Mengla County

Mengla County Overview

Chinese Name: 勐腊县 English IPA: Meng La Location: South of Yunnan Population (city): 281700 Language: Dai Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Mengla County is located in the southeast of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, bordering Laos to the east and Jinghong to the northwest. It is the first big county for travelers arriving from Laos (Buses from Luang Mantha takes 4 hours to this county) right located near the China-Laos border. It was once the starting point of ancient tea & horse road, and still acts as important linkage between China & Laos.

Highlights of Mengla

▪ Tropical Rain Forest: Mengla is a veritable plant kingdom with most famous sights Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and Wangtianshu Scenic Area.

▪ Tea Culture: Mengla is one of the main producing areas of Puer tea, and Yiwu town is one of the towns with largest ancient tea gardens in Mengla county and even in the whole prefecture.

▪ Ethnic Culture: There are 26 ethnic minorities living in Mengla County with diverse and colorful culture including Dai, Hani, Yi, Yao, Miao, Zhuang, Lahu, etc. 

▪ Mohan Border Trade Zone: It is the one and only national land route between China and Laos, and also the most convenient land access to southeast Asia.

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    Mengla County Attractions

    Surrounded by untouched rainforest, Mengla is the southern gateway to Xishuangbanna. The top attractions in Mengla include Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Wangtianshu Scenic Area and Air Corridor, Nanla River, etc. Also many tea mountains and ethnic villages in Mengla are also favored by many tourists at home and aboard. [...]

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    Mengla County Tours

    Mengla Tour Packages provide you a multitude of choices. Rain Forest Tours, Tea Culture Tours, Cycling Tours and Ethnic Culture tours are popular among tourists. Besides, Mekong River Cruise is also available at Mengla County. Browse the list below and you can also contact our consultant to tailor-make your own kind of Mengla County Tour. [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Mengla County , China Climate & When to Go

    Mengla County Climate Mengla county, located in the south of the tropic of cancer, has a subtropical monsoon climate without severe winter and broiling summer. There is a dry season (December thru April) and wet season (May thru October). The coolest month is December, averaging 18.4 °C (65.1 °F), while the warmest is June, at 26.7 °C (80.1 °F); the annual mean is 23.43 °C (74.2 °F). However, high temperatures reach their peak in April before the onset of the monsoon from the Indian Ocean. The average relative humidity is 84%, and the lowest point [...]

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    Transportation, Mengla County , China Transportation

    Currently, tourists can only take long-distance bus or fly to Xishuangbanna and then transfer to Mengla County by bus. Long-distance bus is the main way for local people to travel around. There are also short-distance buses, taxi, and minibus in Mengla county. How to Get to Mengla County? By Plane The nearest airport is Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport located in Jinghong City and tourists can fly to Gasa airport and then transfer to Mengla County. Direct flights to Xishuangbanna from Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin as well as international flights [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Mengla county is one of the counties where many ethnic minorities live together. These 26 ethnic minorities has created splendid ethnic culture and festivals. The main festivals in Mengla County are The Water Splashing Festival of Dai People, “Gatangpa” Festival of Aini People(a branch of Hani), Panwang Festival of Yao, etc. 1.The Water Splashing Festival In Xishuangbanna, the Water Sprinkle Festival, is an important festivity. This is the day when the Dai-minority celebrate New Year. It is the Dai people's ritual of bestowing blessings on others. 2. Closing-door Festival & Opening-door [...]

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    Travel Tips

    1.Useful Numbers • Fire: 119            • Police: 110            • Ambulance: 120 • Weather Forecast: 121 • Tourist complaint:  0691-8122291 • Xishuangbanna Airport Inquiry Telephone: 0691-2159129 2. Post Office There are more than 20 post offices serving in the towns and townships of Mengla County. Here we just introduce part of them.  • Mengla County Post Office Add: No.2, Chengbei Road, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8122933 • Mengla County Post Office(Mengpeng Town) Add: Mengpeng Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8831296 • Mengla County Post Office(Menglun Town) Add: Menglun Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8715085 • Mengla County Post Office(Mengla Town) Add: Mengla Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8122500 • Mengla County Post Office(Xiangming Township) Add: Xiangming Township, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8748101 3. Bank • People's Bank [...]

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    Useful Maps

    If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, Xishuangbanna Mengla Maps provide you some useful maps like Mengla County Map, Mengla Attraction Map, Mengla Transportation Map, Mengla Location Map, etc. [...]

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    Mengla County Accommodation

    Mengla county provides hundreds of hotels and hostels ranging from comfortable to budget. We have carefully selected the following Best Hotels in Mengla County for their good location and best valued price.  1. He Jin Hotel(勐腊和锦大酒店) Add: Building 12, Blue Sky Wealth Center(Near Yulin Avenue), Mengla, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8121888, 15752379699 2. Dai Yuan Inn(勐腊磨憨傣缘驿站) Add: Mo Han Economy Development Zone, Mengla, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8815577 3. King Land Business Hotel(勐腊景兰商务酒店) Add: Mantala Road (Fuguang Residential Community), Mengla, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8991888  4. Mengla Zai Ya Ge Ha Hotel(勐腊哉雅格哈酒店) Add: Building 13, Blue Sky Wealth Center, Mengla, Xishuangbanna Tel: 0691-8934666 5. Hong Yuan Hotel(勐腊泓远时代酒店) Add: No.6, Dongmeng Avenue, Mo Han Economy Development [...]

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