Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is located in the south of Yunnan Province. It is famous for its tropical climate, biodiversity, rain forest and Buddhism. It has always been a very popular tourist destination ever since. Book a Local Tour

Specialty in Xishuangbanna

Water-splashing Festival
Water-splashing Festival is the traditional festival of Dai minority, which is celebrated in April every year. It lasts three days from April 13th to 15th. The sprinkling Festival is the new year of Dai minority. During the Water-Splashing Festival, Dai people sprinkle water to each other to celebrate the New Year. Going to Xishuangbanna for the Water-splashing Festival has been an attractive tourism activity.There are many legends about the Water-sprinkling Festival.

Buddhism atmosphere
Most people in Xishuangbanna believe in Buddhism. There are Buddhist temples and pagodas in almost every village. It is said that there are over 550 temples and 150 pagodas in Xishuangbanna.

Primitive singing and dancing
People living here are all good at singing and dancing. There are variety kinds of dances, such as Peacock Dance, Drum Dance, Bamboo Dance and etc. Each of the dances has specific features of its own.

Attractions in Xishuangbanna

Wild Elephant Valley

Wild Elephant Valley is located in the north edge of Mengyang Natural Reserve. The scenic area covers an area of nearly 10 thousand square kilometers. There are animal watchng area, forest adventure area, butterfly farm and etc. The landscape of
tropical rain forest is rarely seen in China. There is a 4000-meter walkway reaching through the rain forest, which is place for tourists to get close to nature.

wild elephant valley

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is the biggest botanical garden in China. Local people also call it Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden. The botanical garden was built on the islet called Hulu Islet. There are a lot of tropical plants and flowers in the garden.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

More attractions

Getting Xishuangbanna and Away

There is no train available in Xishuangbanna. Therefore, taking a plane is the major means to get to Xishuangbanna. Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport is located in the southwest of Jinghong City. Jinghong is the capital city of Xishaungbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. Tourists who would like to travel in Xishuangbanna usually arrive at Jinghong first. For now, there are 16 domestic airlines and 2 international airlines available. Book a Flight Ticket

Long-distance bus
There are long-distance buses available between Kunming and Xishuangbanna everyday. It takes about 6~8 hours single trip. Ticket fare is about CNY200.

Local transportation
Jinghong is not a big city. The initial fare is CNY5 and CNY7 in the night.

Public bus
Buses are available for most of the attractions in Jinghong.


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