|Day 01||Arrival In Jinghong Xishuangbanna
Arrive in Jinghong, capital of Xishuangbanna autonomous prefecture of the Yunnan Province, your tour guide will pick up you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel.
Xishuangbanna: Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is located at the south end of Yunnan Province. The prefecture has rich plants and animals since it has the northernmost tropical rain forest in the world. This area is populated by the ethnic Dai People. The Water-sprinkling Festival is New Year¡¯s Day for the Dai, and is the most important and grandest festival of the year. It lasts three days from 13th to 15th, April (the sixth month of the Dai Calendar). Dai people dip branches into the river and sprinkle the water onto others as a way to express their best wishes. The must-see attractions in Xishuangbanna are Ganlanba village, the tropical botanical garden at Menglun, Wild Elephant Valley, the Octagonal Pavilion in Jingzhen, Manbang reservoir and the site of the King of Tea Trees.
|Day 02||Xishuangbanna (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, have a sightseeing tour to the Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion which is a traditional Dai minority architecture. After that, travel to the Wild Elephant Valley in Sanchahe Nature Reserve to get close touch with the lovely elephant. Drive back to your hotel.
Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion: One of the best examples of Dai style architecture. The pavilion is 21m high and 10m in diameter at the bottom, it was first built in 1701 as a place of Buddhist worship.
|Day 03||Xishuangbanna – Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, tour to the Arboretum of Tropical Plants – the largest tropical botanical garden in China. After lunch, drive to have a close touch with the Dai minority in Ganlanba Dai Minority Park – a unique ecological village with five hamlets connected like a pearl necklace. Be transferred to the airport to your next destination.
Arboretum of Tropical Plants: With a history of more than 40 years, the arboretum occupies an area of 933 hectares and has more than 6000 species of tropical plants. Here plants of every description grow luxuriantly in a picturesque surrounding, and myriads of tropical plants vie with each other in splendour. It is a place highly favoured by botanists and people who have a fancy for plants.
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