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Lancang Travel Tips

Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县) is located in southwestern Yunnan below the Tropic of Cancer, spanning latitude 22°01'−23°16' N and longitude 99°29'−100°35' E and an area of 8,807 km2 (3,400 sq mi), making it the second-largest county in the province in terms of area. It has an international border with Burma's Shan State totaling 80.563 km (50.060 mi) in length. It is heavily mountainous and situated among the Hengduan Mountains, with the elevation ranging from 2,516 m (8,255 ft) at Mount Malihei (麻栗黑山) in Xincheng Township (新城乡) to 578 m (1,896 ft) in Yakou Township (雅口乡). Here some travel tips for you to visit Lancang Lahu Autonomous County.


Where to Stay

There are a lot of hotels in the county.

Lancangxiangyun Hotel(澜沧祥云大酒店)

Address: Southern Huancheng Road, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县环城南路)

Tel: 0879-7533333

Hualong Hotel(华隆大酒店)

Minzu Street, Menglang Town, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County(澜沧拉祜族自治县勐朗镇民族街)

Xiaokang Hotel(小康宾馆)

Address: Donglang Road,  Lancang Lahu Autonomous County(澜沧拉祜族自治县东朗路)

Tel: 0879-7227008


What to Visit

Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 澜沧拉祜族自治县; traditional Chinese: 瀾滄拉祜族自治縣; pinyin: Láncāng lāhùzú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, in southwestern Yunnan province, China. Lancang is the same as Lan Xang, and refers to the Mekong River (known in Chinese as the Lancang) on its eastern borders and adopted by modern Laos, a Tai word meaning Million Elephants. A large portion of the population are of Lahu ethnicity, and Lahu language is one of the official languages in the county. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as Lahu Fengqing Park(拉祜风情园), Xiaolushan Lookout(小庐山观景台), Laodabao(老达保), Fengmiyan Lookout(蜜蜂岩观景点), Nuozhadu Scenic Area(糯扎渡旅游风景区) and so on.


What to Notice

Population: about 494.8 thousand

Nationalities: mainly Han, Lahu, Yi, Hani and so on.

Area:about 8807 square kilometers

Zip code: 665600

Area code: 0879

Useful Numbers:

Consumer Complaint: 12315

Tourist Complaint: 0883-3211304

Telephone Number Inquiry: 114

Weather Forecast: 121

Fire: 119

Police: 110

Ambulance: 120

Banks: 

You can use your credit card, traveler's check or cash to exchange for Chinese Yuan in some branches of Bank of China in this city.

China Postal Savings Bank(中国邮政储蓄银行)

Address: Menglang Street, Menglang Town, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县勐朗镇勐朗街)

Tel: 0879-7221015

Telephones:

While public phones are easily found in small shops along streets in the city, we suggest visitors make low-cost IDD or DDD calls in post offices or telecom buildings.

Internet Bars:

You can ask the native where to find an Internet bar. There are many Internet bars in Lancang Lahu Autonomous County with good speed and environment charging 2 to 3 yuan per hour.

Tip: do take care of your personal articles when in an Internet bar.

Toilet Facilities: 

Most toilets in the city charge no more than 0.5 yuan. Visitors can find free sanitary toilets in some large department stores or fast food restaurants.

Post Office:

Lancang Lahu Autonomous County Post Office(澜沧拉祜族自治县邮政局)

Address: Menglang Street, Menglang Town, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县勐朗镇勐朗街)

Tel: 0879-7222758

Book Store:

Xinhua Book Store(新华书店)

Address: Menglang Street, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县勐朗街)

Hospital:

Lancang County First People’s Hospital (澜沧县第一人民医院)

Address: Donglang Road, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县东朗路)

Education:

Lancang First Middle School(澜沧一中)

Address: Donglang Road, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County (澜沧拉祜族自治县东朗路)

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