Xishuang Banna

 

Xishuang Banna 3 days 2 nights $ 169/person

 

Day 01  Airport pickup.  Accommodation: Daiyuan hotel

Day 02  Accommodation: Daiyuan hotel

Day 03  Airport drop

 

Scenic spots: (Tickets and transportation provided)

::Scenic Water splashing Festival

 

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The Water Splashing Festival is held by the Dai Nationality in the sixth month of the Dai calendar (in the middle of April) is the grandest ceremonial occasion for the Dai, the De'ang and the Achang nationalities who believe in Theravada Buddhism. It is also known as the Festival for bathing Lord Buddha. The festival is related to the Buddhist legend of dragon sprinkling fragrant showers on Lord Buddha at his birth. The Buddhist legend has gradually been mingled with the customs of the Dai people since their conversion to Buddhism.

::Scenic Manting Park

 

 

 

 

 

::Scenic Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun

 

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It is called the " Green Gem on the Crown of the Kingdom of Plants " and is the first embryo of the " Biological Society of Multi-levels and Multi-varieties ". The garden was established in 1959 under the leadership of the late famous botanist Cai Xitao. In the garden's area of 860 ha. , thousands upon thousands of varieties of tropical and subtropical plants from home and abroad are growing there. Visitors can admire many precious plant varieties here, such as the dragon tree, the mayten wood,the poisonous up as-tree, the cement wall like big root, the thirst relieving " carrying pole vine " and the " strelitziaceae ", the " clock flower " opening and closing along with the sunrise and sunset, the " dancing grass " in response to sounds, the " king lotus " able to hold a sitting child, and the " miracle fruit " able to turn sour to sweet, etc..

::Scenic Ganlan (Oliver) Sandbar in Manghan 

 

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Ganlan (Oliver) Sandbar Known in the language of the Dai people as Menghan, the Ganlan Sandbar on the Lancang Rivers a world-famous " peacock tail ", meaning the most beautiful part of Xishuangbanna. " No trip to Xishuangbanna is complete without a visit to Ganlan Sandbar ". as the popular saying goes.

Situated at the end of a 37-kilometers trip down the Lancang River from Jinghong, and covering an area of 50 square kilometers at an altitude of 530 metres (the lowest point of Xishuangbanna), the Ganlan Sandbar derives its name from the fact that its forever clothed in greenery and that it takes the shape of an olive. A total of 64 Dai-inhabited villages are found on the sandbar, and bamboo abodes gleam in the verdure of coconut trees, with water flowing past them all the year round, and flowers in full bloom in all four seasons. Thus the phrase " Bamboo pavilions under coconut trees ". becomes synonymous to the Dai people's dwellings. The Ganlan Sandbar, its tropical landscape looking sylvan in the ethnic Dai tradition, evinces an air of classic sanctity and natural repose.

 

::Scenic Buddha Temple, Flower Garden and Dai minority village

 

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