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Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is an autonomous prefecture in Yunnan Province, China. The capital city of Xishuangbanna is Jinghong. More than half of the population here belongs to the Dais. Xishuangbanna enjoys an international fame for its rich and diverse scenic beauty, attracting tourists from both at home and abroad year after year.

Location and topography of Xishuangbanna

located in the south of China's Yunnan Province, Xihuangbanna lies south of the tropic of cancer, and is traversed by the Lancang River. Covering an area of 19,700 sq. km, Xishuangbanna is mountainous and the entire topography tilts from north to south.

Climate in Xishuangbanna

Due to its topography, Xishuangbanna has both maritime and continental climate features with an annual average temperature of about 69.8ºF (21ºC). There are only two seasons here :the dry season and the moist season.

Transportation in Xishuangbanna

By Air

Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport is about 3.7 miles (6 km) south of Jinghong City. Airlines to domestic cities like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chengdu, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin are available. It also operates international flights to  Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Vientiane and Lang Prabang.

By Bus

There are three long-distance bus stations in the capital Jinghong: Jinghong South Long Distance Bus Station, Jinghong North Long Distance Bus Station, and Jinghong Long Distance Bus Station. There are runs to Kunming, Dali, Nanning, etc. It also offers buses to Thailand, Burma and Laos.

By Water

Ports here connect Xishuangbanna with countries like Burma, Laos, etc. By the way of the Lancangjiang River and the Mekong River visitors can reach Jinghong by boat from all the countries in Southeast Asia.

Travel & Sightseeing in Xishuangbanna

Praised as "Kingdom of Plants" and "A Green Gem in the Imperial Botanical Crown", Xishuangbanna is endowed with fascinating rain forests, tropical plants, and rare wildlife. Xishuangbanna boasts abundant and marvelous attractions for visitors, such as the Wild Elephant Valley (where visitors can get a glimpse of lovely wild elephants enjoying their lives in dense forests), Manfeilong Buddhist Pagodas (also named the White Pagodas which is a charming Buddhist architecture group of nine pagodas), the Single-Tree Forest (a nine hundred year old banyan which covers an area of 120 sq. km with over thirty stand roots), the Octagonal Pavilion (a mark of the Dai minority architecture in ancient Xishuangbanna), Tropical Plants Research Institute (a beautiful garden of 3,000 different types of plants) and Madian Waterfall, and so on. Moreover, the famous Water-Sprinkling Festival is full of fun. It is the most important festival of the year in Xishuangbanna when Dai people sprinkle the water onto others to express their best wishes. Given its natural beauty and charming minority cultures, it is not surprising that Xishuangbanna has become a more and more popular tourist destination.

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