Travel Tips of Self-driving Tour to Jinggu County, Puer
Tabaoshu(Tower bundled in a Bodhi tree), 26 tracks of Buddha, hometown of Mongo
Self- driving Map
1. Kunming-Yuxi (Kunming-Yuxi Highway):92 km, 1 hour.
2. Yuxi-Yuanjiang(Yuxi-Yuanjiang Highway):131 km, 1.5 hours.
3. Yuanjiang-Mojiang(Yuanjiang-Mojiang Highway):50 km, 50 minutes.
4. Mojiang-Ning’er(Kunming-Mopanshan Highway):124 km , 1.5 hours.
5. Ning’er-Jinggu(G323):93 km, 2 hours
Route 1. Journey of Worshipping (for 1 day)
Mengwo Grand Buddhist Temple（9:10)-Leiguang Temple of Buddha Track(12:00 Lunch included)-Ximu Reservoir(13:00)-Qiannuo Buddhist Temple(15:00)-back to Downdown(17:00)
Highlights contains the Tower bundled in a Bodhi tree, Leiguang Temple of Buddha Track renowned in Asia, Qiannuo Buddhist Temple listed as the provincial heritage conservation units , tasting fish grilled with Yongping tempeh and characteristics Mihua Candy of Dai Nationality.
Route 2. Journey of Fit Keeping (for 1 day)
Mengwo Grand Buddhist Temple（9:10)-Mangyu Canyon(10:40)-Jinggu Lake(12:40)-Dashi Temple(14:30)-tour on Mengtong River(16:00)-Mangka SPA Resort Hotel（18:00）-back to Downdown(17:00)
Highlights contains the Tower bundled in a Bodhi tree, Mangyu Canyon of ruggedness, the exquisite Jinggu Lake, relexing in SPA resort hotels-tasting red-tail fish and other special dishes.
Route 3. Journey of Sightseeing (for 1 day)
Mengwo Grand Buddhist Temple（9:10)-Manggduo Buddha Track(10:30)-Weiyuan River Power Station(13:20)-Weiyuan River Nature Reserve Park(17:20)-back to Downdown(18:30)
Highlights contains the Tower bundled in a Bodhi tree, the provincial nature reservation of Weiyuan River,special dishes of Dai Nationality.
The Tower bundled in a Bodhi tree of Mengwo Grand Buddhist Temple:
locates southeast to Weiyuan Town of Jinggu, the total area covers 4657.1 square meters, first built in 1644 at the beginning of Shunzhi Period in Qing Dynasty, obtains a history of 360 years. Two tall, lush Bodhi trees grow on the twin towers in growth, the wonder of the twin towers is renowned as “the tower bundled in the tree and the tree bundled in the tower”.
Mangduo Park of Buddha Track:
it is located beside Weiyuan River. The scenic spot is named for a legend that Shakya Muni Buddha had left “footprints” “fingerprints” when he was wandering in Jinggu. In the garden there are bodhi trees, mango trees, bamboo, black group and the wonder symbiotic of mango and Bodhi trees.
Qiannuo Buddhist Temple:
located in Qiannuo Village connected with Jinggu County 70 km away by secondary road. First built in 1778, rebuilt in 1827. Obtains a history of 270 years. It’s one of the smallest Dai Theravada Buddhist temples in Yunnan, and listed as the provincial protection units.
Leiguang Temple of Buddha Track in Yongping:
it’s located in Mangjing Village connected with Jinggu County 55 km away by secondary road. The temple was named Daxianrenjiao(the giant footprints of the celestial being) Buddhist Temple. The construction began in 1733 and completed in 1785. According to the legend, the 4th Buddha Goudama had once been here leaving 4 giant footprints on a slate, thus the temple became the pilgrimage shrine of Theravada Buddhism.
located in Lianhe Village connected with Jinggu County 18 km away by secondary road. The total length of the canyon is 7 km.
located in Jinggu Town 60 km away from the downtown. The path to the temple contains 40 km of secondary road and 20 km of gravel road. The temple is built in 1856. The name Dashi means giant stones, three giant stones composed of “品” shape formed the temple, the shape of the three stones is like a dripping gourd of Dai People suspended in the air seen from far, thus the Temple is named Dashi Temple. It’s the only Taoist architecture in Jinggu.
