The road from Baoshan to Mangkuan is very scenic through the Nujiang valley with crops of juicy tall sugarcane and ragged mountains on either side of the “highway”, the road winds over and follows the Nujiang river.
The Baoshan to Mangkuan road winds through the Hengduan Mountains with more than ninety percent of its territory occupied by medium mountain and quasi-mountain areas with seven percent area that is plateau plains and basins/valleys.
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On the second day we decided to catch the local bus from Baoshan to Mangkuan.
Other Scenic Spots worth a visit are:
Tengchong Hot Sea (Rehai) refers to a group of geothermal springs, the most spectacular geothermal landscape 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tengchong County. Tengchong is China’s famous geothermal scenic area hides abundant terrestrial heat. This grand spring group covers an area of 9 kilometers (5.6 miles). It was said that there are 14 springs among the total 80 springs has their temperature above 90 degree centigrade (194 degree Fahrenheit). The Hot Sea is not only a marvelous spectacle but also benefit for health. Nowadays, these geothermal resources are well utilized by sanatoriums and thermaes.
Tengchong Volcano Park: There could be as many as 70 volcanoes within 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Tengchong County, and Tengchong is just located on lavas. Around Mazhan Village about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) northwest of Tengchong, volcanoes are densely distributed. Volcano Park has been established here.
Wofo Temple (Reclining Buddha Temple) at the foot of Yunyang Mountain 16 kilometers (10 miles) north of Baoshan City proper has the biggest jade Buddha in China. The temple was first built in 716 of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The main hall of the temple was built on the basis of a natural stone cave, and the 6 meters (20 feet) long jade Buddha together with many other sculptures area stored in the hall.