The scenic spots featured by Buddhist temples, folk custom and tropical rain forest in Xishuangbanna scatter in many places. The prefecture is nicknamed Aerial Garden for its luxuriant and multi – layered primitive woods and tropical rain forests, which are teeming with animals and plants. Tourists can not only feel strong ethnic flavor but also appreciate beautiful tropical scenery here.

Highlights of Xishuangbanna

  • Tropical Rain Forest: Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in China, enjoying the fame of ‘Heart of Green Gem’.
  • Hinayana Buddhist Culture: Bright and magnificent Hinayana Buddhist temples are common to be seem in Xishuangbanna, such as Mengle Buddhist Pagodas and Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda.
  • Water Splashing Festival: Every year on 14th to 16th of April (24th to 26th day of the sixth month of the Dai calendar), Water Splashing Festival is a grand carnival for local people and attracts numerous tourists home and abroad to join as well.

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Xishuangbanna Attractions

Xishuangbanna is a great place for a close encounter with the Dai Minority, including learning about their customs, unique architectural style, food, costumes, and festivals. The most of Xishuangbanna's attractions is that travelers can see various types of tropical plants, and may even come across an elephant in Wild Elephant Valley. You can also visit temples and explore the tropical rainforest. Besides, you may enjoy Water Sprinkle Festival that is a big day for Xishuangbanna people and you can share much [...]

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Xishuangbanna Tours

Xishuangbanna Shares 996km boundary with Burma and Laos, 550 km south of Kunming, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is a very attractive destination for tourists as well as important gateway to Southeast Asia. It is regarded as the Kingdom of Animal and Plant, with lush tropical forest containing varied wild lives. Many of them are rare. Xishuangbanna is the home to Dai nationality that holds rich folk customs, such as, Dai minority dance, water-splashing festival, etc. The food of Dai is recommended [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Xishuangbanna , China Climate & When to Go

There are only two seasons here, hot and dry(dry season is from Oct. to the next Feb.) , and hot and humid(rainy season is from March to Septemb.The rainfall focus from July to Aug.The scaned rain usually is not for whole day, only 2 or 3 hours in a day. After rain, it is possible cloudy and sunny), people for generations have never seen snow. [...]

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Transportation, Xishuangbanna , China Transportation

Xishuangbanna is located at the ultmost southeast part of China . It is not only the major passageway and base to Southeast Asia and south Asia, but a window of Yunnan province opened to the world.Xishangbanna Region covers an area of 19,124.5 square kilometers with an population of 840,000 including Dai, Hani, Lahu, Blang, Jinuo and nine other ethnic groups. Xishuangbanna has jurisdiction over Jinghong, Menghai, Mengla and 11 state-runned farms. Its boundary line reaches 966.29 kilometers, 677.8 kilometers with [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Xishuangbanan is a place where multi-ethnic groups inhabit. The main minorities are Dai, Yao, Hui, Yi, Miao, Zhuang. Different nationalities create different culture. Therefore, there are diverse festivals in Xishuangbanna. The main festivals celebrated by different ethnic minorities are The Water Splashing Festival, The Door-closing and Door-opening Festivals of Dai Ethnic Minority, Gatangpa Festival of Aini Ethnic People, Temaoke Festival of Jinuo Ethnic Minority,The Spring Festival of Lahu Ethnic Minority and Huajie Festival. The Water Splashing Festival In Xishuangbanna, in the south [...]

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Travel Tips

The best time to Visit Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna weather is featured by 'hot'. The annual average temperature is 21.9℃. November to next May is dry season with cool weather so that it is the hot tourism season. Especially in April, the Water Splashing Festival attracts numerous tourists to visit and join in the cheerful activity. Every June to October is the rainy season of Xishuangbanna. The weather is wet and hot but abundant fruits can be tasted in this time. What’ more, [...]

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Useful Maps

Xishuangbanna is the southernmost prefecture of Yunnan Province with the city of Jinghong and the counties of Menghai and Mengla under its jurisdiction. Of Xishuangbannas 19,184.45 square kilometres of territory, tourist and scenic resorts make up 1,202.13 square kilometres, and nature reserves occupy a total of 2,064.6 square kilometres. You can check our detailed maps-map of Xishuangbanna city, map of Xishuangbanna attractions, map of Xishuangbanna tour routes, map of Xishuangbanna transportation, map of Xishuangbanna location, map ofWild Elephant Valley. [...]

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Xishuangbanna Accommodation

As a hot tourist city, Xishuangbanna is ready to offer you various great hotels with well-appointed rooms and superior service. According to the different destination in the itinerary in Xishuangbanna. we carefully selected the following mostly recommended hotels for their good location and best valued price, including Yunshuixingji Hotel, Boenlizi boutique hotel, Xishuangbanna Yulinzhiyue Vacation Hotel and some other hotels from luxury class to economy class for your reference. Check the following information of the hotels and find the best one [...]

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