Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Xishuangbanna region

The region of Xishuangbanna in the south of Yunnan province. It borders Laos and Myanmar (Burma), which is why the region is also known as those where China meets Southeast Asia. This region is full of tropical characteristics that are found everywhere in the flora and fauna. The region is also the entrance to the jungle, where you can find temples and traditional villages. The area is inhabited by small minority peoples who live by the "modern world" isolated.

If you want to explore this region, please protect yourself with an anti-mosquito ointment, and make sure you have enough water and food down. You can hire guides for not more than 200 yuan for a day, and gets to have included food and accommodation in traditional house of a local family.

Jinghong can be described as the center of this region. Right through Jinghong flows the famous Lancang River, which is also known as the Mekong.
Redal Zuowu Yanjiusuo

This is the Research Institute, dedicated to the flora of this region. In this institute is to be derived of the 1000 issued Blumenspezien a good overview of the diversity of nature in this region.

Manting Gong Yuan

This is located on the southern border of the city Manting Park, which is a very exotic park, which will seem perhaps as something of a "rain forest in miniature. Here you can lie on the grass and just relax. There is also an aviary with hundreds of peacocks. The park also houses the Manting Temple and several other Buddhist temples. One or the other Buddhist, dressed in orange robes, is here perhaps come to you, and look forward to your stay in the park. In this region, temples and pagodas were instead to the Chinese construction, built in Thai style, which makes it all the more beautiful, especially when the sun is shining on the golden roofs.

If you want to enter one of the temple, do not forget to take off your shoes.

To Jinghong around

If you want to explore the area around Jinghong best around, you should walk down the adventurous paths leading into the jungle. By bicycle or bus, you can discover villages and other targets that will lead the authenticity of this region in mind.

Some of the villages are located on the borders of Laos and Burma, meaning that you must hold a valid visa for these countries is to cross the borders.

Mei Mei Café can provide you with both information, and provide assistance if you should need a leader or a bus ticket for a Suburban.
Menghan (Galanba)

By bike you can reach the city of Menghan within 3 hours, which also allows you to cross the Mekong river by ferry. Menghan located in the south of the Mekong river.

Menghan Chuman Dafosi

He is also known as the Temple Galanba. The temple was originally built in 583, but later seriously damaged during the Cultural Revolution. In 1997 the temple was recently restored. Within this traditional Dai-building you will find a large Buddha statue which is surrounded by several smaller ones. Outside the temple is a golden stupa.
Other attractions near Jinghong:

• Daizu Yuan: Gardens of the Dai minority people
• Mengla: Area of the Yao villages
• Damenglong: village, 69 kms from Jinhong
• Menghai, Menghun en Xiding: villages, located west of Jinhong
• Sancha River Nature Reserve

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