Yunfeng Mountain in Tengchong County, Baoshan
Chinese Name: 腾冲云峰山
Chinese Pinyin: Teng Chong Yun Feng Shan
English Name: Yunfeng Mountain in Tengchong County, Baoshan
Opening Hours: 8:00—17:00
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Ticket: RMB 60
Location: Tengchong City, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province
Yunfeng and its main peak of 2,450 meters above the sea level stands in Ruidian Township and over 50 kilometers away in the northwest of the county seat. Seen from a distance, the mountain looks like a bamboo shoot towering into the sky. The mountain got its name because there are often clouds covering its top. Mount Yunfeng is a holy mountain for the Taoists and enjoys great popularity in the western part of Yunnan and the north of Burma. Pilgrims from home and abroad often go there to make a pilgrimage. “The three flights of steps” is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Tengchong. More than one thousand steps lead to the mountain top. The steepest place consists of 43 steps, which is almost vertical and is less than one meter wide. Climbing up to the top, tourists have to get hold of chains and to walk very close to the precipice.
Why is Yunfeng Mountain so special?
Mount Yunfeng is a holy mountain for the Taoists and enjoys great popularity in the western part of Yunnan and the north of Burma. It offers the fantastic landscape for you. Yunfeng Mountain is the top attraction of Tengchong.
Where is Yunfeng Mountain?
Yunfeng Mountain is a natural mountain range, located in Diantan Town, north of Tengchong City, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province. It is 50 km from downtown of Tengchong.
How to get to Yunfeng Mountain?
It is 50 km from downtown. Travelers had better to drive to Yunfeng Mountain. There are cable cars senting you up and down the mountain. In the cable car, travelers can overview the charming landsacpe of Yunfeng Mountain.
What to See
Yunfeng Mountain, BaoshanThe main building perches on two-hectare wide the mountain top, with its eaves sticking into the sky. Its well-knit structure, suitable layout and tough and dangerous construction all make tourists acclaim it as the best. Walking up the mountain, tourists may enjoy beautiful views along the way, like jagged rocks of grotesque shapes, red azalea, old vines hanging down from the trees and apes crying and birds cawing, which may remain them the scene when Xuxiaoke climbing here.
Walking slowly to the half-way of the mountain, the steps suddenly become steep. Tourists must climb 2685 steps to the mountain gate. Arriving there, they may be exhausted, however, out of the mountain gate, there is a vertical precipice. On which chiseled 43 steps, tourists have to get hold of chains and to walk very close to the precipice. Much more magic is that on one side of the precipice there is a sweet and cool spring.
After drinking it, tourists may feel refreshing and it seems to be easier to climb the mountain. On the top, tourists may have a panoramic view of the landscapes. In the morning, they may observe the grand sunrise and vast cloud sea; at night, they may appreciate the moon and rising frogs, which may make them feel cut themselves off from the rest of the world and free from worldly cares.
Yunfeng Mountain is famous for the steep valley and precipitous cliff. It is also the famous Taoist mountain. There are many Taoist temple on the top of Yunfeng Mountain, such as the Yunfeng Temple, Yuhuang Temple, Laojun Hall, Guanyin Hall, which are mainly built in Ming Dynasty.
Best Time to Visit
Tengchong enjoys favorable climate. Travelers can visit Yunfeng Mountain all seasons.
Useful Travel Tips
Be careful when climbing Yunfeng mountain because of the steep mountain.
Respect the Taoist belief.
Protect the environment, do not litter.