Puer Overview

Chinese Name: 普洱市 English IPA: Puershi Location: Southwest Yunnan Population (city): 2,617,000 Language: Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 665000 Tel code: (+86) 0879 Time zone: UTC+8

Puer has a long history before 109 BC, which is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province. It is adjacent to Honghe and Yuxi in the east, Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali and Chuxiong in the north. It is bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar in the southwest. Puer City was once an important station on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. Due to the subtropical monsoon climate, most of the area is frost-free throughout the year. It is one of the important producing areas of the famous Puer Tea and one of the largest tea-producing areas in China.

Highlights of Puer:

  • Profound Tea Culture: The Pu’er Tea Culture has a long history. Pu’er Tea is a unique large-leaved tea in Yunnan, which pays attention to the tea brewing skills and tea-tasting art in Chinese famous tea. Tea culture is an attractive tourist factor in the Highlights of Puer tour, especially, Puer Tea Culture. If you are interested in tea culture, China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden will be the best place to know tea processing skills and the history of Puer Tea. What’s more, Jingmai Village covers an area of ​​11.25 square kilometers and is 1,550 meters above sea level, which is also the another place to know the profound Puer Tea culture. 
  • The Ancient Tea Horse Road: The Ancient Tea Horse Road(also known as the Southern Silk Road) is a sprawling web of thousand-year-old paths connecting Southeast Asia to southwest China and Tibet. The network once ferried horses and silver from Tibet to China in exchange for tea, but people also traded salt for tea, ivory for gold, and religious instruction for food and shelter. It stretches over 1,000 miles from Sichuan province through Yunnan’s mountains and the Tibetan plateau up to Lhasa, and is still bustling with old and newer kinds of commerce. Today, you can travel the ancient route and find remnants of the caravan road in Puer City, patches of cobbled lane and still-thriving tea plantations.
  • Ethnic Culture & Border Culture: There are 9 ethnic minority autonomous counties in Pu’er, which are home to 14 inhabitants such as Han, Hani, Yi, Lahu, Wa and Dai. The minority population accounts for 61% of the total population in Puer. Multi-ethnic settlement makes Puer City full of colorful ethnic culture, whether the festivals or the food. Puer is also bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar in the southwest. One Place Bordering Three Countries and China-Laos NO.7 Boundary Monument are must-visit places for people who are interested in border culture.

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Puer Attractions

Puer Attractions are abundant and are full of all kinds, including natural sceneries, human sceneries and villages where you can experience the rich ethnic culture. Pu’er is well-known for Pu’er Tea and boasts its abundant tourist resources. Trace back to the Ancient Tea Horse Road to discover the ancient commerce culture. Trek up to the Mt. Ailaoshan and Mt. Wuliang and seize the beauty of the grand mountain view. Stretch your way to Hani Earthen Houses in Mojiang [...]

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Puer Tours

As one of the most important destinations on the Yunnan classic tour routes, Puer Tours are connected with other top destinations in Yunnan, like Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, etc. Start a tea culture tour of Puer and enjoy the renowned Puer Tea, explore the mysterious and fun festivals of ethnic culture like Splashing Festival and Wooden Drum Festival, trace back the Ancient Tea Horse Road spreading and connecting the ancient civilization and culture. You will set your feet on [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Puer , China Climate & When to Go

Puer Climate & Weather describes information with temperature & precipitation. Find out the best time to visit Puer and see the season highlights in Puer Yunnan. It also tells you what to wear in different seasons and clothes packing for your trip to Puer Yunnan. Puer Climate & Weather Puer Weather Graph by Month The least amount of rainfall occurs in February. The average in this month is 14 mm. In July, the precipitation reaches its peak, [...]

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Transportation, Puer , China Transportation

This part mainly introduces Puer Transportation in detail, which help you choose the best way to get to Puer. Pu'er City is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province. It is located between 22°02′—24°50′ north latitude and 99°09′—102°19′ east longitude. It is adjacent to Honghe and Yuxi in the east, Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali and Chuxiong in the north. It is bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Puer Festivals and Activities are very colorful and Puer is the best place to take a festival tour. Puer Festivals and Activities give a brief introduction of festivals and activities in Puer, and tell travelers what to do when come to Puer. Known as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel, Pu’er City is the hometown of Puer Tea which enjoys a reputation in the world and it’s also an important post of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. [...]

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Travel Tips

When you go to a new place, you should know some useful information to make your journey more convenient and save your time. Puer is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. Yunnan Exploration provides the detailed information about Puer Travel Tips, which make your Puer Travel more convenient and interesting. Useful Numbers of Puer Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Legal Aid: 12348 Weather Forecast: 121 Consumer [...]

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Useful Maps

Puer is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. Puer Maps in English includes Maps List of Puer Tourist Attractions, Maps of Puer Tours, Maps of Transportation. It shows the specific location maps of main roads, transportation, bus stations, expressway, administrative divisions, famous tourist attractions, travel & tours, banks and hospitals. If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. Yunnan Exploration provides the complete maps related to Puer, refer to the following [...]

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Puer Accommodation

As Pu'er is abundant with hotels and hostels with different standards, choosing a lodging place in Pu'er is a piece of cake. Puer Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces the recommended 5-star luxury hotels, comfortable, economic and cheap hostels in Puer. Star hotels are mainly located in the city center with elegant furnishings and all-inclusive services which will meet customers’ different accommodation needs. It’s suggested to reserve the room on the internet during the peak season for an available room with [...]

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