Puer Overview

Chinese Name: 普洱市 English IPA: Puershi Location: Southwest Yunnan Population (city): 2,617,000 Language: Southwest Mandarin Zip code: 665000 Tel code: (+86) 0879 Time zone: UTC+8

Puer has a long history before 109 BC. It is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province. It is adjacent to Honghe and Yuxi in the east, Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali and Chuxiong in the north. It is bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar in the southwest. Puer is famous for Puer Tea. What’s more, there are many attractions, which are worthy of your time, such as Ancient Tea-Horse Road.

Highlights of Puer City

  • Long History: Before 109 BC, the present Puer was the southern boundary of the Ancient Dai Country “Mengdaguang(勐达光)”(Ailao Country in Chinese).
  • Multi-ethnic Settlement: There are 9 ethnic minority autonomous counties in Pu’er City, which are home to 14 inhabitants such as Han, Hani, Yi, Lahu, Wa and Dai. The minority population accounts for 61% of the total population in Puer.
  • Border Culture: Puer is adjacent to Laos,  Vietnam and Myanmar. 
  • Must-see Attractions: In Puer, there are many famous attractions, such as, Nayun Ancient Town, Jingmai Ten-Thousand Mu Ancient Tea Garden, Ancient Tea-Hosre Road and so on.
  • Tea Culture: The Pu’er Tea Culture has a long history. Pu’er Tea is a unique large-leaved tea in Yunnan, which pays attention to the tea brewing skills and tea-tasting art in Chinese famous tea.

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Puer Attractions

What to Visit in Puer Pu’er is well-known for Pu’er Tea and boasts its abundant tourist resources. Trace back to the Tea-Horse Road Scenic Spots to discover the ancient commerce culture. Trek up to the Mt. Ailaoshan and Mt. Wuliang and seize the beauty of the grand mountain view. Stretch your way to Hani Earthen Houses in Mojiang and Nayun Ancient Town in Menglian County where maintain a old life style and architectural  style to experience the most natural,  the simple daily life [...]

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Puer Tours

Start a tea culture tour of Puer and enjoy the renowned Puer Tea, explore the mysterious and fun festivals of ethnic culture like Splashing Festival and Wooden Drum Festival, Stretch your way to the fabulous Yuanyang Terrace Fields, or trace back the Ancient Tea Horse Trade Road spreading and connecting the ancient civilizations and cultures. You will set your feet on every top destination of Yunnan. Why not start to customize your trip? If you prefer, contact our consultant and we can adjust the itinerary of [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate in Puer Enjoying a plateau monsoon climate at low latitude, Pu'er is affected by the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Therefore, the main features of its weather are mildness and humidity without strong wind. It has a wet season and a dry season. November is the rainy season, and the temperature is high. The annual average temperature of the city is usually between 15.3℃ and 20.2℃. Due to the complex terrain, it presents a typical highland climate with great [...]

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Pu'er City is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province. It is located between 22°02′—24°50′ north latitude and 99°09′—102°19′ east longitude. It is adjacent to Honghe and Yuxi in the east, Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali and Chuxiong in the north. It is bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar in the southwest. How to Get to Puer 1. By Air In Puer, there are two airports, namely, Puer Simao Airport, Lancang Jingmai Airport. Lancang Jingmai Airport is located in [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Pu’er City is the hometown of Puer Tea which enjoys a reputation in the world and it’s also an important post of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. Puer Tea has become the most distinctive representative of Puer. It’s a place where many minorities inhabit together and the festivals of different ethnicities are diverse. 1.Dai Water-Sprinkling Festival(傣族泼水节) The Dai Water-Sprinkling Festival is a New Year's Day for the Dai, and the proverb is called "Jinbimai", which is held every year in the first month of the Dai calendar [...]

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Travel Tips

1.Useful Numbers of Puer Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Weather Forecast: 121 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 2. Post Offices in Puer China Post Office(中国邮政) Add: No.76 Renmin Road, Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County(景谷傣族彝族自治县人民路76) China Post Office(中国邮政) Add: Mengka Road, Ximeng Wa Autonomous County(普洱西盟佤族自治县勐卡路) China Post Office (中国邮政) Add: No.30 Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District (思茅区振兴大道30) Tel: 0879-2122995 3. Banks in Puer You can use your credit card, traveler's check or cash to exchange for Chinese Yuan in some branches of Bank of China in Puer. China Postal Savings Bank(中国邮政储蓄银行) [...]

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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, Maps of Pu’er provide you some useful maps like Region Map of Pu'er, Tourist Attractions Map of Pu'er, Location Map of Pu'er Yunnan, etc. [...]

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Puer Accommodation

As Pu'er is abundant with hotels and hostels with different standards, choosing a lodging place in Pu'er is a piece of cake. Star hotels are mainly located in the city center with elegant furnishings and all-inclusive services which will meet customers’ different accommodation needs. It’s suggested to reserve the room on the internet during the peak season for an available room with a discount. Most of the hotels are with good locations, convenient transportation and accessible to shopping. Yunnan Exploration [...]

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