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About Lincang

Lincang is a prefecture-level city located in the southwest of Yunnan Province. The city is named after the Lancang River which flows nearby. Complex terrain and lush vegetation give charm and natural beauty to the area. Some of Lincang’s most famous tourist sites are Daxue Mountain, Wulao Mountain Forest Park, Baishi Cliff, Wulong Mountain, and Xiaodahe Forest Park. Lincang is also an area where the culture of the Wa people has flourished.

Popular Attractions in Lincang

Wengding Wa Nationality Gregarious Village
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Folk Village
Ancient Settlement
The Wengding Wa Nationality Gregarious Village is located in Mengjiao Township, Cangyuan Va Autonomous County, Lincang City, and preserves the ethnic architectural styles and customs of the Wa people. A wide and open activity space greets you as you enter the village. There, the unique collective activities of the Wa people such as oxen sacrifices and the ritual of "dragging the wooden drum" are held. The village features houses on stilts made of bamboo and wood. Facing the sun and backdropped by the mountains, they form a captivating picture in their disorder.
Cangyuan Yahua Valley
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Historical Site
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Wulaoshan National Forest Park
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Wulao Mountain Waterfall Section, Linxiang Qu, Lincang Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China
Ximen Park
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City Park

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Trip Moments

Wuyuan County in Yunnan is the main area for the Yi people in the country, while Wengding Ancient Village is the most traditional Yi village. Wuyuan is adjacent to Shan State in Myanmar, and Weng Ding is said to be the last primitive tribe in China. A "Ava people sing new songs" let the world know about this minority. If you want to understand the Yi culture, Weng Ding must come.
Wengding Ancient Village is not big. There are 98 Yi villagers living in the area, with a total of more than 470 people. People are relatively poor, but the folk customs are simple and warm and hospitable. Women in the village like to smoke, and smoke does not leave their hands. It is a local culture. Perhaps living in the plateau, the ultraviolet rays are strong, the skin color is deep, and the local is black.
Weng Ding, in the proverb, means the place where the clouds are lingering, and the meaning of the spirit of the alpine Baiyun Lake. Walking through Weng Ding, the first thing I saw was the Zhaimen and the big banyan trees, which were the same for a hundred years. The two lines in the same place constitute the real sense of the Zhaimen, and together guard this village with hundreds of years of history.
The houses in the village are the houses of the Yi people's thatched houses. The tallest building is the king's palace. Yu Wang is the leader of the village and has a high prestige.
Traditional Yi people's residence is a pole-style bamboo and wood building. There are two types in the big aspect. One is a single-story oval house with a short roof on a single adult. Adults and widows live in such a house. The other is a common two-story building. Livestock downstairs.
Posted: Dec 20, 2018