Laoshan Mountain in Malipo County, Wenshan
Laoshan Mountain scenic area consists of 42 scenic spots covering an area of 180 square kilometers including Laoshan Mountain老山, Nanwenhe River南温河, Dawangyan大王岩, Xiajinchang下金厂 and Xinzhai Village新寨. Laoshan Mountain is an ideal place for frontier trade and shopping, tour abroad, scientific and geological researches, and the research for the biodiversity.
Chinese Name: 麻栗坡老山风景区
English Name: Laoshan Mountain in Malipo County, Wenshan
Type: Mountain and Landscape
Best Time: All year
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 day
Opening Hours: All day
Address: Located in at China-Vietnam Border, Laoshan Mountain, Malipo County, Wenshan文山州麻栗坡县老山风景区中越边境
Why is Laoshan Mountain So Special?
Laoshan Mountain scenic area老山风景区 consists of 42 scenic spots covering an area of 180 square kilometers including Laoshan Mountain老山, Nanwenhe River南温河, Dawangyan大王岩, Xiajinchang下金厂 and Xinzhai Village新寨. The main attractions in Laoshan Mountain include the Site of Laoshan Self-defensive Warfare老山自卫反击战遗址, the Sea of Forest in the Laojun Mountain老君山林海, the marvelous and serene Karst Caves groups, the Cat Jumping Gorge猫猫跳峡谷, the irregularly changing cloud sea, rare plants, and the Tianbao Frontier Trade Port. All in all, the scenic area of the Laoshan Mountain is an ideal place for frontier trade and shopping, tour abroad, scientific and geological researches, and the research for the biodiversity. Laoshan was one of the main positions in the war of self-defense. Nowadays, there are exhibition hall, martyr statues, Maoerdong cave猫耳洞, trenches, lookout post and other facilities built on the main peak. It is an important patriotic education base. Tianbao port天保口岸 is an important border trade port between China and Vietnam.
The History and Present of Laoshan Mountain
Laoshan Mountain, located at China-Vietnam Border of Yunnan Province in the southwestern China, is closely linked to northern Vietnam. In the past 10 years from 1979 to 1989, there was a fierce battle between China and Vietnam in the vibrant mountains and jungles, which turned Laoshan Mountain to be a place “famous” of violence and death. And as a result of the battle, Laoshan Mountain who witnessed the victory of Chinese and the loss of Vietnam became a holy place in memory of these heroes sacrificed in the battle. More than 20 years have passed, and now the spirits of these heroes are still in the minds of people living here.
The leftover of the war in Laoshan Mountain has been carefully collated and repaired after the war. The place that once saw the violent and cruel battle has turned into a beautiful and peaceful park for the fighters to rest. There are many inscriptions and sculptures describing the glorious feat of the warriors dedicated to the country.
Under the main peak of Laoshan Mountain, there built a small square where stood a huge statue. Its prototype is called Zhangdaquan张大权, one of the 3000 Chinese soldiers who dedicated to the China-Vietnam war in Laoshan Mountain years ago.
How to Get There
1. By Long-distance Bus
There are long-distance buses from Kunming to Malipo County.
Kunming East Bus Station-Malipo Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 11:00, 18:30
Price: 137 CNY
Distance: 394 kilometers
Consume Time: 6 hours
2. By Train
If you want to take train, you should go to Zhulin Station珠琳站 in Guangnan county first. Then another 2 hours is needed from Zhulin Railway Station to Malipo County.
Kunming Railway Station-Zhulin Railway Station
Departure Time: 17:12
Price: 103 CNY
Distance: 413 kilometers
Consume Time: 2 hours
Kunming South Railway Station-Zhulin Railway Station
Departure Time: 7:30
Price: 92 CNY
Distance: 407 kilometers
Consume Time: 1.5 hours
Accommodation Around Laoshan Mountain
Laoshan Mountain is not far from the county seat of Malipo County.
1. Dawangyan Hotel大王岩酒店
Address: No.288, Yuerbei Road, Mali Town, Malipo County, Wenshan Prefecture文山州麻栗坡县麻栗镇玉尔贝路288号
2. Guohao Hotel麻栗坡国豪大酒店
Address: No.190, Yuerbei Road, Malipo County, Wenshan文山州麻栗坡县玉尔贝路190号
Starting Price: 149 CNY
3. Yajing Theme Hotel麻栗坡雅景主题酒店
Address: No.260, Yuerbei Road, Mali Town, Malipo County, Wenshan文山州麻栗坡县麻栗镇玉尔贝路260号
Starting Price: 94 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. The weather in Malipo麻栗坡 is mild, but because of large temperature difference in mountain area, you should bring long-sleeve clothes and coats for the change in the weather.
2. After traveling in laoshan Mountain老山, people usually stop by Tianbao port on the Vietnamese border to go shopping. Tianbao Port is not far from Malipo county. You can take the midibus from Malipo麻栗坡 to Chuantou船头, and the ticket price is less than 5 yuan.