Spending summer holidays in Yunnan's Tengchong

Photo shows the nice sunset clouds over the downtown of Tengchong County, Yunnan Province.

As a distant county in Yunnan, Tengchong is well-known for its wetlands and hot springs. Embraced by mountains and streams, it provides visitors with a visual feast of green colors. A mountain, a pool and even a field are green.

Tengchong County is 670 km from Kunming. It is the very southwest place of China and is about 217 km from Myitkyina in Myanmar which is abundant in emerald. It has been a trading center of emerald since the Song (960-1279)and Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368). Tengchong is a city that is closest to the border of Myanmar and is the key thoroughfare of the Silk Road.

Travel tips:


The consulting number of the Tengchong Airport is 0871-71113232. You can take a flight to Tengchong from Kunming, Chengdu and Chongqing. It takes about 50 minutes to Tengchong from Kunming.

Express Bus

It takes about 11 hours from Kunming to Tengchong.

Photo shows two statuses of Gaoligong Mountain in Tengchong County, Yunnan Province.

Photo shows the columnar crystallization of magma after condensation near Longchuan River, Qushi Town, Tengchong County, Yunnan. It extends a land of 2 square kilometers. Formed about 40,000 years ago, it is the latest columnar jointing with the largest scale and best preservation in China.

Photo shows the Heiyu River in Tengchong County, Yunnan Province.

Photo shows the scenery in Tengchong Volcanic Geo Park in Tengchong, Yunnan.

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