Pu'er is situated in the south of Yunnan province. It is famous for the production of pu'er tea and is often referred to as China's 'tea capital'. The tea culture here attracts large numbers of visitors. There are also numerous ethnic minorities that have their own unique culture, traditional clothing and cuisine.
The Ancient Tea Horse Road was an important trade route in ancient China. Located in Pu'er City's Ninglang County, it has profound historical and cultural heritage. Visitors can take the opportunity to go horseback riding to experience the way in which ancient people traveled, as well as other ancient customs of the Road and of Pu'er. The Ancient Tea-Horse Road had its origins from the tea-and-horse trade which took place between the ancient southwestern and northwestern frontiers. It flourished in the Tang and Song Dynasties and was particularly prosperous immediately after World War II. The Road was divided into two trails: Sichuan-Tibet and Jinghong-Tibet.
The Xiniu Plains Scenic Area of Pu'er National Park is located in the north-central part of Pu'er National Park. Located in the transition zone between tropical and subtropical regions, the climate is controlled by Indian Ocean monsoons. The southern subtropical climate has clear characteristics of dry and wet seasons distinct throughout the year and lead to a pleasant climate. The Xiniu Plains Scenic Area in Pu'er National Park focuses on Yunnan's rich animal resources. Visitors can come into close contact with a variety of wild animals and plants in a way that fully immerses modern people into nature, satisfying any desire to commune with it.
The Tropic of Cancer Marker Park combines astronomy, geography, and plant science with landscape art, tourism, and culture. It uses the position of the Tropic of Cancer in 2038 as its main axis, with works such as "Sun Road", "Kuafu Chasing after the Sun", "Door of the Tropic of Cancer", "Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter" and other architectural sketches, sculptures and main markers interspersed around the park, creating a series of vivid spaces. A popular science museum illuminates our understanding of nature, life and sunshine. Technology is used to accurately display the geographical location and changes of the Tropic of Cancer, and the Tropic of Cancer is "captured" here at the summer solstice every year.
Meizi Lake Park is located in the Simao District of Pu'er City, on Meizi Lake. This artificial lake, formed by the river dam, was formerly known as Hongqi Reservoir. Its primary uses are drinking water and farmland irrigation. After years of planning, it was opened up as Meizi Lake Park and has become a scenic spot in Pu'er. Meizi Lake Park offers quiet and beautiful surroundings. Facilities include the Yingbin building and Wangcheng Pavilion. Ascend the pavilion and look out on the undulating blue-green waves of Meizi Lake. Egrets and wild ducks often inhabit the lake, lending elegance to Meizi Lake Park.