Meilishui Village in Deqin County, Diqing
English Name: Meilishui Village
Chinese Name: 梅里水村
Attraction Type: Snow mountain, trekking
Best Time to Visit: From October and May
Recommended Visiting Time: 4 Days
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Location: Meilishui Town, Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province
Why is Meilishui Village So Special?
Meilishui Village is a small village backed by Meili Snow Mountain. Most tourists visit Meilishui Village when they visit Meili Snow Mountain.
Where is Meilishui Village?
Meilishui Village is located in Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province. It is backed by Meili Snow Mountain and faces the Lancang River.
How to Get to Meilishui Village?
First, you should get to Feilai Temple, then hiking to the Miancimu Peak.
►By plane: Fly directly to Shangri-la city (Zhongdian), and then take a local bus to Feilai Temple in Deqin County.
►By scheduled bus: There are regular bus routes to Feilai Temple from a number of nearby destinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang (albeit, via Shangri-la), and Shangri-la itself.
►By charter bus: One of the easiest ways to get to Feilai Temple is to take a charter bus. A number of even easier ways to get to Feilai Temple is to hire a minibus, a car, or a cross-country jeep – they are available everywhere.
What to See at Meilishui Village?
You can see special Tibetan residences, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Meili Snow Mountain and splendid Lancang River.
Best Time to Visit Meilishui Village
The ideal seasons to visit Meilishui Village are in the winter and spring periods between October and May. At that time, you can enjoy beautiful snow scene in Meili Snow Mountain. The best season is after the end of October, when you can view the main peak because of the nice weather, clean air and the high transparency there.
Accommodate at Meilishui Village
There are several inns in Meilishui Village with cheap price and simple condition.
Recommended Visiting Route
Feilai temple, the best place to watch goden peaks of Meili mountain at sunrise. So if u plan to watch sunrise, it’s absolutely a good idea to live at Feilai temple the night before. But actually it is unusual to see the goden peaks. The peaks of the mountains are often surrounded with clouds due to the high altitude they are. And this makes more interestings for Meili. There’s a kind of saying that, if any Japanese appears in this area then people can’t see the golden peaks that day. This is because Japanese are not welcomed by Tibetan people. Yes, they hate Japan and Japanese, just like people in notheast of China.
It is called the Lancang River after it reaches Changdu. The river runs south until it leaves China at the Nanla Bayout of Yunnan Province and therefrom changes its name from the Lancang River to the Mekong River. The river finally empties into the Pacific Ocean in the south of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.
Yubeng is a secluded small Tibetan village tucked away at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin county, the northwestern corner of Yunnan Province. It is only accessible by foot or horse/mule. But the trip, however arduous, is worth it. Yubeng is divided into an upper and a lower section. Both parts offer fabulous views of the Mei Li Snow Mountains. Lower Yubeng is smaller, quieter and closer to the lakes and waterfalls that you will likely visit during your stay.
Useful Travel Tips
► Check with the hotel or guesthouse whether there is water for shower before checking in it for its lack of water in this area.
► The ultraviolet rays are strong and you may need to bring something anti-sunburn.
► Please keep in mind that in the mountains, do not yell or shout, that would offend the God of the Mountains. Tibetans there is always very quiet and respectful. Believe it or not, at least we do as the Romans do or show the courtesy.