Travel to Lincang, the Mekong’s Magic Land

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Travel to Lincang (临沧) is named after the most important river, the Mekong, Langcang in Chinese.

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The region is favored by a warm climate throughout the year and enjoys the reputation of being one of the best climates in Asia.

Scattered around the province there are six great natural reserves, five sites of historical and cultural interest and six panoramic areas.

It is situated on the middle to lower reaches of the Mekong, known as the Lancang in China, and the Salween, or the Nu.

The perfect co-existence of folk-custom, the culture of Dian-Tea, landscape overseas and forest resources results in the unique tourism resources of Lincang.

Lincang map


Lincang is the mountainous home of the Wa ethnic minority and was historically seen as too “wild” to be worth settling by neighboring powers, notably British Burma and ancient China. This may have had some connection to the Wa’s image as head-hunters. [wikipedia]

Wa minority festival

Best Tour Time

All seasons are suitable for travel.

On Tour


665km from Kunming to Lincang, flight of 35 minutes. Lincang airport is 22 kilometers from Lincang County.

Wa village, yunnan
A traditional Wa Village

Local Food:

Wa dried beef, mashed rice mixed with chicken, watery-wine, roast suckling pig of Wa, Dai flavored rice noodles with beef, vinegar-like meat, fresh collybia mushroom, unfermented tea drinks.

Local Product:

gourd of craftwork, handicraft cloth of Wa, handicraft knitting of Dai.

Events of Ethnic Customs

The Sigangli Carnival of the Wa Minority in Cangyuan County
Time: late April-early May, yearly
Place: Cangyuan County of Lincang city

Travel Information:

Lincang Tourism Bureau
Address: No.16, Western Nanping Road.
Tel: 86 883 2127788 Fax: 86 883 2130892

电话:86 883 2127788 传真:86 883 2130892

What to see in Licang

This scenic area is in Wengding village of Cangyuan, having beautiful landscapes. Due to the primitive Wa architecture and local customs, they are the most well-preserved primitive villages until now (翁丁佤族原始群居村落).Tourists here chances to see the Wa oxen-stabbing,...
Lushi Ancient Town (鲁史古镇) is 78 km north of Fengqing county in Lincang city, with a history of 409 years up to now. Influenced by Nanzhao architecture of Dali, civilian residences in the town are mostly courtyards with rooms...
Shuangjiang Clusters of Tea Trees (双江万亩原生古茶树群) - The clusters of tea trees are in Mengku of Shuangjiang county, with an area of 12,000 mu. More than 80,000 tea trees with a history of 2,500 years are planted, which are...
The Guangyun Buddhist Monastery (广允缅寺) is one of the Great Vehicle Buddhist architectures, the Guangyun Monastery on Mengdong Street of Cangyuan County was built in the Daoguang Years of the Qing Dynasty. Owing to its perfect integration of the architectural,...
Cangyuan cliff paintings (沧源崖画) discovered in the Mengdong River reaches of Cangyuan County were dated back to about 3,000 years ago.These paintings, which are major historical and cultural sites under protection, are rich in content, succinct in design,...
The Dachao Moutain of Yun County (云县大朝山——干海子) is composed of water-land tour routes as Manwan-Wenzhu River, Dachao Mountain-Snow Mountain, Aihua town, Liangshan pool and Manwan-Dachao Mountain, with a total area of 190.8 km2.This scenic area owns majestic Snow...
The Nanding River (南汀河) originates from Boshang town of Linxiang district, covering 311 km. Rare fauna and flora together with products along the river are plentiful. On the dam, there are numerous tea gardens, sugarcane fields, rubber trees, fruit...
Fengqing Stone Cave Temple (凤庆石洞寺 ) was built in 1794, this temple is in Qingtou village, 30 km away from southeastern Fengqing county. The temple owns 5 houses and 11 rooms together with a camellia named Pu Mingcha. Apart from...
The National Forest Park of Wulao Moutain (五老山国家级森林公园) is one of the ten scenic spots of Mianning, it is 25 km away from Linxiang district. The mountain is named Wulao as its shape is similar to five immortals. The scenic...
Yongde Snow Mountain (永德大雪山风景区) is one of the provincial nature reserves, this scenic district with a total area of 230,000 mu is in Yongde County. The area is characterized by changeable topography, steep terrain, dense forests, precipitous cliffs, pervasive caves,...
Travel to Lincang (临沧) is named after the most important river, the Mekong, Langcang in Chinese. The region is favored by a warm climate throughout the year and enjoys the reputation of being one of the best climates in Asia.Scattered...

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