Baoshan guide – Located in western Yunnan, Baoshan (保山) was an important stage on the famous Southwest Silk Road with a rich culture.

The Tengchong National Scenic Area is situated in Tengchong Country of Baoshan Prefecture, having unique volcano clusters and geothermal landscapes.

Traveling along the Myanmar Road, tourists get chances to appreciate the historic relics on the Southern Silk Road as well as the majesty of volcanoes and terrestrial heat; experience ethnic folk customs in ethnic villages; enjoy subtropical views of the Sino-Myanmar border, or appreciate the idyllic scenery of western Yunnan.

Baoshan map

Best Tour Time

Baoshan’s climate has the characteristic that yearly difference in temperature is big, while the daily difference is small. Generally speaking, the climate is pleasant and thus suitable for a tour in all seasons.

Tengchong National Scenic Area
Tengchong National Scenic Area

On Tour

Baoshan is 571 kilometers from Kunming.

Airway: one return flight between Baoshan and Kunming every day, 40 minutes’ journey, 440 Yuan for a full ticket.

Attention: Baoshan Airport is 9 kilometers from its city center. There is the airport’s bus, 2 Yuan per person. The taxi will not charge by time, 25-30 Yuan.

Highway: 120 Yuan per person for the couchette train from Kunming to Baoshan, 7 hours’ journey; 131.5 Yuan for a luxury bus.

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Attention: Dali—Baoshan Road often needs to be repaired for serious overload, so the bus driver always prefers the previous road and it is suggested to make it clear before buying tickets so as to arrange a journey conveniently.

Local Food

Having Tengchong as its representative and being unique in Yunnan, the local food of Baoshan is characterized by its oily but not greasy flavor, sour-hot and appetizing taste. The most famous specialties are Da Jiujia, Ersi, Erkuai, Da Baopian and Guozi that can be tasted in Tengchong Hotel; and snacks as rice noodles, the pea flour, roast, the sour-hot soup and green peppers mixing with collybia mushroom are all worthy of having a taste.

Yunfeng mountain
Yunfeng mountain

Local Products

Jade carving, root carving, rattan work, Tengchong medicine, stone material, paper umbrella, Tou Xinlv fried beans, Lujiang coffee, chess pieces of Yongchang in Baoshan.

Travel Information

Baoshan Tourism Bureau
Address: N0.32, Shangxiang Street of Yongchang town, Longyang district in Baoshan
Tel: 86 875 2122590/2122583
Fax: 86 875 2134767

What to see in Baoshan

11 kilometers south of Tengchong Town, Tengchong Hot Springs (腾冲热海) has numerous boiling springs, hot springs, spa, and sites that send off the terrestrial-heat-produced stream. Major scenic wonders include the Big Boiling Cauldron, the Pearl Fountain, and many others. Tengchong...
Tengchong shadow play (皮影戏) origin can be traced back 170 years. The play is based on legends, historical novels, and folklore. Shadow play is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures which are held between...
Ailao Serial Bells are a rare old Chinese instrument used by Ailao people, characterized by the vigorous tiger carvings, strong ox carvings and twisting snake carvings. They were used from late periods of the Warring States to that of...
The Temple of the Recumbent Buddha (卧佛寺) is on Yunya mountain where ancient trees tower to the sky, 15 km north from Baoshan city. Built in a cave of Yunya Mountain, it is also named Yunya Temple of the Recumbent...
The Yunfeng Mountain (云峰山) lies in Ruidian Township 50 kilometers northwest to Tengchong. From a distance, it looks like a bamboo shoot pointing to the sky. With fog and clouds always linger around it, the mountain is named Yunfeng (cloud...
The Beihai Wetland (北海湿地) located 12.5 km northwest of Tengchong County is one of the first 33 nationally preserved wetlands and the only national wetland in the province. The preservation covers 16.29 km2, and the area of Beihai Lake is...
The Dieshui River Waterfall (叠水河瀑布) is located in Tengchong County, it is the first natural waterfall in the urban area and a volcanic waterfall rarely seen in the world. The 46 m waterfall goes across the town. There are groups...
Mount Gaoligong (高黎贡山) is located in western and southwestern Yunnan and known as an alpines garden, this place is the communicating corridor of worldwide fauna and flora. It is even called world species gene pool as it is the differentiation...
The Cemetery (国殇墓园) was built in July 1945, at the foot of the Laifeng Mountain, 1 km southwest of downtown. Within the graveyard were tombs of 3,346 army officers and men sacrificed in the battle recapturing Tengchong. In China,...
Heshun Township (侨乡和顺镇) is 3 kilometers southwest to downtown Tengchong. In the history, Heshun folks had a tradition of seeking fortune in South Asian countries, and they had extensive ties with foreign countries. Relics of Heshun Township include the Wenchang...
Tengchong Guide - Known as the Natural Geological Museum, Tengchong (腾冲火山群) is one of the most famous volcano clusters in China. There are 97 dormant volcanoes in total, and among them, 23 craters remain intact. Its main scenic spots are...
Baoshan guide - Located in western Yunnan, Baoshan (保山) was an important stage on the famous Southwest Silk Road with a rich culture. The Tengchong National Scenic Area is situated in Tengchong Country of Baoshan Prefecture, having unique volcano clusters...

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