Bulang Mountains one of the most famous Pu’er tea production areas in Yunnan

​​​Last Update: 23rd October 2020

The Bulang Mountains are located in Menghai County, close to the border of China and Myanmar. It offers many old tea plantations. Bulang Mountains are the only settlement for Bulang Ethnic Minority across China. Bulang people have lived there for hundreds of years from generation to generation. Bulang Mountains are well-known for its green Pu’er Tea.

Bulang Mountains Fast Facts

  • Chinese Name: Bulangshan (布朗山)
  • Area: over 1,000 square kilometers
  • Things to do th​ere: Photography, Hiking, Ethnic Minority Villages, Pu’er Tea
  • Who visits: Photographers, Adventurers, Chinese Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 2 – 3 x days

What to expect at the Bulang Mountains

The Bulang Mountains are home to Bulang, Hani and Lahu People. The forest coverage rate there is 78%. The main vegetation types include tropical seasonal rain forest, tropical mountain rain forest and tropical mountane evergreen broad-leaved forest.

On the mountains, you will find many old tea trees which are more than 100 years old, several national protected plants, including Alcimandra cathcardii Dandy, Yunnan Parakmeria omeiensis, Mastixia euonymoides and Myssaceae and rare wild animals, including slow loris, Assamese macaque, Trachypithecus phayrei, and clouded leopard. In addition, more than 20 species of wild fungus also could be found there, such as Thelephora ganbajun, Boletus edulis, and Lactarius volemus.

Several Bulang villages, including Banzhang, Old Man’e, and Manxinlong Bulang Villages are situated on the mountains. Bulang people are good at singing and dancing. The folk dancing is composed of drum dancing and Wushu Dancing. They have their own Bulang Language but have no written Bulang characters. Usually, they speak Bulang Language in their own houses and speak Dai Language during the Buddhist ceremony.

Best time to visit the Bulang Mountains

You could visit Bulang Mountains at any time during the daytime as it is cool.

The best months to visit are from March to November.

How to get to the Bulang Mountains

Unfortunately, as at 23rd October 2020, there is no direct bus from Jinghong to Bulang Mountains. Thus, the only option is to rent a vehicle to the mountains.

Additional Bulang Mountains Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • As at 23rd October 2020, visitors can explore the mountains for free.
  • Please take enough drinking water with you.
  • It is suggested to take an umbrella or raincoat with you as it could be rainy and sunny in one day in Xishuangbanna.
  • Please take the floral water to prevent biting from some bugs.

Interested in visiting the Bulang Mountains on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Bulang Mountains, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.