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Heshun Overview

Geographical Location

Heshun Old Town is in the southwest of Tengchong county, 3km from the downtown area. Its old name is Yangwentun (阳温暾), which literally means sunshine and warm water, quite a snapshot of this old town.Heshun Old Town is surrounded by a river and built along the slope of a hill. The town extends about 3km horizontally. Since the early of Ming dynasty, ethic Han-Chinese from inland migrated to this place for military presence. Later, the town got prosperous from international trade business as it's the must-go-through site on the old Silk road.Its location is 25°00'50" N. 98°27'27" E, altitude: 1580 meters / 5183 feet.


Introduction

The preserved village of Heshun (和顺) is a popular tourist destination and also mass tourism has taken over there is still a lot of atmosphere, this especially ones the tour busses have gone in the afternoon and before they arrive in the morning. It has a population of 6358. It is therefore recommended to stay overnight in the village.Heshun prospered from trade with Burma and from the many overseas descendents that have still family in the little village. Money sent by them for instance made it possible to build a public libraryand several ancestral temples.Heshun has a museum dedicated to the Chinese communist philosopher Aisiqi.


Administrative Division 

Heshun town has three villages: Shizilu Village(十字路,Dayizhuang Village(大-庄),Shuidui Village(水碓村) and 21 group of villagers.


Heshun Old Town In Tengchong County

Heshun Old Town In Tengchong County


Heshun Map

Heshun  Old Town Map


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