Yunyan Stupa in Yingjiang County, Dehong

Why is Yunyan Stupa So Special

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.

Where is Yunyan Stupa-Location

Yunyan Stupa in Yingjiang County, also known as Manmengding Stupa, is located in 1 km east of Yingjiang County.

How to Get to Yunyan Stupa

Because the Yunyan Stupa is in the downtown of Yingjiang County, it is very convient to get to the Yunyan Stupa on foot. For some people who don’t want to get there by walking, Taxi is another transportation method at the price of 10 yuan.

Features

From north to south, a quaint, stone-paved access road leads directly to the bottom of the stupa. After going up the stairs for a hundred meters, a pair of “Gaji” with heads held high is separated on both sides. And the magnificent stupa stands tall between the pair of Gaji. There are forty small pagodas around the stupa, all of which are conical, with metal domes at the ends, and metal plates hanging from them. The mental plates will sizzle when the breeze blows. The mental plates are sparking toward evening. The stupa is a multi-level brick-concrete structure, which adopts the traditional Buddhist stupa construction techniques of Southeast Asia with rigorous shape shape, which is elegant and magnificent. The stupa was built in 1946 by was built in 1946 by Si Hongsheng as Zhanda Tusi. Although it is a modern product, the ancient style is rich.

Yunyan Stupa sits south toward the north, and from the towering green eucalyptus tree, along the 4m wide and 80m long cement steps to the front of the stupa, you can see the whole picture of the stupa. This is a Burmese Buddhist pagoda. The base of the stupa is square. The bottom of the stupa covers an area of 400 square meters. It consists of a main stupa and 40 small pagodas. From the base of the stupa, the stupa is divided into four layers. It is elevated layer by layer with staggered high and low, distinct the primary and secondary, all in a square cone shape. The Buddhist culture and the traditional buildings of the Dai ethnic group are integrated into one. It is a key cultural relics protection unit in Yunnan Province. Yunyan Mountain is hilly, full of subtlety, spectacular, full of luxuriantly green, bamboo forest, fragrant yam, which constitute a beautiful picture with the Stupa.

Festivals

There are also cultural relics of the ethnic festivals near the Yunyan Stupa, such as “Munao Stone Building” and “Splashing Water Pagoda”. The 15th to 17th day of the first month of lunar calender is the “Munao Zongge” Festival of the Jingpo ethnic group; the seventh day after the Tomb-Sweeping Festival is the Splashing Water Festival of Dai people lasted for three days. At that time, the various ethnic groups are wearing rich dresses and sing and dance here to enjoy the happiness.

Best Time to Go

It is suitable to visit the Yunyan Stupa all year around. Every season, you can experience the different beauty. Especially during the festivals, such as Munao Zongge, the Splashing Water Festival, visitors can experience the folk custom.

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.