Xishuangbanna is the southernmost prefecture of
Yunnan province, with an average temperature of 21
degrees Celsius all year round. Known as the only
oasis on the same latitude of the world,
Xishuangbanna boasts mysterious rainforest, wild
animals, tropical fruits, and also ancient customs.
on the flank of Buddhist Thailand and Myanmar,
religion has a deep influence on local residents in
Xishuangbanna. Temples, pagodas with notable
Southeast Asian architectural styles are spread over
There are more than 500 Buddhist temples and 200
Buddhist pagodas in Xishuangbanna, among which,
Manfeilong Baita Pagoda is a star attraction.
Located on top of the mountain in Jinghong City, it
comprises 9 white pagodas in varied sizes. Every
Water Splash Festival, local people gather in front
of Manfeilong Baita and celebrate the Dai ethnic
minority New Year.
For a glimpse of authentic Xishuangbanna you can
savor delicacies while enjoying the night scenery at
Lancangjiang River. Citronella, or Xiangmaocao
grilled fish is strongly recommended.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden offers tens of
thousands of tropical plants. The bizarre shape and
form of these species may well be a big eye opener.
Ganlanba, which literally refers to royal garden, is
the soul of Xishuangbanna. Hundreds of Dai people
settle here. Trees bearing coconut, areca, mango and
jackfruit decorate the ethnic village, while typical
Myanmar pagodas and traditional Dai bamboo buildings
are tucked inside the jungle. Besides, the frescos
also make these temples worth visiting.
Mengyuan Fairy Land
Located in Mengla county of Xishuangbanna, Mengyuan
Fairy Land is a fantastic tropical rainforest cave.
The cave maintains a temperature of 21 degree
Celsius so it is regarded as a fairy land blessed
with an eternal spring.
Situated inside Xishuangbanna Forest Park, the hotel
offers guests a unique opportunity to meet thousands
of peacocks living in the Park.
Grill fish, roast chicken, grilled eggplant, grilled
leek, rice stuffed in bamboo, and many more.
By air: fly to Kunming, and then take another plane
to Jinghong airport in Xishuangbanna. The connecting
trip takes 45 minutes.
Travel at Xishuangbanna: It costs 5 Yuan to take a
taxi in the city, 20 Yuan for the trip to and from
Temperature: 13 to 28 degrees Celsius. Jackets are
needed when the temperature drops in the morning and