Practical Information about Xishuangbanna Scenic Area

Beautiful Xishuangbanna always has countless reasons to attract people to visit. Here, there is authentic minority ethnic flavor, there is the annual Water-Splashing Festival, there are fresh and affordable tropical fruits, there are rare tropical rainforest plants, and there are various animal spirits... Don't miss out on Xishuangbanna during your Yunnan trip~

Dai Ethnic Garden

The Dai Village in Olive Dam Farm is the most famous water-splashing holy place in Xishuangbanna. The water-splashing festival held here every afternoon is called the Eastern Carnival. Of course, there are also the humanistic scenery of the millennium Dai village and authentic Dai cuisine, but compared to Manzhang Village, the commercial flavor here is very strong.

Chinese Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden

It is the only 5A-level scenic spot in Xishuangbanna, and it is truly a must-visit scenic spot. Here, there is the largest area in China, the most abundant collection of species, and the most diverse botanical garden, which will make people amazed at the magic and charm of nature.

Wild Elephant Valley

The only habitat for Asian elephants in the country, it has become the only park where you can get up close and personal with Asian elephants. The highlight of the entire park is the fun performances at the elephant school, including flag-raising ceremonies, playing football, hula hooping, dart throwing, beauty pageants, and more. It's absolutely adorable! Of course, the affiliated small scenic areas, such as the Bird Park and Butterfly Park, are also worth a visit.

Original Forest Park

In the south of the Tropic of Cancer, there are the best-preserved tropical valley rainforests. The distribution of the scenic spots is as follows: Jinhu (peacock flying), Jiulong Feipu (ethnic musical instrument performance), Ainis village (bamboo pole dance interaction), large-scale ethnic style performance venue (ethnic song and dance performance and water splashing activities). However, the most worthy and core part of the entire scenic area is the last point - hiking in the tropical valley rainforest.

Wangtian Tree

The core of Xishuangbanna tropical rainforest, the most attractive part of the scenic spot is the skywalk. With the help of the trunks of dozens of tall trees, a 34-meter-high suspended bridge is built, which allows visitors to overlook the entire tropical rainforest from the air.


It can't separate people's feelings, can't open people's hearts. From the 'Dao Long' in the Yuan Dynasty, to the 'Banna Jingluo' in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, to the present Daluo Town, different ethnic groups are gathered at this crossing, engaging in commodity trading activities. The Sino-Burmese boundary marker is inserted at the edge of Manbang's stockade, and the large banyan trees around the stockade are lush, especially the unique large banyan tree, which is truly amazing.

Wanda Theme Park

In the background of the original tropical rainforest, two major theme parks, 'Land Paradise' and 'Water Paradise', are created. Land Paradise offers thrilling water roller coasters, carousels, Dai Thai style float parades, and fantasy ice music shows; while Water Paradise provides various exciting and creative water entertainment options to take you into a cool water world.

Total Buddhist temple

The General Temple of Xishuangbanna is the center for Buddhist worshipers in Xishuangbanna, and it is also the highest-ranking temple in Xishuangbanna. The architecture of the General Temple is grand and magnificent, with exquisite carvings on the beams and pillars. The main buildings include the Weihan Hall and the Buddhist College teaching building.

Manzhang Village

If you want to find a traditional village to visit in Xishuangbanna, then it must be Manzhang Village. Unlike all the villages built for tourism, it still maintains bamboo houses supported by wooden pillars, tiles that are changed every year, and garden plants that appear delicate and charming without deliberate cultivation.
Manting Park is the oldest park in Xishuangbanna, a natural village-style park, locally known as 'Chunhuan Park', meaning the garden of the soul. The park has eight areas including the ethnic cultural square, woody plant area, tropical orchid garden, peacock garden, Buddhist cultural area, and tree planting memorial area. In addition, the evening art performance 'Lancang River • Mekong River Night' and bonfire party are the highlights of the park, which are worth seeing.

Dayi Manor

The famous Pu'er tea is actually mainly produced in Xishuangbanna, so there is the title of the first county of Pu'er tea - Menghai County. If you want to have a comprehensive experience of Pu'er tea, then the Dayi Manor is a good choice. It was originally a tea research institution, but now it has incorporated elements of tea sightseeing experience. You can take a horse-drawn carriage into the tea garden, carry a basket on your back to experience the life of a tea picker, and then hand-press your own Pu'er tea cake. You can also taste Pu'er tea and eat tea meals. If you stay in the manor, you can also participate in the free bonfire party held in the evening!