Shuanghong Bridge on Nu River. Image: Adam Kritzer

Baoshan (保山)

Baoshan (保山)

Baoshan is located between the country of Myanmar to the west and Yunnan’s Dali Prefecture to the east. The major rivers of the Nujiang (怒江, also known as the Salween) and the Lancang (澜沧江, also known as the Mekong) traverse the region from north to south. The river valleys and adjoining mountainous uplifts offer trekking possibilities.

Baoshan Prefecture is not to be confused with Baoshan Village in Lijiang Prefecture.

Learn more about trekking in Baoshan:

Getting Away: Hiking the Gaoligong Mountains

The Gaoligong Mountains (高黎贡山) are around 500-kilometers long, and run north to south near the Yunnan-Myanmar border. They form the western wall of the Nu River Valley. There are numerous trails that cross the range, several of which are already on the radar of Chinese hikers. — Adam Kritzer

Getting Away: Tengchong

Hot springs, volcanoes, wetlands, important historical sites, a charming old town, the majestic Gaoligong Mountains (高黎贡山) and the possibility of good deals on jade are luring growing numbers of package tourists and individual travelers from around China — Chris Horton