With 20 volcanoes in the vicinity and lots of hot springs there’s lots to explore should you find yourself in this neck of the woods.
The town itself is also worth a half-day ramble. For the most part it’s a rather drab, grey provincial town, but bizarrely, in the midst of it all, some lanes are still packed with the traditional wooden architecture that used to be commonplace in many towns and cities in Yúnnán. Construction is encroaching on them quickly, however, so they’re not as obvious as they once were. You’ll need some patience while seeking them out.
Téngchōng destination guides
China, Burma & Thailand
Observe the evolution of these three rapidly evolving nations - each of which have brought their distinct cultural identities with them as they forge ahead into the modern era. Contrast day-to-day life in the emerging superpowers of China and Thailand with the rustic charm of Burma - a country that has only recently opened its doors to travellers once again.