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Simao District Travel Tips

Simao District (Chinese: 思茅区; pinyin: Sīmáo Qū; formerly known as Cuiyun District) is a district under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. It is the seat of Puer Prefecture. Formerly both Simao and the surrounding region of Pu'er prefecture played a major role in the historic tea horse trade between Yunnan, Tibet and India, with Simao acting as the southern terminus or starting point for the transport of tea by mule caravan north to Dali, Lijiang and Lhasa. Here some travel tips for you to visit Simao District.

Where to Stay

There are a lot of hotels in the town.

Jinglan :Grand Hotel(景兰大酒店)

Address: No.68 of Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District(思茅区振兴大道68号)

Type: Top

Opened: 2011

Tel: 0879-2161066

Jinfeng Grand Hotel(金凤大酒店)

Address: No.8 of Middle Renmin Road, Simao District(思茅区人民中路8号)

Type: Top

Opened: 2012

Tel: 0879-2138868

Pu’er Mancheng Commercial Hotel(普洱曼城商务酒店)

Address: No.46 of Chacheng Avenue, Simao District, Pu’er Prefecture(普洱市思茅区茶城大道46号)

Type: Comfortable

Opened: 2012

Tel: 0879-3033777

What to Visit

Simao District is a beautiful city with green hills and clear water, its tourism resources are unique and various. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as The Tea Horse Road(茶马古道), Yunnan Taiyanghe Angeles National Forest(云南太阳河国家森林公园), Tea City Observatory(茶楼观景台), Ximahe Park(洗马河公园), Chinese Pu’er Tea Expo Garden(中华普洱茶博览苑) and so on.

What to Notice

Population: about 0.3064 million

Nationalities: mainly Han, Dai, Hani, Yi and Miao

Area: about 3928 square kilometers

Zip code: 665000

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


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 Construction Bank(中国建设银行)

Address: N0.67 of Chacheng Avenue(茶城大道67号)

Agricultural Bank of China(中国农业银行)

Address: No.34 of Chayuan Road, Simao District, Pu’er Prefecture(云南省普洱市茶苑路34号)


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 Simao District 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:

China Post Office(中国邮政)

Address: No.30 of Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District(思茅区振兴大道30)

Tel: 0879-2122995

Book Store:

Xinhua Bookstore(新华书店)

Address: No.68 of Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District(思茅区振兴大道68号)


Pu 'er Prefecture People's Hospital(普洱市人民医院)

Address: No.44  of Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District(思茅区振兴大道44)

Tel: 0879-2122227


Puer University(普洱学院)

Address: No.1 of Xueyuan Road, Puer Prefecture, Yunnan Province(云南省普洱市学苑路1号)

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