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Tengchong: A culture town near scenic Mt. Gaoligong
Yunnan Gateway 2020-04-27 11:09:30


The Gaoligong Mountain forms a demarcation line between the Euro-Asian continent and the Indian ocean, impressing worldwide visitors with its supreme scenic beauty. 




Falling under the jurisdiction of southwest Yunnan’s Baoshan city, Tengchong lies quietly at the foot of Mt. Gaoligong, which endows the town with a warm climate and a nourishing living environment.



As early as the Neolithic Age, the ancient Pu people learned to use stone knives and axes here in Tengchong. Later came the Jingpo people, who belong to descendants of the strong Qiang ethnic group from north China. And the term Gaoligong is a place name in the Jingpo language.




More than two thousand years ago, the Southern Silk Road was extended to Tengchong, and in the ensuing dynasties central China’s Han culture has found its way well into the frontier area.




 
 
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