Gongnong Village and Tea Plantation of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang
Plan your Lincang Ethnic Villages Tour to Lincang? Visit Gongnong Village and Tea Plantation of Xibanshan Mountain in Shuangjiang County, Lincang which is one of the most fascinating ethnic villages in Lincang. Explore the local folk ethnic culture including History, Food and Dining, Clothing, Customs and Traditions, Architecture, Festivals, Crafts, Religion, Language of local ethnic people in Gongnong Village and Tea Plantation of Xibanshan Mountain in Shuangjiang County, Lincang.
Chinese Name: 勐库西半山：公弄大寨
English Name: Gongnong Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang
Gonglang Village(公弄大寨) is the inhabitant of the Bulang Ethnic People, the oldest village in Mengku, and the place where Gupu people(The ancestors of Tea古濮人) lived.
Gongnong is situated in a small mountain range extending from Bangma Snow Mountain(邦马大雪山) to Mengku, about 12 kilometers away from Mengku Basin. Standing by the Nanmeng River(南勐河) of Mengku Basin, you can see the big green trees of Gonglang Laozhai. Gonglang’s elevation is not the highest in the villages of Mengkuxi Banshan, but Gonglang’s geographical position is good and its vision is wide. Gonglang’s people can see the main peak of Bongma Snow Mountain when they sit at their doorstep.
Gongnong Village is a Bulang ethnic village. Before 1950, it was a famous tea-producing village in Mengku, Shuangjiang. Its tea garden area is at least 2,000 acres above. In 1954 Shuangjiang County Tea Station had already set up some tea collection points in the Gongnong.
Gongnong was listed in the low-yielding tea garden transformation area and the new-style tea garden demonstration area in the 1950s. The ancient tea trees in Gongnong were cut down a lot. At present, few of the 300-year-old ancient tea trees have been preserved. The largest existing tea tree with a circumference of 220 cm can be comparable to the King Tea Tree of Jingmai Mountain(景迈山) in Lancnag County and Nannuoshan Mountain(南糯山) in Menghai County. In spite of this, Gongnong Daye tea has been concerned and valued for half a century, and its varieties have been optimized continuously, which makes Gongnong tea with high popularity and high tea price, and it still sells well.