It Xingmeng Mongolia Nationality township is situated under the foot of Fenghuang Mountain and is the only dwelling area of Mongolia nationality in Yunnan.It has a history of more than a thousand years with unique ethnic culture. There are about 20 scenic spots here, including Sansheng Temple where three saints of Mongolia nationality are worshiped, Sanjiao Temple, Xiaohaitan Pond and Minority Ethnic Culture Garden, which draw numerous visitors from home and abroad. The fames of “Mongolia in South Plateau”, “Home of Songs and Dances”, “Home of Architecture” and “Home of Muskmelon” make the town an attractive destination. Through the promotion of “Mongolia in South Plateau” and improvement of the construction of scenic spots and comprehensive facilities, Xingmeng now has become a tourism zone for sightseeing, recreation, holiday and experience of minority ethnic culture.
Xingmeng has rich tourism resources and convenient transportation. The climate here is agreeable round the year and the ethnic culture here is unique. The Mongolian group in Tonghai has experienced the transition from herdsmen to fishermen to farmers in history and has formed their unique Sandieshui outfits, Gazhuo language and delicacies such as “three dishes” and “three cup liquors”. Besides, the town lies in the transportation pivot of central Yunnan and quality tourism line and the potential of ethnic culture tourism is increasing with a reception of about 6,000 foreign visitors and more than 10,000 home visitors every year.
Sansheng Temple, Sanjiao Temple, and Guanyin Temple
Ancient Village Street
Jiaoyiwan Ethnic Culture Garden
Taojiazui Xiaohaitan Pond Scenic Zone
B. Accommodations (stay at county downtown )
Xingmeng Three-cup Restaurant (a mix of Northern and Southern Mongolian delicacies)
Xingmeng General Zhan Restaurant (specialty: Taichi eel, roast duck, and grilled meat of Southern Mongolian flavor)
Xingmeng Roast Duck Restaurant (specialty: authentic Xingmeng roast duck, Taichi eel and grilled meat)
Xingmeng Gazhuoma Restaurant (specialty: roast whole pig)
Xingmeng Granny Zhan Restaurant (specialty: traditional Southern Mongolian dishes -- Taichi eel and roast duck)
Take coach from Kunming to Tonghai, about 130 kilometers
E. Around the town
1) Xiushan Mountain Historic and Cultural Park
2) Xiushan Ancient Town
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