Jinghong Travel Attractions
a bright pearl on the southeastern border of China, Jinghong attracts
tens of thousands of tourists both from home and abroad every year
with its rich ethnic folklore, beautiful mythical tales, ancient
Hinayana Buddhism and tropical scenery. It was recognized as an
Excellent Chinese Tourism City in 1999 by the Chinese government.
The nearest scenic spot around Jinghong
City is Monkey Hill, which is the largest rhesus monkey
farm in Asia, and the Xishuangbanna Primitive Forest
Park, a large ecological scenic area. In the park, visitors
can enjoy both the unique primal forest scenery and
the colorful ethnic folklore of Yunnan. Near to the
park, you can find the Tropical Plant Research Institute.
The institute plants over 1,000 plants with economical
or medicinal value.
Dai Garden (a village of the Dai ethnic
group), the First Ecological Village of China, is located
in Menghan Town, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) away
from Jinghong. It is made up of five natural villages
of the Dai people--Manjiang, Manchunman, Manting, Manzha
and Manga. In the Dai Garden there are Buddhist pagodas,
traditional bamboo buildings of the Dai people, coconut
palms, areca palms, mango trees, jack trees, a princess
well, and a mother-son island.
Octagonal Pavilion, situated on a hill in Jingzhen Village, in Menghai
County, represents the superb craftsmanship of the Dai Minority
in both construction and decoration.
About 50 kilometers (31 miles) away
from Jinghong City is the Wild Elephant Valley, a typical
tropical rain forest. It is the only place in Xishuangbanna
where visitors can observe elephants. Besides the elephants,
visitors can also find wild buffalo, green peafowls,
rhesus monkeys and other rare animals.
Beyond the Wild Elephant Valley is
the Manfeilong Pagoda which is about 70 kilometers (43
miles) away from Jinghong. Nine Buddhist pagodas rise
from the top of the mountain behind Manfeilong Village.
The main pagoda stands in the middle surrounded by other
eight, which are in an octagonal array.
Farthest away from Jinghong is the
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the CAS (Chinese
Academy of Sciences) which is located about 96 kilometers
(60 miles) away. It is the largest botanical garden
in China and contains nearly ten thousand different
species of tropical plants.
you return to Jinghong City, the Chunhua Park, ¡®the garden
of soul' is a must for visitors. The most famous scenic spot there
is the Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers Garden which is a combination
of scientific research, sightseeing and holiday making. And also,
you can go to the Manting Park. It is the oldest park in Jinghong
City, with a history of more than 1,300 years. In medieval times,
it was the place where feudal leaders went to relax and enjoy themselves.
Moreover, the Xishuangbanna
Nationality Culture Park located on the bank of the
Liusha River near Jinghong City is highly-recommended.
It is a tropical garden and a showcase of regional folkways.