Tengchong is a famous town for overseas Chinese, because it is regarded as a ‘state excelling in poems, manners and music’. Tengchong is a small and delicate border county in Yunnan Province and its geographical location is of great importance, which is essential to enter Burma, India and Thailand from southwestern China.
There are many attractions in Tengchong, which mainly include Heshun Old Town, Volcano Park, Tengchong Hot Sea, Beihai Wetland, Guoshangmuyuan, Dieshuihe Waterfall, and Aisiqi Former Residence.
Tengchong is surrounded by volcanical and geothermic power, due to its fantastic landscape of volcanoes and hot springs. Tengchong Hot Sea covers an area of 9 kilometer squares with abundant hot springs. Therefore many sanatoriums are offered here. Tourists could take a bath in the hot springs and enjoy themselves.
The taste of local food in Tengchong is unique, which is totally different from ‘Dian Taste’ (Yunnan Taste); it is very delicious and refreshing. For example, ‘Tuguozi’ (a kind of special hot pot in Tengchong) and ‘Dajiujia’ (a kind of pastry fried with sliced meat, egg, carrots and tomatoes) are famous local food in Tengchong which you must have a try.
For tourists who are interested in traditional Chinese handicrafts, the ‘Dushi Booth’ is suggested to be a good place to hang out. There are various local products there, including rattan products, Tengchong embroidery and farmers’ draws. Besides, although Tengchong is not the birth place of jade, it has become the largest jade center in southeast China due to its advantageous geographic location. Tengchong has a long history of jade machining which has been existing for more than 500 years, and people says ‘Gold is valuable, while jade is invaluable’ because the workers there devote themselves to decorate the jade.
As an ancient border town with amazing natural landscapes and colorful culture, your horizon would be broadened when you first step into Tengchong. There are many places for you to discover and experience in such an picturesque county. Tengchong is waiting for you!