Xishuangbanna has 10 locations, 8 of which are free to visit with a ticket. The prefecture is located in the south of Yunnan Province, where there are lush forests, a pleasant climate, rich ethnic customs, a strong Buddhist atmosphere, and rich tourism resources. There are only 19 large scenic spots and more than 800 scenic spots.
So what are the most worthwhile attractions to visit? Well, the following 10 scenic spots cover the landscape and cultural essence of Xishuangbanna, and 8 of them do not require tickets. Have you been to them all?
1. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is the only 5A-level scenic spot in Xishuangbanna. There are 250 hectares of primitive tropical rainforest and more than 13,000 kinds of rare plants.
The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is divided into east and west areas. There are more than 20 “exotic flower gardens” in the western area.
Some flowers change colors, clock flowers that bloom on time; and some are dancing plants that vibrate with music. They are suitable for taking pictures, and the most popular one is Palm Garden.
The eastern area is a primitive tropical rainforest area, where hopeful sky trees are reaching into the sky, as well as strangulated banyan trees and big roots, etc. It is a dense primeval forest scene, suitable for hiking.
- Landmark: Menglun Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Prefecture
- Tickets: 75 yuan (Ctrip)
Transportation: There is a direct shuttle bus at Jinghong Bus Station, and there is also a designated bus stop near Gaozhuang. Because the park is large, it is recommended to take an electric car for sightseeing.
2. Manting Park
Manning Park was the royal garden of the Dai King’s history. It has a history of more than 1,300 years. There is much tropical vegetation here, and the temple buildings are resplendent and full of exotic customs. It is the oldest and most charming park in Xishuangbanna.
There are more than 500 well-preserved ancient iron sword trees in Manning Park. The park is full of hills, rivers, and tropical rainforests. “The three major themes are a place where taking pictures is particularly easy to produce blockbusters.
The park is not big, you don’t need to take a battery car, you can go shopping in an hour, free parking in the park parking lot, convenient booking on Ctrip. Read More:- During election season, Georgia voters once again get the last day in 2023
- Landmark: No. 35 Manting Road, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna
- Tickets: 40 yuan (Ctrip)
3. Xishuangbanna Zongfo Temple
The Xishuangbanna Zongfo Temple was first built in 615 AD and has a history of more than 1,300 years. The Zongfo Temple was established as the highest-level Buddhist temple in Xishuangbanna 700 years ago. And the place where the chieftains of Meng took the oath.
Xishuangbanna Zongfo Temple is majestic and resplendent in architecture. The architectural style and religious atmosphere are refreshing. Different buildings, different offerings, and different feelings give you a feeling of being in Southeast Asia. It is full of exotic customs and makes people feel refreshed. linger.
The temple covers an area of about 3,000 square meters. It looks like a large beautiful garden with lush green grass. Many people come to worship Buddha. It is very close to Manning Park. When you come out of Manning Park, you can visit the Zongfo Temple.
- Landmark: Baji Road, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture
- Tickets: free
4. Dajinta Temple in Jinghong City
The Jinghong Shwedagon Pagoda Temple is one of the most important temples in Xishuangbanna. The architectural layout adopts the form of a pagoda forest, with a large hollow tower in the middle and four solid small towers. The main tower is 66.6 meters high. The tower body adopts a quadrilateral structure, and the four orientations represent China. , Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
Each corner of the Shwedagon Pagoda also has a mount with a human face and an animal body, and Zhou Buddha is enshrined around the central pillar for tourists to pray for blessings. It is one of the landmark buildings in Xishuangbanna.
On the square in front of the Shwedagon Pagoda Temple is the famous Gaozhuang Xishuangjing Night Market. After nightfall, the Shwedagon Pagoda under the bright lights is magnificent and dreamy. Beauties from all over the country are wearing Dai costumes, with the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Starlight Night Market in the background. Taking travel commemorative photos has become a beautiful local tradition.
- Landmark: Jinghong City Gaozhuang West Shuangjing
- Tickets: free
5. Prajna Temple
The history of Jinghong Banruo Temple can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. Four Buddha relics are enshrined at the bottom of the pagoda. It has been rebuilt many times. Today’s Buddhist temple was rebuilt based on the original temple in 2014. On the top, overlooking the scenery of the whole city.
Banruo Temple has changed from the previous temple image with red walls and green tiles. The silver pagoda is silver and white. It is worth noting that religious customs must be respected in temples. It is not allowed to take photos here, and do not wear revealing clothes. When entering a Buddhist temple, you must take off your shoes, and you cannot wear hats or sunglasses to take pictures.
- Landmark: Manzhen Village, Jinghong City, halfway up the mountain behind Jinghong Minority Middle School.