Mangdao tourist attractions:
located in Maomi Village in Yongping Town, 76 km from the county, 26 km from the town of Yongping, taking about 2 hours drive from the county. In the central part of the village locates Mangdao Buddhist Temple built in 1899, covering an area of about 2294 square meters, temple kept a lot of Pattra leaf scriptures and texts. In 2003 the temple was listed as the provincial cultural relics protection units, in 2009 by the Yunnan Provincial People’s government it’s listed as the provincial intangible cultural heritage of the traditional culture.
Xungang “Xianren Gua”(the Diagrams of Buddha) Buddha Trace:
Located on Laoyingpan Mountain of Wenhui Village in Weiyuan Town, 25 km away from the county, elevation 1700 meters halfway up the mountain. The legend says Buddha splited a rock with his palm, the rock had a handprint and a footprint inside, next to the rock there are a pair of eyes from E’luofu, the devil unadulterat[FS:Page]ed Buddha. Every year local and Southeast Asian Buddhist believers come to worship.
Mangka SPA Resort Hotel:
located in Mongka Village of Fengshan Town, 18 km from the county. the hot spring water is rich in minerals such as partial arsenic, fluoride, borate, partial silicate, among which sodium chloride, sodium metasilicate and metaboric acid reached the concentration of mineral water. The water temperature is high, the hot spring has good health care function.
Ethnic Festival Activity
Water Splashing and Flower-picking Festival
April 14 to 16. To stack sand, splash water, bath Buddha statues, do flower arrangement, worship Buddha.
The Torch and Lusheng Dancing Festival:
the 24th day of the 6th Lunar Month, the torch, to worship, to dance with Lusheng, and ethnic celebration.
Jinggu County Anniversary:
December 25, ethnic culture propaganda, celebration.
Jinggu County have held 5 tropical rainforest motor cross-country race since 2006. Since 2009, Jinggu holds a cross country championship auto race during the Water-splashing Carnival in April or May every year with the support from the Federation of Automobile Sports of PRC, the race has received wide acclaim.
Memorial Hall of Main branch of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Meng and the Party branch of Returned Overseas Chinese:
located in Biguang Middle of Ji Town.The school is an important attraction of Jinggu red tour. Biguang Middle School is a private school founded mainly by Luo Zhengming, before 1950, here was once the headquarter of local revolutionary activities.
Jiangcheng Beef Salad:
to mix ox loin and surrounding muscle baked in flame with cooked tripe miscellaneous, then to dress the prepared dish with ginger, garlic, spicy, peanut, and most important, the filtered boiled ox sausage water or bovine bile, thus the famous dish of carnivorous salad made by beef is done.
Dai Ghost Chicken:
sourced from the custom of Dai People to kill a chicken to sacrifice to demons. The name sounds strange, but the dish is delicious! Red peppers, garlic with strong flavor, and tender-feeling chicken, the spicy full-bodied native flavor wakes summer-sleeping taste buds immediately.
Dai Flavor Buckled Barbecue:
called “Mo” in Dai Language, it’s a special way of cooking, it needs no pot, takes Chinese banana leaves as cooking tools, to buckle in the food to be grilled,tied up with bamboo strips, and then grill the package on fire.
Address: Mangfei Village in Weiyuan Town.
Specialties: Beef Salad, Rice Noodles, Grilled Dry Beef, Salted Fish
Address: Mangfei Village in Weiyuan Town.
Specialties: Dai Ghost Chicken, Barbecued Pork with Pickles
Address: Address: Mangfei Village in Weiyuan Town.
Specialties: Dai Flavor Buckled Barbecue, Pasted-Rice Noodles
Weiyuan River International Hotel(3 Stars-rated),
located beside the downtown with quiet environment in busy but convenient traffic, qualified room services and high cost performance.
Address: #18 East Binghe Rd.
