how to get there?

Reach Mangshi, Dehong by airplane

There are several domestic flights to Dehong Mangshi(LUM) airport from Kunming, but also from other Chinese cities that include Beijing, Diqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Xi'an. Taking a domestic flight is obviously the fastest way to get to Mangshi. 

By bus

We will organise an event bus from Kunming to Mangshi on Friday: the cost per person is 300 RMB and it takes 10-12 hours.This is a long but scenic trip and almost entirely on highway. If you have time on your hands and you can arrive in Kunming by Thursday night, this could be a relaxing option for you. Close to Kunming airport are several small, convenient and very cheap hotels as well to stay the night before taking our bus on Friday morning. 

How to leave Lijiang

By plane

Lijiang Sanyi Airport has flights to the major cities in China. You can take the airport shuttle bus at the civil aviation building at the opposite of Guanfang Hotel. A regular taxi to Lijiang airport will set you back approx 100 RMB. 

By train

You can take a taxi to Lijiang Railway Station. This is a new and easy option as of 2018.  First you take a train to Dali, but from there you can take a high-speed train to Kunming and arrive in just about 3 hours from there. 

If you somehow need to leave on Saturday, we can recommend this Lijiang - Dali - Kunming route: 

Lijiang - Dali     K9630 15:34-17:25   K9632 16:02-18:17    K9634 17:25-19:16

Dali - Kunming   D8716 19:06-21:15   D8724 19:31-21:41    D8728 19:54-21:52

But better is to leave on Sunday. Here's the Sunday train schedule;

Lijiang to Dali:

K9620  07:00   08:41

K9622  08:00   10:04

K9624  09:03   10:59

K9626  10:00   12:10

Dali to Kunming:

D8666   10:36   12:50

D3856   11:55  14:01

D8670   12:48  14:56

By bus

You can take the bus to Kunming and other cities of Yunnan.


Our event hotels are as follows below:


Mangshi Jiudian. Location: No. 1 Bodhi Street, Mangshi, Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture of Dehong, Yunnan Province (Near State Government)


Jing Cheng SPA Holiday Centre. Location: Middle Section of Ruili Avenue, Ruili City, Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture of Dehong, Yunnan Province (near Ruili River)


Jade Crown Jian Guo Hotel. Location: Near the North Second Ring, Tengchong City, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province (next to Wenxing Building)


Grand Bay View International Hotel. Location: Taianqiao South, New downtown, Xiaguan Town, Dali. Near Er Hai Park.


Guanfang Hotel. Location: South tip of Shangri-La Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang. Near Lijiang Municipal Square and Lijiang Old Town.

If you prefer to be independent, you can find hotels in all cities via major hotel websites such as and easily. Just type in the city name on those websites and select your preferred hotel. Please note that in Dali the start/finish is in the "new" city, not in the old town 18 km away. 

transfers between stages

All transfers between the stages are arranged by the event logistical services, if you booked the relevant package