Lincang Travel Guide
Enjoying the reputation of "the big natural greenhouse" and cradle of the Wa people, the city of Lincang lies in the southwest of Yunnan, 50 kilometers north of the Tropic of Cancer. Lincang, so named because of the Lancang River that flows nearby, has a land area of 24, 469 square kilometers. Proud of its gorgeous landscape, lovely climate, colorful cultures and customs of multiple nationalities, Lincang has become a very hot tourist destination in recent year and a most preferred city for studying the folk customs of the Wa people.
The whole city is part of the southern extension of the Hengduan Mountain Range and in this territory there are two important mountain chains – Laobie and Bangma. The central part of the city is higher and the land slopes from northeast to southwest. The average elevation is 1, 515 meters. The highest and lowest point are the Yongde Snow Mountain (1, 505 meters above sea level), and the mouth of the Nanding River (450 meters) respectively.
Lincang is known as the home of the Dianhong Tea and one of the important habitats of the wild tea tree in the world. The locals have a history of more than 500 years of growing and drinking tea. Lincang boasts abundant tourist resources, i.e. minorities living customs, ancient architecture, historical relics, primitive villages, tea plantations and tea houses as well as gorgeous landscape marked by green peaks and clean water. Coming to this charming land, you will be impressed by the harmony between the locals and the nature. The warm welcome and hospitality of the minority nationalities will also make your trip unforgettable.
Telephone code: 0883
Postal code: 677000
City Flower:Triangle plum blossom
Counties and district in the city:
Linxiang District (the seat of the municipal government), Fengqing County, Yun County, Yongde County, Zhengkang County, Shuangjiang Lahu, Wa, Bulang and Thai Autonomous County, Dima Thai and Wa Autonomous County, Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County.
Nationalities: Yi, Wa, Thai, Bulang, Deang and Lahu etc.
Tourist service complaint hotline：0883-96927
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