Top 10 Things to do in Tengchong County, China

December 26, 2017 Diedre Savory

Tengchong (simplified Chinese: 腾冲; traditional Chinese: 騰沖; pinyin: Téngchōng) is a county-level city of Baoshan City, western Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It is well known for its volcanic activity. The city is named after the town of Tengchong which serves as its political center, previously known as Tengyue (Chinese: 腾越; pinyin: Téngyuè) in Chinese. English language sources of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries use names such as Tingyueh, Teng Yueh, Momein, and Momien, these last two from the name for the place, one of the former Chinese Shan States, in the Shan language.
Restaurants in Tengchong County

1. Dagunguo Scenic Resort

Volcanic Hot Spring Scenic Resort, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Dagunguo Scenic Resort

Reviewed By ACMMM00 - Pittsford, New York

It's a natural hot spring shaped like a giant boiling pan, hence the name. The water temperature is 98c and some locals are fetching the water to cook eggs, potatoes, corn cobs and peanuts right there for sale. Some are using wood barrels to give tired tourists a nice treat of their sore feet.

2. Geothermal Scenic Area

Geothermal Scenic Area, South-west of Tengchong County, Tengchong County 679100, China +86 875 513 3333
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Geothermal Scenic Area

Reviewed By Kciff - Kathmandu, Nepal

The entry fee is about 20yuan and and extra 15 for the cart service which is nice because there is lots of walking. The "geysers" are artificially made and most of the pools have been lined with concrete to contain them but that is reasonable given the curiosity of the tourists that visit and can't resist touching scalding hot water. There are spas and hotels there with varied prices. Mostly it is best to walk through and see the pools and move on. There are places to buy souvenirs, toilets and drinks. It can be quite packed with people during holidays.

3. Guoshang Cemetery

Guoshang Cemetery, South-west of Tengchong County, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Guoshang Cemetery

Reviewed By ZhongguoKM - Kunming, China

This memorial park commemorates battles fought during World War 2 between China and the Japanese, who had come out of occupied Burma and were attempting to head northeast to capture the provincial government in Chongqing.
Some parts were built to honor "big name" leaders, such as Sun Zhong Shan, Stillwell, and Claire Chennault. Others were graves of more humble but dedicated soldiers.
Some of the historical exhibits were well worth the time. Few had much in the way of English explanations, but most of the photos spoke for themselves.

4. Anti-Japanese Memorial Park

North of the Laifeng Mountain, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Anti-Japanese Memorial Park

Reviewed By P W - Chongqing, China

This is a sensitively handled memorial to the many Chinese who lost their lives defending not only their city but the whole nation with the aid of a small group of Americans, affectionately dubbed 'The Flying Tigers".
They consisted of aircrewmen and ground support crews under the leadership of US Generals Chenault and Stillwell. A memorial the the gGenerals and 19 of these 'fly boys' can be found at the base of the hill where the 'fallen' Chinese are buried.

5. Volcano Park, Tengchong

Mazhan Country, Tengchong County 679101, China
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4 based on 54 reviews

Volcano Park, Tengchong

Reviewed By P W - Chongqing, China

Tengchong region is no longer volcanically active but it's certainly a lively place with much to offer. The Volcanic Park covers two main areas, including the Large and Small Crater Peaks where an interpretative Museum has been built. it's a short walk to the top of the Small Crater with a circuit around the rim. The Larger Crater is a more strenuous climb which offers very little extra.
Local's sell interesting souvenirs made of the pumice stone, orchids and other local plants.
The other area of the park, included in the price is a further 10 minute drive to an escarpment overlooking the Black Fish River. It's worth the walk down and your driver will pick you up at the other end of the walk. Allow 90mins. The cliff faces of this canyon are a combination of twisted columnar pillars. The river is later joined by azure blue water from an underground spring which makes for the most interesting of hikes.

6. Volcano National Geological Park

Volcano National Geological Park, North of Tengchong County, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4 based on 9 reviews

Volcano National Geological Park

Reviewed By bph19 - Clinton, New Jersey

Lots of lava and steam vents to see. Would be much better is there had been a lava flow to see. If you are on the Island of Hawaii, you have to see this. What other attraction is more typical Hawaii.

7. Heshun Library

Bank of Shuanghong Brige, Heshun Hometown, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Heshun Library

Reviewed By Rakdaow - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

My husband and I were there in June 2011 as our completeion of 4 years living in China. Situated in Southwest China, Yunnan province, Heshun has over 600 years of history. To name a few - - 'Flying Tiger', 'tea trade routh with Myanmar', not to mention lovely landscape and ancient buildings with strong local characters, the clans etc.. Heshun Library claimed to have a collection of around 80,000 books, built in stone/wood.
This little villate stands our top 5 impressive places in China.. Truly Amazing!

8. North Sea Marsh

North-West of Tengchong, Tengchong County 679100, China
Excellent
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3.5 based on 24 reviews

North Sea Marsh

Reviewed By ZhongguoKM - Kunming, China

This attraction is listed as "Beihai" in Chinese, which means "North Sea." It is supposed to be a wetlands where one can see waterfowl.
Unfortunately Yunnan is in its fourth year of severe drought and this place has just about dried up. Nothing to see. Furthermore, I was there in late February when the grass was still brown.
It might be worthwhile after the spring and summer rains. Would not suggest putting it on your itinerary until then.

9. Gaoligongshan National Natural Reserve

Within Nujiang City and Baoshan City, Tengchong County 679100, China +86 875 212 0288
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5 based on 4 reviews

Gaoligongshan National Natural Reserve

Reviewed By theYAKtraveller - Lijiang, China

It is a protected area comprising the Gaoligong Mountains and the nearby Nu Jiang Reserve in the western Yunnan Province of China, near the international boundary of Burma. also a class Protected Area of World Wildlife Fund, and World Biosphere Reserve and a part of World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
We can arrange 1-2 days visit around here. birs watching, hiking, hot spring bath.

10. Qiluo Ancient Town

Suburb of the County, Tengchong County 679100, China
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Qiluo Ancient Town

Reviewed By NTZ13 - United States

We loved this quiet ancient town. Free village to roam around for a half day. Although the main "mansion" is no longer open for tours you can walk around the walled gate and see inside to the courtyards. The wall is only about 4 feet tall. Around he back of this mansion you can see a cool red temple across the river. We did not have time to go tour it but it looked interesting. The residents of the town were all very friendly and willing to talk if you know some Mandrin. We were invited into a courtyard to chat with a family opening up a hotel there. If I ever find myself back in Tengchong I will definitely return and stay at a hotel in this area!!

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