Dehong is the transliteration of the Dai language meaning "the place downstream of the Nu River." It is home to Dai and Jingpo peoples whose lives intertwine with the area's natural splendor and optimal climate.

Here one can leave behind the clamor of urban life and become immersed in nature while experiencing ethnic minority culture. Lush rainforests and plunging river valleys characterize the landscape, with scenic limestone karsts scattered throughout.

Experience a slower pace as you explore traditional Dai villages on the banks of the Nu River. Visit local markets bustling with hill tribe vendors. Learn about religious and cultural customs at Theravada Buddhist temples. Enjoy the tropical climate, try cuisines flavored with herbs and spices, and see traditional dances accompanied by instruments like the elephant-leg drum.

In Dehong, nurture body and soul amidst sacred mountains, winding rivers, and the warm hospitality of ethnic groups. Discover adventures, heritage, and serenity in this border region.

Best Travel Time

Suitable for all seasons, spring and summer are the best.

Suggested playing days

3 days

Local climate

South Asian tropical monsoon climate, with no severe cold in winter and no scorching heat in summer, with abundant rainfall

Dehong Surrounding Cities

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