The Skytree (Wangtianshu) Scenic Area is located in the core area of the tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna. It is called “the only oasis at 21°N on the Earth” and the only place in China to experience the rainforest from water, land, and air. The major attraction is the sky corridor, a 36-meter-high suspension bridge connecting dozens of tree trunks, where you can overlook the entire tropical rainforest from the air.
Famous for its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and diversity of plants, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is known as the best botanical garden in China. The garden occupies a huge area (11.25 km2), the visiting normally takes about 3-5 hours.
Wild Elephant Valley claims to be the only place in the world that offers visitors the chance to observe wild Asian elephants at close quarters safely. The whole valley is connected through sky plank trestle, pedestrian walkway, and tropical rain forest sightseeing rope-way.
The Giant Golden Pagoda and Gaozhuang Night Market are located in the city center, it is known as China’s best night market. For travelers, it is the best place to enjoy the local cusines and a great place for souvenirs.
Mengle Dafo Temple is famous for the tallest Buddha Statue in Asia. For travelers who like ancient temples, the Zongfo Temple in Manting Park and the Manchunman Buddhist Temple in Dai Minority Park are the best choices; as a newly rebuilt temple, the Dafo Temple serves more as a hiking place with panoramic views of the city.
Dai Minority Park is a scenic area composed of the five well-preserved Dai villages. The three major attractions in the parks are, the Dai Villages, to experience the Dai customs; the daily water-splashing show, to experience the water-splashing activity; the Manchunman Buddhist Temple, the oldest temple in the area.
Primeval Forest Park is a beautiful rainforest city park in Jinghong City, a major tourist attraction of the city, especially for family traveling with teenagers. The two major attractions in the parks are the Peacock Feeding Performance and the Zipline Canopy Adventure.
Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden is one of the major attractions of Jinghong City, the capital of Xishuangbanna. Compared with the Tropical Botanical Garden, it is a city park that focuses on plants with beautiful flowers, which makes it the best place in town for a leisure walk.
Manting Park used to be the ancient Royal Garden of Dai Kings, the oldest park in this area. As one of the major attractions in Xishuangbanna, it is a must-visit and the perfect place to learn about the culture and customs of the Dai People and the Theravada Buddhism.
Designed by the famous local architect Luo Xu, locals call him “Gaudi of Yunnan”, the Ant Workshop is a sister project of Dongfengyun Art Town. It was built from an abandoned brick factory, like a big maze built with hollow bricks, when walking inside, there is a feeling of time and space travel.