The Monument of Margary Affair in Yingjiang County, Dehong

Why is the Monument of Margary Affair So Special

After the Opium War, British imperialism expanded the scope of the colony, opened up the Burma channel, opened the southwestern gateway of China, and sent the colonel, Bailang with nearly 200 people to attempt to invade the Yunnan Borer in the 13th year of the Qing Dynasty (1874). The British Embassy in China sent a translator Augustus Margary to provide the necessary assistance from Yingjiang. In February of the first year of Guangxu (1875), Bailang and Margary led the troops from Myanmar and invaded Yingjiang County. On February 21, in the face of the people of all ethnic groups who came to block, Margary first shot and killed one person, causing the people to be filled with indignation and rebellion against Bailang and Margary, who abandoned the four people including Margary into Songhe River and expelled the troop from the border.

After the event, the corrupt and incompetent Qing government succumbed to foreigners, brutally encircled and suppressed the patriotic people who defended the borders of the motherland, arrested and slaughter these people, and signed the Sino-British Yantai Treaty with the British government in the second year of Guangxu (1876). However, the feat of the Dehong people to fight against the aggressors will last forever. In 1987, the Yingjiang County People’s Government established a monument to commemorate the anti-British struggle between the military and civilians in the border areas.

Where is the Monument of Margary Affair 

It is located in Yingjiang County, Dehong Jingpo and Dai Autonomous Prefecture.

How to Get to the Monument of Margary Affair 

After arriving in Yingjiang County, visitors can get there by taxi at the price of about 100 RMB, Which takes about 40 minutes.

Best time to Go

It is suitable to visit the Monument of Margary all year around.

Nearby Attractions

XiangEhu Lake
Located in the southwest of Jiucheng Town of Yingjiang County, the beautiful XiangEhu Lake is the gateway and business card of Jiucheng Town. There are natural wetlands, sparkling natural lakes, and thousands of acres of lotus ponds with unique charm. XiangEhu Lake has a large amount of water, is not dry all year round, has good water quality, and contains many trace elements needed by the human body. There are more than ten kinds of wild fish in the lake, as well as birds such as egrets, yellow ducks and wild ducks, as well as aquatic plants such as lotus, reed and water hyacinth.

Yunyan Stupa
Yunyan Stupa in Yingjiang County, also known as Manmengding Stupa, is located on the top of Yunyan Mountain, 1 km east of Yingjiang County. “Yunyan” in Dai Language means an auspicious, joyful and fascinating place. It is one of the most important Buddhist pagodas of Hinayana in Yunnan. The pagoda was built in 1947 and it took eight years to complete the work. Although it is a modern product, it is rich in ancient style and is listed as a key cultural relic protection unit in Yunnan Province.

Yingjiang Hornbill Valley
Yingjiang Hornbill Valley is located on the bank of the Hongbenghe River in Yingjiang County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It belongs to the Hengduan Mountains extending from the Himalayas. The highest point is that the Daniangshan Mountain in Zhina Township is 3404.6 meters above sea level. The lowest point is that the Estuary of Nabanglashahe River is only 210 meters above sea level. The huge difference in altitude forms a cluster of northern tropical, subtropical and temperate climates, namely, the typical three-dimensional climate of the river. The forest coverage rate in Yingjiang County is 73.9%. There are many kinds of birds living here. At present, there are 550 species of birds found and recorded in Yingjiang, accounting for more than one-third of the national birds. The unique and precious Buceros bicornis, anthracoceros coronatus and Rhyticeros undulatus settle here. Therefore, it has the reputation of “Chinese Hornbill Valley”. Yingjiang is a beautiful and magical place, a paradise for birds, a kingdom of flora and fauna.