Consumption: starting at 297 yuan(with breakfast and Internet)
Jinggu county has abundant rainfall, superior climate, and rich biological resources. Jinggu has a forest coverage rate of 75%, rich in fruit resources. Ivory mango and three-years mongo known as the “king of tropical fruit”, are commonly cultivated in urban and rural areas in the valley, with no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides, thus Jinggu is called “township of mango”.
this kind of mongo is first introductioned to China in 1914, by a peasant named Dao Tiqing from Thailand Chiang Mai in Jinggu, the protorype tree is still alive in Mongmao Village of Jinggu. The Ivory mango is named because its causal type looks like a juvenile Ivory. The mature fruit is yellow, edible parts accounted for 72%, it has a thin cover and a small seed inside, its flesh tastes hypertrophy, tender, juicy, delicious, sweet as honey. The fruit Contains a variety of vitamins, is regarded as the fruit treasures, known as the “king of fruits” in tropic district.
Best Time to Travel
Jiangcheng never get too hot nor too cold in any season, so it fits to travel all the year round. Fruits produce most in summers.
1. Jinggu Educated Youth Restaurant
Address: Nalaipo in Jinggu.
2. Mule Restaurants in Tuguozhai Jinggu
Address: Tuoguozhai in Mangmao Village, Weiyuan Town of Jinggu.
1. Mangfei Agritainment
Address: Ma[FS:Page]ngfei Village in Weiyuan Town of Jinggu.
2. Kunxiangle Agritainment
Address: Mangfei Village in Weiyuan Town of Jinggu.
3. The Fu’s Grange
Address: beside the intersection of Hewan Rd. of Mangha Village in Weiyuan Town, Jinggu.
1. Deyi Hotel(2 star-rated)
Address: Weiyuan Rd.
2. Fuyu Hotel(2 star-rated)
Address: Weiyuan Rd.
3. Haitian Hotel(2 star-rated)
Address: Residential District of Power Supplies
4. Taili Hotel(2 star-rated)
Address: Shiban Village
5. Kunhua Hotel(2 star-rated)
Address: Mangxiang Rd.
6. Yanlin Hotel
Address: Yong’an Rd.
7. Yongping Business Hotel
Address: across from Yongping Hospital
8. Xianglong Inn
Address: Xuefu Rd., Yongping Town
9. Mengzhu Impression Hotel
Address: the intersection of Yaofang Village, Bi’an Town
10. Shengfujing Hotel
Address: entrance of the Bi’ang Town(across from the gas station)
Auto Repairing Shops
ntegrity Auto Repair Shop
Shengjing Gufeng Auto Repair Shop
Kunlong Auto Repair Shop
#76 Yijian Residential District
1. Jinggu Dayouwei Food Co., Ltd.
Address: #10 Linzhi Rd., Jinggu
2. Jinggu Yitaixiang Crafts Development Co., Ltd.
Address: Mangguoshan, Jinggu
3. Minle Dafuna Jinggu Sake Winery
Address: Dafuna Village in Minle Town, Jinggu
4. Kaixing Craft Shops
Address: next to Jinggu Teachers School for Advanced Studies
5. Guangfeng Souvenir Store
Address: next to Jinggu Daxing Discount Supermarket
Brief Description for Recommendation
1. Mengwo Grand Buddhist Temple: “The tower bundled in the tree and the tree bundled in the tower”
2. Mangduo Park of Buddha Track: the “footprints”&”fingerprints” left by Shakya Muni Buddhawhen
3. Qiannuo Buddhist Temple: one of the largest Dai Theravada Buddhist temples in Yunnan
4. Leiguang Temple of Buddha Track in Yongping: the 4th Buddha Goudama had once been here leaving 4 giant footprints on a slate
5. Mangyu Canyon: Tertiary flora Jinggu distribution system
6. Dashi Temple: the only Taoist architecture in Jinggu
7. The nature reservation of Weiyuan River: Tropic rain forest
8. The nature reservation of Pazhuang River: perfect combination of Theravada Buddhist shrine and Karst landscape
9. Mangdao tourist attractions: most unique Dai village in Jinggu
10. Xungang “Xianren Gua”(the Diagrams of Buddha) Buddha Trace: Buddha splited a rock with his palm, left a handprint inside
11. Mangka SPA Resort Hotel: One of the few high-NaCl salinity SPA
12. Memorial Hall of Main branch of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Meng and the Party branch of Returned Overseas Chinese: patriotism education base
13. Wuliang Lake: multifunction medium-sized reservoir