Dehong Overview

Chinese Name: 德宏傣族景颇族自治州 English IPA: De Hong Location: West of Yunnan Population (city): 1,211,000 Language: Yunnan Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture is known as the Peacock Town which is located in the west of Yunnan. Dehong is a transliteration from Dai language, meaning ‘the downstream of the Nujiang River’. Dehong is not only the outlet of the ancient “The Southwest Silk Road of China”, but also the outlet of the Yunnan-Myanmar Road. At present,it is still the golden port leading to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dehong is the fascinating place where the Dai and Jingpo people live. It offers the charming natural scenery and the superior climatic conditions. Local people forget the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy the nature and appreciate the minority customs.

Highlights of Dehong

Natural Tropical Landscape: Enjoying the gifts of nature, Ruili City offers the unique subtropical rainforest scenic spots, like Moli Waterfall and Jiedonglai King of Banyan Tree.
Minority Culture: There are five regional ethnic minorities in Dehong, which provides colorful and unique ethnic flavor, such as their traditional festival and ethnic villages, such as Bianzhai Hansha Scenic Area.
Buddhist Culture: There are many Buddhist architectures since people in Dehong believe in Hinayana Buddhism, such as Menghuan Grand Golden Pagoda and Yunyan Pagoda.
Frontier Culture: Dehong is an important port bordering Burma. There are some representative spots with thick exotic flavor, like  Jiegao Border and A Village in Two Countries.
Birding Tour: Dehong offers nice climate and unique geography, which make it become the land of birds, like 

Dehong (Yunnan) Travel Guide introduces useful travel information of Dehong including travel tips, attractions, top things to do, tours, transportation, weather, climate, food, restaurants, accommodation, festivals, nightlife, activities, education, shopping, photos and maps.

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Dehong Attractions

Dehong, City of Peacock, emphasizes on ethnic culture and tropical landscape, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Travelers can enjoy the leisurely life pace in the ethnic villages, such as Hansha Village, appreciating the dancing of local people. There are also natural tropical scenic spots like Ruili River and Daying River. Otherwise, local Buddhist architectures can show you the beliefs of local people. Step into the Yunyan Pagoda and Menghuan Grand Golden Pagoda and find [...]

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Dehong Tours

Yunnan Exploration elaborately arranges some tour packages of Dehong for traveller, which covers main attractions of Dehong like Yunyan Pagoda as well as other top destinations in Yunnan. Most of the tours lasts over 10 days because there are so many places which is worthy to visit, such as Dali and Lijiang. We have tour packages like 4 Days Jingpo Ethnic Minority’s Munao Zongge Festival Tour and 39 Days Yunnan 25 Ethnic Minorities Discovery and Photography Tour. Moreover, tours of [...]

Climate & When to Go

The region enjoys a subtropical monsoonal climate without winter chills nor intense summer heat. It has clear dry and humid seasons with good rainfall. Its annual average temperature is around 18-20℃ (64.4-68℉). Temperatures vary greatly during the day, and it can reach 25℃ (77℉) in daytime during winter.  The best time to visit Mangshi is from October to April of following year to avoid the hot and humid seasons. [...]

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Situated in the west boundary area of Yunnan Province, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture neighbors Baoshan City to the east and northeast, and shares a boundary of 504 kilometers (313 miles) with Burma in the south, west and northwest. “Dehong” in Dai language means the lower reaches of Nujiang River, and its total area is 11526 m2. The national-level scenic zone of Ruilijiang River and Dayingjiang River sweeps into almost the whole prefectural land area; in its subordinated three [...]

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Festivals and Activities

 With a subtropical climate and a population with a heavy dose of ethnic minority groups in the presence of Dai, Jingpo, Lisu, Achang, De'ang,etc. The unique festivals and activities make your travel in Dehong impressive. They make a colorful and majestic culture in Dehong. Here are some festivals and activities in Dehong. Water Splashing Festival 泼水节 It is the traditional festival of Dai and De’ang ethnic minority. During this time, people splash water to each other to show wishes and get rid [...]

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Travel Tips

Where To Stay Dehong provides nice accommodation condition for traveller. There is not many luxury hotels, but the comfortable and high-quality ones. 1.Huafeng Peacock Lake Hotel & Resort芒市华丰孔雀湖度假酒店 2.Mangshi Hotel 芒市宾馆 Things to Do Festivals 1.Water Splashing Festival Time: Gregorian calendar April 12-14 2.Munaozongge Festival Time: The fifteenth and sixteenth day of the first lunar month. 3.Kuoshi Festival Time: The ninth day of the first lunar month. 4.Aluwoluo Festival Time:Gregorian calendar March 20 Attractions Menghuan Golden Pagoda Menghuan Silver Pagoda Peacock Lake [...]

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Useful Maps

To help you have a better understanding about Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, and plan a Dehong tour easily, Yunnan Exploration offers some very useful Dehong tourist maps, including Dehong location maps, region maps, Dehong attractions mas, maps of scenic spots around Dehong, which may be helpful in your Dehong travel. [...]

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Dehong Accommodation

Where to stay in Dehong is not even a question for you now, because we have collected some great hotels for you to stay. Although there are not many luxury hotels, all these hotels share good furnishing or with amazing view surrounded. Besides, it’s available to reasonable price and nice services which will guarantee travellers a cozy stay. Most of high-quality hotels are in Mangshi. Detailed information of hotels is listed as below. Accommodation Name of Hotel Address Telephone Number Comment Five-star Hotels Huafeng Peacock Lake Hotel & Resort   (芒市华丰孔雀湖度假酒店) No.66 of Xianchi Road, [...]

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