- Tickets: Free
Transportation: The traffic around the temple is not very convenient. You can take the No. 2 bus and get off at the terminus of Manyin Village Station, then walk about 2 kilometers to get there. Read More:- Big Ear Tutu “ear-moving magic skill” is actually an atavistic phenomenon 6 million years ago
6. Tell Zhuangxi Shuangjing
Gaozhuang, the full name “Gaozhuang Xishuangjing,” built in 2009, is a “city within a city” built in Xishuangbanna to reproduce the ancient Jinghong scenery, with an investment of tens of billions and ten years, because of fashion. It is magical and has become a new landmark of Jinghong, and it is the hottest travel destination in Xishuangbanna.
Gaozhuang Xishuangjing has attractive buildings, a lively night market, delicious food, beauties, and beautiful scenery from all over the world. There are 550 special restaurants and resort hotels, Dai-style elegant residences, and Southeast Asian-style post stations. From architecture to gardens, distinctive features, and diverse images, finely crafted everywhere, exude an exotic style.
The Starlight Night Market in Gaozhuang is the largest in the world, with all kinds of delicacies, fruits, clothing, jewelry, and cultural entertainment. Tourists and sojourners who come to Banna will visit here to enjoy the cool river breeze and eat Dai food. The romantic trip to Xishuangbanna begins.
- Address: No. 2 Xuanwei Avenue, Jinghong City
- Tickets: free
7. Dai Township Water City
Dai Township Water City is located in the center of Jinghong. It is a water city built with a local investment of more than 200 million yuan. It integrates streams, lake islands, rainforests, wetlands, and waterfronts. “Listen to the park.”
There are many tropical plants and trees unique to Xishuangbanna planted on both sides of the river in Shuicheng, Dai Township. The river is clear, and the trees are shady. Walking slowly along the plank road, the spring breeze is blowing and the cool breeze is blowing, which makes people feel refreshed. In addition to leisure and fitness, you can also feel the strong Dai culture.
- Landmark: No. 34 Mengla Road, Jinghong City
- Tickets: free
- Transportation: You can take the Jinghong No. 6 bus to Daixiang Shuicheng Station
8. Jinghong Music Fountain
Many cities in China have musical fountains, and everyone is used to them, but the most shocking and charming is the musical fountain in Jinghong, which is a beautiful landscape in Xishuangbanna.
Jinghong Music Fountain is located on the south bank of the Lancang River, near Dragon Boat Square. The fountain is 160 meters long and 25 meters wide. It is also like a peacock spreading its tail, constantly changing its dancing posture.
The reason why the Jinghong Music Fountain is shocking is that there is the dreamy Gaozhuang West Scenery in the background. Whenever night falls, the lights of Gaozhuang are bright, and the music fountain is beautiful against the bright night sky of Gaozhuang. linger.
- Landmark: In front of Century Jinyuan Hotel in Jinghong City, beside the Lancang River under Dragon Boat Square.
- Tickets: free
- Time: Play once every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 pm, and once at 8:30 and 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
9. Mengle Palace Ruins
The site is located at the confluence of the Lancang River and the Liusha River. It was named Yunpa Scandium in ancient times. It is surrounded by water on three sides and backed by green hills. The palace was built in the 12th century A.D., and it was the seat of the Dai Palace of Zhao Pianling, the supreme ruler of Xishuangbanna in the past. Read More:- Bao Xishun, China’s first giant, risked giving birth despite the doctor’s advice. How tall was his son? 2022
There are two pagodas, Tazhuang Dong and Tazhuang Mu, and three ancient ruins at Mengle Holy Spring.
The two pagodas were built around 388 A.D. and have a history of more than 1,600 years. The Mengle Holy Spring is as clear as a mirror all year round. According to legend, it has the effects of improving eyesight and curing diseases. Every year, a large number of local and Southeast Asian Dai Buddhist believers come here to worship.
This is a small and hidden tourist destination, with criss-cross ancient trenches, unique architectural style, no crowded tourists, and a place with historical stories. The terrain here is high and you can overlook the beautiful scenery of the Lancang River. Gaozhuang is on the other side of the river. It feels like you are in the world in an instant. This is also one of the best places to watch the sunset.
- Landmark: On the eastern outskirts of Jinghong City, on the Monkey Mountain at the confluence of Lancang River and Liusha River.
- Tickets: free
10. Mahona Ancient Village
Although Manhena Ancient Village is not located between mountains and rivers, it is only one road away from the bustling urban area of Jinghong, but it is one of the well-preserved ethnic minority cultural villages on the southwestern border of China. Read More With 10 sex chromosomes and a mixture of 3 types of biological characteristics
The village has a history dating back hundreds of years. A road less than one kilometer long runs through the whole village. On both sides of the road are the uniquely shaped houses of the Dai people on stilts. In the picture, there are ancient wells and ancient temples, as well as traditional Dai silver and pottery products, and everywhere you go, it is filled with the atmosphere of human fireworks.
- Landmark: Gajiu Town, Jinghong City
- Tickets: free
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