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Mengzi City Overview

Design Your Mengzi Tour?Administratively, Mengzi is a county-level city and the seat of the Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, located about 175 kilometres (109 mi) south-southeast of the provincial capital of Kunming. It is situated in the centre of a fertile valley basin on a plateau 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level. Mengzi was formerly Mengzi County (蒙自县) until October 2010, when it was upgraded to a county-level city.

‣Where Mengzi Is

Located in the southeast of Yunnan province, Mengzi is a county-level city which is the political center of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture. Maybe people are more familiar with the former French name Mongtseu because it was once the colony of France. Now, because of the ideal location, Mengzi becomes the key city to connect the southern China and the Southeastern Asian countries.

‣Basic Information


Chinese Name:蒙自

Total Areas:2,228 km2 (860 sq mi)

Elevation:1,310 m


Postal Code:661100

Time Zone:China Standard (UTC+8)

What to Visit in Mengzi – Bisezhai

Bisezhai Area is located in the northern Mengzi. It is a place got through by the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway and Mengzi-Caoba express. Bisezhai falls on the Tropic of Cancer and is famous for the significant site – Bisezhai Train Station. This station was once the hub of Yunnan railway system. At present, the Bisezhai Area is still kept the same layout of that in 1910. More than 30 historical sites in the unique dwelling style make Bisezhai as one of the worthy places to visit. Mixed with the typical French buildings and local stone-make architectures, Bisezhai is more like a history book which records the ancient Sino-French culture clearly.

‣What to Eat in Mengzi

Maybe most people will know that the Cross Bridge Rice Noodle is the special food served in Yunnan. While the exact hometown of it is not very clear. Mengzi, the real hometown of this southern area food, can serve more than 100 kinds of this rice noodle.

‣Administrative Divisions of Mengzi

As of 2012, mengzi, jurisdiction over 7 towns and 2 townships, 2 ethnic townships respectively:Wenlan Town文澜镇、Caoba Town草坝镇、Yuguopu Town雨过铺镇、Xinansuo Town新安所镇、Zhicun Town芷村镇、Minjiu Town鸣鹫苗族镇、Lenquan Town冷泉镇、Shuitian Town水田乡,Xibeile Town西北勒乡、Qilu Town期路白苗族乡、Laozhai Town老寨苗族乡, Municipal people's Government wenlanzhen.

‣Ethnic Groups in Mengzi

Han汉, Yi彝, Miao苗, Zhuang壮 and other ethnic groups.

‣Where to Stay in Mengzi

●Guanfang Hotel Honghe(红河官方大酒店)

●Tian Yuan Hotel(天源大酒店)

●Longma Hotel(龙马大酒店)

●Shengyi Business Hotel(盛逸商务酒店)

‣Mengzi Travel Tips

•Yunnan Adventure Travel will work out individual travel itinerary for travelers and provide professional English tour guide. If you are interested in traveling to Mengzi, please contact our experienced staff to design your private Mengzi tour.

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