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Where to stay

It’s easy to see why Lintong Grand Hotel(临通大酒店) is a popular standby for business travellers to Lincang. Centrally located on Shiji Road,(世纪路) it offers a free wireless network throughout the building. Rooms start at $68 (¥380 CNY) and its large conference and meeting rooms, western restaurant and other amenities – including a tennis court and pool – make it a safe bet.

 

Lintong Grand Hotel(临通大酒店)

Address: No,352 on Shiji Road, in Linxiang District of Lincang

Tel: 0883-2156888

 

Chinese Name: Linxiang District in  Lincang City (临沧市临翔区)

Population: 280,000 
Area: 2,652 square kilometers)
Nationalities: Han(汉) Wa (佤) Dai(傣)


 Administrative Division

 Lincang City(临沧市):1 district (Linxiang临翔区); 4 counties (Fengqing 凤庆县, Yunxian云县, Yongde永德, Zhenkang镇康); 3 autonomous counties (Shuangjiang Lahu, Wa, Blang and Dai Autonomous County双江拉祜族佤族布朗族傣族自治县, Gengma Dai and Wa Autonomous County耿马傣族佤族自治县, Cangyuan Wa Autonomous Count 沧源佤族自治县)

 

Linxiang District(临翔区): Linxiang District whole area administer 7 countryside 1 town and two street offices.Fengxiang Street(凤翔街道) Mangpan Street( 忙畔街道) Boshang Township (博尚镇) Nangmei Village (南美乡) Ma yidui Village(蚂蚁堆乡) Zhangtuo  Village ( 章驮乡) Quannei Village( 圈内乡) Matai Village( 马台乡) Bangdong Village( 邦东乡) Pingcun Village( 平村乡)



Seat of the City Government: 16, Nanping Xi Lu, Linxiang District(临沧市临翔区南坪西路16号)

Useful Telephone Numbers
Tourist Complaints: 0883-2128388, 96927  
 Weather Forecast: 121
 Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China Lincang Branch: 2, Houzhai, Fengxiang Town, Linxiang District(云南省临沧市临翔区凤翔街道后)
China Post Lincang Branch:    4, Nantang Jie, Linxiang District (云南省临沧市临翔区南塘街4号)

 

Location: Located in the southwest of Yunnan Province, Lincang City is so called because it sits along the Lancang River. It neighbors Puer in the east, Dali in the north and Baoshan in the west. Burma lies to the southwest of the city. Its downtown area is 610 kilometers (379 miles) from the capital city of the province, Kunming. 

     

 History: The Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) placed Lincang in the Yizhou shire after conquering the ancient Ailao Kingdom. During the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, it belonged to the Nanzhao and Dali states respectively.         
  
 Physical Features: Lincang City  lies at the bottom of the Hengduan Mountains and Nushan Mountain in western Yunnan. The terrain here slopes from southeast to southwest. There are many rivers which pass through or spring from here.   

               

Climate: The Tropic of Cancer runs across the city and lends it a subtropical climate but which also combines with the cooler climate of the adjacent mountains. Generally a warm city, Lincang has an annual average temperature of 16.8-17.7℃ (62.2-63.9℉). 

 

When to Go: Enjoying favorable weather all the year round, the place is fine to visit at any season.   

  

Local Highlights: The Wa ethnic minority is the largest minority group in Lincang and two thirds of the total Wa population of Yunnan live here. Wa villages and their handmade gifts and other crafts are attractive parts of a trip here.

Special Local Products: black tea, cane sugar, mango, Jian Pa (bag of Wa ethnic minority)

 

Where to visit :
Lincang Tea Culture Garden(临沧茶文化风景园): As the home of Yunnan black tea, the area has the largest tea garden and the greatest tea output in Yunnan. Its Fengqing County has more than 5,500 mu (906 acres) ancient tea plants and has done for over 3,200 years. Lingcang Tea Culture Garden is the perfect stage to demonstrate the profound cultural connotations of tea, tea drinking and tea-related folk songs specific to the area

Other spots: Wanyao Earthenware Culture Village(碗窑土陶文化村), Lotus pond recreation resort(莲花塘娱乐度假区),Ling Moutain (灵山胜境),Qishan Park(旗山公园),Manlai lake resort(曼来湖水景区),South Village of  Lahu style(南美拉祜风情寨),Nanting river scenery tourism area (南汀河风光旅游带) ,Snow Mountain (大雪山),Lincang Tea Culture Landscape Garden).

 

Other

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Airport

1)Lincang  City Airport is located in Boshang Town on the southwestern outskirts of the city proper. Flights to Kunming have recently been increased from once a day to nine per week (there are now two flights on Tuesday and Friday). In addition, the airports of Puer and Dali now also offer flights which pass through Lincang. 
 

2)Lincang City  is a convenient stop-off point for travelers on their way to Burma. The city has three counties which border Burma: Cangyuan, Gengma and Zhenkang. Mengding Port of Gengma on the Qingshui River is also 187 kilometers (116 miles) from Lashio, one of the most important cities in Northern Burma. 
 

3 )Lincang City  is about nine hours' drive from Kunming and its long-distance bus station is situated in Xinmin Jie of Linxiang District.

 

How to fit in

It’s easier to get around in Lincang if you know some basic Mandarin, especially when ordering food, but there are a number of important points of business etiquette to remember too. Confucianism, with its attention to demeanour, harmony, and preservation of “face,” plays a central role. Meetings always begin with a handshake. Give a slight nod and don’t be too vigorous when shaking hands, it could come across as being aggressive. Stay away from physical contact after this, including pats on the arm. If a host is guiding you they may tug your sleeve.Have business cards translated on one side. It is considered fortuitous if they are printed in gold ink. Be sure to place received cards in a case rather than your pocket. Avoid humour since jokes may not come across as you intend. Gift etiquette and negotiations can be complex, so it’s best to read more deeply about them.

 

How to pay

 All transactions are made in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). The currency is used throughout the country and available at any ATM. C$1 is worth about ¥5.6 CNY. Frequently used bank notes are: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100.

 

 

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