|Menglian Chieftain Border Scenic Area|
Name: Menglian Chieftain Border Scenic Area
Level: National AA Level Scenic Area
Address: Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County
Scenic spots: Menglian Xuanfuci Department Chieftain Government Office, Golden Pagoda of Menglian, Fahan Mountain, Mengwai Nayun Chieftain Summer Resort, Mengma Hot Spring, etc.
Brief introduction: The last ancient city for Dai Nationality — Nayun Ancient Town is located in the scenic area. The ancient town is surrounded by historic religious buildings, that is, uptown, midtown and downtown Buddhist temples. Menglian Xuanfuci Department Chieftain Government Office, located in the highest place in the uptown, is called "Hehan" in Dai language, meaning the golden palace. Chieftain is called “Zhao Hehan”, meaning the King in the golden palace, who enjoys the high status in the ancient society of feudal laird system of Dai Nationality. People often call the great palace as the Chieftain Residence. Among 18 largest Chieftain Residences in Yunnan Province, Menglian Xuanfuci Department Chieftain Government Office is the best-preserved one, also being regarded as the government office of Dao Family, the local chieftain of Dai people. Menglian Xuanfuci Department Chieftain Government Office, with high historical and art value, is also a well-preserved residence among the 18 government offices in the ethnic minority areas near Yunnan border.
In addition, the scenic area, boasting other scenic spots including Golden Pagoda of Menglian and Mengwai Nayun Chieftain Summer Resort, serves as a scenic area for tourism integrating the landscape scenery, religious culture and folk customs.