Wujiacun Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Plan your Lincang Ethnic Villages Tour to Lincang? Visit Wujiacun Village 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 Wujiacun Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Shuangjiang County, Lincang.

Chinese Name: 勐库西半山:五家村
English Name: Wujiacun Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Wujiacun village(五家村) is a mountainous area, located in the Gongnong Village Committee(公弄村委会) of Mengku Town(勐库镇), Shuangjiang Lahu ethnic minority, Bengbu and Yi Autonomous County(双江拉祜族佤族布朗族傣族自治县), Lincang City, Yunnan Province. Wujiacun Village is located in the north of Dianku Town, 3 km away from Gongnong Village Committee and 15 km from Mengku Town. The altitude is 1,780 meters, the annual average temperature is 20 °C, and the annual precipitation is 1,750 mm, which is helpful for tea , walnut and other crops planting.

Wujiacun Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Wujiacun Village has 433 mu of the cultivated land. The main industry of the village is tea, which is mainly sold outside of the province. In 2006, the total sales income of the tea industry in the whole village was RMB 16,000 , accounting for 3.9 percent of the total income of the rural economy. In 2006, the total economic income of the village was RMB 407,200 , and the per capita net income of farmers was RMB 92,000. The village is underdeveloped, and the tea is the main income of the farmers.

Tofu Village or Doufu Village(豆腐寨) is a low- terrain place in the Gongong(公弄) area which is nearby Wujiacun village and Sanjiacun village . But Wujiacun village is high-terrain place with 1,800 meters altitude. Sanjiacun village is 1km away from Wujiacun village. Sanjiacun village is the most famous tea planting area with an altitude of 2,000 meters. You can not only enjoy the view of the half of the western mountain, but also the view of the bottom of the mountain of Mengku dam when you are in Sanjiacun village. Tofu Village, Wujia Village, and Sanjiacun Village(三家村) are linked by the tea gardens!

You will arrive at Wujiacun village after 30-minute walks you taking. Han people are the main residents in Wujiacun Village(五家村). The altitude is about 1,800 meters. It is a relatively high-altitude area in the Western mountainous areas. At the beginning of Wujiacun Village, there were only five people lived in. The dry land is mianly planted tea trees. The village has 20-30 acres of tea trees planted during the Republic of China!

The tea from Wujiacun Village has a moderate taste which is neither strong nor light, and standard dry semi finished tea is also bright to make nice Qizi bingcha which literally means ‘seven sons cake tea.’ A round flat cake, perfect and complete, that if drank, might produce many sons, and therefore bestow all kinds of blessings and happiness!
Translated by He Siyu/和思雨