Xiaowan Town

Xiaowan Town Overview

Chinese Name: 小湾镇 English IPA: Xiaowan Town Location: East of Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Population (city): 27156 Language: Local Dialect Zip code: 675909 Tel code: 0883 Time zone:

Xiaowan Town(小湾镇), formerly known as Majie Township(马街乡), is located in the east of Fengqing County, located along the southern bank of the Lancang River, 50 kilometers from the county seat. In 1993, the Majie township was removed and renamed Xiaowan Town. In 2003, the government seat moved from Majie village to the Xiaowan Village. Xiaowan Town covers an area of 204 square kilometers and has jurisdiction over 184 villager groups in 12 villages, with a total population of 27,156. At the end of 2017, the town realized a total rural economic income of 377 million yuan and a per capita disposable income of 10,047 yuan for rural permanent residents. The per capita disposable income of urban residents was 29,500 yuan. Completed scale above fixed assets investment 588 million yuan and attracted investment 106 million yuan. In 2018, the town has 31 grass-roots party organizations.

Highlights of Xiaowan Town

1. Tea Culture: Xiaowan Town, which is located in the middle reaches of Lancang River, is one of the center areas of the origin of tea trees in the world. There are still many wild, evolutional and cultivated ancient tea trees, which have the value of sightseeing and scientific investigation. There is a ancient tea tree for more than 3200 years at Xiangzhuqing of Jinxiu Village(锦绣村香竹箐), known as “the ancestor of tea tree” and “the king of tea”.

2. Minority Culture: In Xiaowan town, in addition to the Han nationality, there are also eight ethnic minorities of Yi, Bai, Miao, Su, Hui, Dai, Wa and Lahu. The minority population accounts for more than 60% of the total population. Xiaowan is a minority town inhabited by many minority population. 

3. Hydropower: Xiaowan Hydropower Station is located 1.5 kilometers after the confluence of Lancang River and its tributary, Heihui River, the junction of Fengqing County and Nanjian County. It is the highest hyperbolic arch dam in the world, with the distinctive characteristics of large storage capacity, large installed capacity, large construction investment, great difficulty in construction, high slope, high water head, high dam, good long-term benefit, good cascade control, less migration and so on.

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Xiaowan Town Attractions

Xiaowan Town is rich in natural resources, and the cash crops mainly include tea, walnut, pepper, apple, persimmon, jujube, etc. There are attractions in Xiaowan Town, including the world's largest ancient tea tree(3200 years), the Ancient Tea Horse Road Qinglong Bridge and three small reservoirs, that is, the Huangcaoba Reservoir黄草坝水库(with a capacity of 3.66 million cubic meters), the Ganshaba Reservoir干沙坝水库(with a capacity of 1.16 million cubic meters), and the Fanxinhe Reservoir翻新河水库(with a capacity of 1.43 million cubic meters). The Long Lake [...]

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Xiaowan Town Tours

Xiaowan Tours are usually related with the destinations such as Dali and Pu'er. There are Yi, Bai, Miao, Lisu, Hui, Dai, Wa, Lahu, Han, 9 ethnic groups living in Xiaowan Town. Among them, minority population is over 60% of total population. In addition, there are reservoirs, tea gardens and ethnic villages in Xiaowan Town. Therefore, our Xiaowan Town tour packages are involved in ethnic culture and tea culture. Several tourism themes can be chosen in Xiaowan Town tours, such as ethnic minority discovery [...]

Climate & When to Go

Xiaowan Town is a summer resort. With an altitude of 987 meters to 2804 meters, the annual average temperature is 16.5℃, the annual average rainfall of 1503 mm, long sunshine duration and short frost peroid(the frost-free period is more than 300 days), which belongs to the subtropical climate type. Climate in Xiaowan Town is warm and moderate all the year round. There are many rivers and abundant water source in Xiaowan Town. There are 3.66 million cubic meters of Huangcaoba [...]

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At present, almost every village in Xiaowan Town has access to roads. Although the road condition in some villages is not so good, it is much better than before since Xiaowan Town is a remote town in Yunnan. In the future, transportation in Xiaowan Town will be better, the cement roads in each village are paving.  How to Get to Xiaowan Town You have two ways to Xiaowan Town, bus and chartered bus. You can also drive there yourself. 1. By Bus If you [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Xiaowan is an ethnic minority town with a multi-ethnic population living together. There are eight ethnic minorities including Yi, Bai, Miao, Lisu, Hui, Dai, Wa, Lahu, among them Yi minority has the largest population. Xiaowan Town is mainly rural, entertainment there is less. Here below are several festival and activities related to Xiaowan Town. Festival in Xiaowan Town As for ethnic festivals in Xiaowan Town, in addition to the traditional festivals of Han nationality like Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and Tomb [...]

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Travel Tips

Xiaowan Town travel tips provide some considerations when traveling in Xiaowan Town, which can help you to prepare a trip. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Postal Code: 675909 Weather Forecast: 121 Area Code: 0883 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Dressing and Sunscreen Xiaowan Town enjoys tropical monsoon climate with abundant rainfall and clear dry and wet season. 1. During dry season(Nov. to April), on the one hand, you need to bring sunglasses, sun cream and sunhat to prevent the strong sunshine due to low latitude and clear weather; on the other hand, [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good helper for us. To help you have a better understanding of Xiaowan Town, we provide you different Xiaowan Town maps including Xiaowan Town transportation map, Xiaowan Town region map, Xiaowan Town location map and Xiaowan Town tourist attractions map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Xiaowan Town and what to discover there. [...]

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Xiaowan Town Accommodation

Xiaowan is a small and remote town in Yunnan. It is not well-known, but the environment is good and the air is fresh. It is still waiting to be developed, so the accommodation in Xiaowan Town is not so convenient. You are Suggested to go to Fengqing or Nanjian County for overnight because these two places are not far from Xiaowan Town and have better accommodation conditions. Hotels in Fengqing County 1. Dianhong Hotel (滇红大酒店) Address: One Road of Fengshan Town (凤城一号路) Tel: 0883-4691777 2. Fengqing [...]

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