However, there are small pockets of interest: the Limi Yi around Wumulong and the Lahu of Nanmei are conservative ethnic groups while in Cangyuan the Wa try to revive their culture for tourism purposes.
While Lincang City proper is an unappealing conglomerate, the Dai areas outside the city remain attractive and only a few dozen kilometers lives Yunnan's most conservative Lahu community.
Gateway to Lincang.
Gengma County, on the southern banks of the Nanding River, is another multi-ethnic county, with not only Dai and Wa, but also 3500 Bulang and Lahu. The county’s most important and prosperous town is not Gengma, but Mengding in the river’s valley.
A remote borderland where the Wa still dominate.
Zhenkang county administers the ethnically and politically sensitive border with the Kokang region in Burma.
Transport around Lincang can be difficult as seat limits on busses are rigidly enforced and minibusses are rare.
Water Splashing Festival 19 Apr 2023
Monihei 01 May 2023
Mango Festival 11 Jul 2023
Wumulong Torch Festival 16 Aug 2023
New Rice 28 Sep 2023
Festival of Lights 19 Dec 2023
Daba Spring Festival Evening Party 09 Feb 2024
Bath Festival 24 Mar 2024