Tengchong Overview

Chinese Name: 腾冲 English IPA: Teng Chong Location: West of Yunnan Population (city): 659,900 Language: Yunnan Dialect Zip code: 679100 Tel code: 0875 Time zone: UTC+8

Bordering Burma to the west, Tengchong is the important gateway for China to South Asia and Southeast Asia. As the famous hometown of overseas Chinese, cultural town and vital distributing center of jade, it boasts an important geographic position since ancient time. The city is named after the town of Tengchong which serves as its political center, previously known as Tengyue in Chinese.

Highlights of Tengchong

▪ Volcanic Landscape: There could be as many as 70 volcanoes within 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Tengchong city that is just located on lavas.

▪ Geothermal Landscape: Tengchong is China’s famous geothermal scenic area that hides abundant terrestrial heat most renowned for Tengchong Hot Sea.

▪ Birding Tour: Yunnan is becoming an increasingly popular birding destination and Tengchong is one of the excellent areas for bird watching in Yunnan.

▪ Red Tour: Tengchong was the scene of fierce battles between the Japanese during WWII. The Graveyard of the National Heroes, The Museum of Yunnan-Burmese Anti-Japanese War are the must-see places of Tengchong red tour.

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Tengchong Attractions

Tengchong is very interesting and worth a visit. It is a small and delicate county in Yunnan Province, and Tengchong attractions include Heshun Old Town, Volcano Park, Tengchong Hot Sea, Beihai Wetland, etc. Besides, various traditional villages in Tengchong are good places to explore the ethnic culture of Yunnan.  [...]

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Tengchong Tours

Yunnan is becoming an increasingly popular birding destination and Tengchong is one of the excellent areas for bird watching in Yunnan. In the below list there are some prearrange birding tour packages for you. As the border city, cycling tours or motorbike tours to the border are also favorable. In addition, there are dozens of traditional ethnic villages waiting to be explored. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Tengchong climate is classified as warm and temperate. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Tengchong. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. In Tengchong, the average annual temperature is 15.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1482 mm. Spring begins early and remains relatively dry and sunny until May, when there is a dramatic uptick in frequency and amount of rainfall that lasts until late September. Some travelers choose to travel at this time [...]

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Tengchong is a border county in the west of Yunnan province with well-developed public facilities. A complete transportation network has been built, mainly including airways and public transportation. Below are the details of Tengchong Transportation. How to Get to/away from Tengchong? 1.By Air Tengchong Tuofeng Airport(腾冲驼峰机场) Tengchong Tuofeng Airport(腾冲驼峰机场) serves Tengchong City, which is located near Tuofeng Village 12 kilometers south of the county seat. It takes about 15 minutes by car to arrive in central Tengchong City. It has flights flying to and from Kunming, Chongqing, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

There are 25 minorities living in Tengchong City, including Dai, Hui, Lisu, Wa, Bai, Achang, etc. Different ethnic groups create a diverse and unique customs after a long time. They are different in architecture, costume and etiquette. Here are some major festivals in Tengchong. 1.Spring Festival The Spring festival is the greatest festival of the Chinese on Chinese lunar calendar. In different parts of China,people may celebrate the festival in different ways. The atmosphere of the New Year in Tengchong is also [...]

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Travel Tips

Tengchong is located at the westernmost edge of Yunnan Province. It features a unique volcanic landscape with volcanic parks, hot springs, wetlands, waterfalls clustered among the region. Below are some useful Tengchong Travel Tips for you to get a better travel experience.  1.Useful Numbers • Fire: 119            • Police: 110            • Ambulance: 120 • Weather Forecast: 121 • Telephone Number Inquiry: 114  • Tourist complaint:  0875-96927; 0875-5121919  • Baoshan Airport Inquiry Telephone: 0875-2232266 • Tengchong Airport Inquiry Telephone: 0875-5198866 2. Post Offices There are more than 10 post offices serving in the Towns & [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, Tengchong Maps provide you some useful maps like Tengchong City Map, Tengchong Attraction Map, Tengchong Transportation Map, Tengchong Location Map, etc. [...]

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Tengchong Accommodation

You have many choices of hotels in Tengchong City. Different styles of hotels are offered from luxury ones to budget ones wherever you want to stay in Tengchong. Yunnan Exploration Travel elaborately selects the following best hotels in Tengchong with good location and all-inclusive services for you. Hotel Name Rating Add. Tel. Banyan Tree Tengchong(腾冲玛御谷悦榕庄) 5 star Mayu Valley, Beihai township, Tengchong, Baoshan 0875-8999888 Bolian Resorts Tengchong(腾冲和顺柏联酒店) 5 star Zhangjiapo, Heshun Town,  Tengchong, Baoshan 0875-5153333 Huajian Meisu Qingshe Holiday Courtyard(腾冲花间美宿轻奢度假庭院) 5 star Near Dashi Lane (Shizilu Village), Tengchong, Baoshan 0875-5857111 Yun Shan Shui Hotel(腾冲云山水精品全景客栈) 4 star Zhangjiapo, Heshun Town, Tengchong, Baoshan 0875-5166188 Teng Chong He Shun Zhang Jia Da Yuan(腾冲蒲密文旅·张家大院荷畔店) 4 star Zhangjiapo, Heshun Town, Tengchong, Baoshan 0875-5158887 Thirty [...]

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