) No.1 Puti [...]

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