Tengchong Travel GuideLocation: Tengchong is in the southwest of Boashan city, contiguous to Burma in west.
Area: with an area of 5,845 square kilometers
Nationalities: distributing Bai, Li, Hui, Man, Achang, Dai, Miao Zhuang, Tibeta, Naxi, Yao Minority Nationalities, etc.
History: Tengchong is one of the earliest developed regions in SW China and is a famous city at the Tea-Horse Road.
In the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 24), it belonged to Yizhoujun Prefecture. In the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties, a contemporary prefecture governed by a local chieftain was set up. In the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), Tengyue Prefecture was instituted. In the following dynasties, different administrative offices were set up. In 1913, Tengchong was made a county
In 1921, construction work began on the British consulate in Tengchong, with completion arriving 10 years later in 1931. During WW2 the area around Tengchong was the scene of fierce battles between the Japanese, invading from occupied Burma, and the combined Chinese forces of nationalists and communists aided by American fighter squadrons.
Climate: Tengchong County has a subtropical highland climate, with mild temperatures year-round, an annual mean temperature of 14.9 °C and rainfall of 1,480 milimetres. Winter is dry and features abundant sunshine, and the days remain mild, though the lows at night can drop below freezing. The daily mean temperature in January is 7.8 °C. Summer is extremely humid, with sustained periods of rain that sometimes turns heavy. August, the warmest month, averages 19.8 °C.
Transportation: Air-Tengchong Airport went into service in early 2009, which is located at Tuofeng village, 12km from Tengchong County.
Highway-There are two bus stations in Tengchong: the shiny new long-distance bus station in the south of town and the old local bus station on Dongfang Lu. In general, for destinations north of Tengchong, head to the long-distance bus station, and for all locations south of town head to the local bus station.
Local Specialties: Jade articles, Chinese medicine, 'xuanzhi" paper, dried rice noodles, tea oil, small hats of split bamboo, preserved vegetables, articles of rattan work, etc
Local Food: Tengchong Bait Wire, Dabopian, Salted Vegetables
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