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Overview – Giant Golden Pagoda and Night Market
The Giant Golden Pagoda is located in Gaozhuang, Jinghong City, the construction started in November 2009, and it was finished in November 2013. The Pagoda is 66.6 meters high, meaning that one river (Mekong River) connects six countries (China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam). and is one of the nine towers in Gaozhuang Xishuangjing (meaning “nine towers and twelve cities”). The whole pagoda area covers five acres and consists of a pagoda, Buddha’s foot stone, and a wishing platform. There are four small pagodas in each corner, which represent the four areas, Myanmar, Chiang Rai in Thailand, Luang Prabang in Laos, and Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Gaozhuang Night Market is located just behind the Giant Golden Pagoda. Thanks to the mild climate of Xishuangbanna, the night market is open every day. It is not only a night market for local cuisines but also a great place for tourists to buy souvenirs, including locals products, as well as products of countries along the Mekong River, such as Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.
Recently there is a new floating market open to the tourists.