Gengma County

Gengma County Overview

Chinese Name: 耿马县 English IPA: Gengma County Location: Southwestern Border of China Population (city): 296,300 Language: Yunnan Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Baima Square in Gengma County, Lincang

Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County (耿马傣族佤族自治县) is in Lincang prefecture, Yunnan province, China. Gengma County(耿马县) is located in the southwest border of China. Myanmar and Gengma county are joint by common mountains and rivers. The boundary line of Gengma county is 47.35 kilometers and it is the most convenient overland passage from Lincang and even Kunming to Myanmar Rangoon and Kyaukpyu port(皎漂港) of Burmese coast in the Indian Ocean. They are 15 kilometers and 14 kilometers respectively from the border Qingshuihe(清水河) to Myanmar’s strategic towns Huban(户板) and Gunnong(滚弄). It is 161 kilometers from Qingshuihe to Laxu(腊戌), the important commodity distribution center in north Myanmar, and 1162 kilometers to Rangoon Myanmar.

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Frontier County: Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County, founded on Oct 16, 1955, is one of 29 ethnic minority autonomous counties and 25 frontier counties in Yunnan province.

Ethnic Minorities: Gengma Dai and Yi Autonomous County is inhabited by Dai, Wa, Lahu, Bulang, Jingpo, Deang, Lisu, Yi, Hui and Han etc, ethnic groups.

Sand Pile Festival(堆沙节): It is a traditional annual festival for the Gengma Dai people to ring out the Old Year and ring in the New Year.

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    Gengma County Attractions

    There are both human landscapes and natural landscapes in Gengma County. You will explore traditional ethnic village like Mangtuan Village(芒团村), feel profound history in Shifodong Cave Site of Neolithic Period(石佛洞新石器时代文化遗址) and experience the Buddhist culture in Zongfosi Temple(总佛寺). More attractions include Baima Square, Dongjing Temple, Jingge White Pagoda(景戈白塔), Anti-earthquake Monument and Qingshuihe National Port(清水河口岸) etc. Here below is a brief introduction of part attractions. 1. Mengding Basin(孟定坝) It is a alluvial type basin nearby the tropical of cancer. The Nanting River runs through the whole Basin. 2. Gandong [...]

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    Gengma County Tours

    Customized tour packages may help tourists save time. In a tour package, you can get the clear routes, what the origin and destination are, which places the tour will go through, what tourist attractions you will visit. In this part, some tour packages are designed to help you plan your trip. Because of Gengma's various minorities and subtropical climate, minority discovery tour and exploring nature tour are recommended here. What's more, Gengma county is a ideal spot to start your trip to Southeast Asia like Laos, Myanmar [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    More than 90% of the land in Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County is distributed in tropical and subtropical. The climate is subtropical monsoon climate of South Asia, which is good for plants to grow. Annual average temperature of Gengma county is 18.8℃. The lowest average monthly temperature is 11.6℃ and the highest average monthly temperature is 23.3℃. The annual average precipitation is 1311 mm. Rainfall in summer and autumn is much more than winter and spring. Altitude in this [...]

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    Gengma County is characterized by advantageous location, convenient transportation and beautiful environment. You can choose Airplane or Long-distance bus to get to and leave there. Getting to & Leaving By Air 1. Lincang Airport(临沧机场) Tourists from other places, if your place has a airport, you can fly to Lincang first, then take long-distance bus to Gengma county. It takes about 50 minutes to fly from Kunming to Lincang(there are 6-7 flights every day), and about 4 hours from Linxiang district to Gengma county by [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    In 2010, Population of Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County was 296,300, and the population of ethnic minorities was 150,100, accounting for 50.67% of the total population. Among them Dai people was 56,900, 19.21% of total population; the population of Wa people was 45,800, 15.45% of total population. Dai and Wa are main ethnic minority groups. Festivals and Activities in Gengma County. 1. Water-splashing Festival(泼水节) The Dai is a minority that worships water, their biggest festival is water-splashing festival. It is the New Year [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Here are some travel tips you may interest when you plan a trip to Gengma County. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Weather Forecast: 121 Taxi number :4214444 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0883-6121425 Notes 1. Dressing: Large difference temperature between day and night, it is easy to catch a cold. Keep warm and avoid catching cold. 2. Sunscreen: When it rains, ultraviolet ray is weak; while sunny days, ultraviolet ray is strong, wearing sun cream, wearing a hat or a thin long-sleeve coat is necessary. 3. [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Maps are necessary for travelers to know a place. It helps a basic understanding about the location of the place, what scenic spots there are, how to get to there. Our Gengma county maps include tourist attractions maps, region maps and location maps of Gengma County.  [...]

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    Gengma County Accommodation

    Gengma town(耿马镇) is the county seat of Gengma county, and Mengding town(孟定镇) is vice-county town in Gengma county. Therefore, travelers mainly take a trip in these two places, especially in Mengding town. The hotel list is mainly the hotels of Gengma town and Mengding town. English name Chinese name Address Phone number Mengding Xintiandi Business Hotel 孟定新天地商务酒店 The crossing of Aiye Avenue and Tuanjie Road, Mengding Town(孟定镇艾叶大道与团结路交叉口) 0883-6522678 Mengding Biancheng Hotel 孟定边城大酒店 Qingnian Road, Mengding Town(孟定镇青年路) 0883-6522789 Mengding Ruijinda Hotel 孟定瑞金达大酒店 No.42 Zhongmian Road, Mengding Town(孟定镇中缅路42号) 15974911937 Gengma Hualong Hotel 耿马华龙大酒店 No.191 Jianshe Road, Gengma County(耿马建设路191号) 0883-6128888 Gengma Swan Lake Hotel 耿马天鹅湖大酒店 No.18 [...]

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