General

Tropical Rainforest  

There are two green lungs existing in the whole world;one in Amazon while another in Xishuangbanna. As the only oasis in the north tropical desert zone, it is a world wonder which possesses the most intact, typical and extensive tropical rainforest ecosystem in China and also a rare gene bank of animals and plants in the world. It has a forest coverage rate of 80% and the negative oxygen ions per cubic centimeter reaches 30000 which is 100 times of Beijing’s. With a long summer and no winter all year around, Xishuangbanna has been reputed to be not only the Kingdom of rare animals, plants and fruit, but also a tourist city with the largest number of class 5A tourist spots:the Original Forest Park, the Tropical Botanical Garden, Wild Elephant Valley, Dai Village, Olive dame, Wangtianshu Scenic Area and Jinuoshan Mountain, etc.

 

Xishuangbanna (Mmengbalanaxi in old Dai language which means an ideal and miraculous piece of land), is located in the south of the tropic of cancer, the humid tropics. It is famous for fabulous rainforest and ethnic culture. It also possesses the only natural reserve of rainforest in China. The warm and humid climate has not only fostered abundant rare plants like Wangtianshu, Knema furfuracea (红光树 in Chinese), Yunnan myristica fragrans(肉豆蔻in Chinese), From wood, poon and cephalotaxus fortune, but also many species of rare animals including Asia Elephant, hornbill, peacock and Black Crested Gibbon and so on.

Jingmai Mountain 

Jingmai Mountain is located in Huimin Town of Lancang Autonomous County,  the southwestern border area of Yunnan, China. With more than 10 primitive tea-planting villages widely distributed  in Jingmai and Mangjing,  Jingmai Mountain is famous for Pu’er tea and twenty-eight thousand mu of ancient tea plantation.  According to historical records, this area, mainly inhabited by 9 ethnic villages, has a 2000 years’ history of tea cultivation, settlement and development. Mangjing and Jingmai, as the origination of Pu’er tea, show us the most balanced relationship between people and nature. 牛干巴菌.jpg

Bulang Ethnic Minority 

Bulang, an ethnic minority with a long history, has its own language but no writing system.  Bulang language belongs to the palaungic branch of Mon–Khmer language damily and can be divided into Bulang and Awa dialect zones. Up to now, Bulang people has still preserved extremely abundant oral culture, costumes, singing, dancing and customs.

Religion

The Bulang,  traditionally associated with animism, ancestor worship, and Theravada Buddhism,  pays much attention to  rice, water, bees, beeswax, and the various local spirits that are associated with them. They hold annual sacrifices for a harvest, safe , lucky and prosperous year. 

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Costumes

The Bulang dress themselves in unique styles to show their own personalities. Preferring to the black, their costumes basicly use black and cyan. The women usually dress in jackets with black skirts. The men dressed in wide black trousers and jackets buttoned to the front. Often they would wear turbans of either white or black fabric.

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Tattoo 

Tattoo is inherited from their traditional ancestors and the men would have tattoos in the torso and the stomach. The figure and pattern of their tattoos are of all styles.

The houses of the Bulang

The houses of the Blang are made out of bamboo and usually consist of two floors. The first floor is designed as a warehouse for food and a stable for livestock animals, such as chickens, whereas the second is designed to house the family. The chimney is located in the center of the house.

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Day 1 Arrive in Jinghong( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Jinghong
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Arrive in Jinghong

Upon your arrival, your guide will meet you at arrival hall in the airport. Transfer to your hotel to check in and relax.

18:00—19:00: Welcoming special Dai food. Shalini (沙哩哩 in Chinese) says hello to you.

19:00—21:00: Free time to explore the beautiful scenery and southeast-style night market of Gaozhuangxishuangjing(name in Dai language means nine towers and twelve villages in Chinese), also known as small Chiangmai.

21:00—22:00: Back to hotel

Meals:Dinner( welcoming dinner)

Accommodation:Jinghong boutique theme hotel/inn

Day 2 Jinghong-Mengla-Wangtianshu-Nanlahe River( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jinghong-Mengla-Wangtianshu-Nanlahe River
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Jinghong--Wangtianshu--Hiking through the Rainforest--Nanla River

07:00—08:00: get up for breakfast and assembly in the hall

08:00—10:30: drive through the national nature reserve to Wangtianshu Scenic Area in Mengla County

10:30—12:00: treck through the Philip path about 3 hours to experience the mysterious  rainforest with some sightseeing of trees and birds and some collections of animals' and plants' specimen. The path in the rainforest, with enormous trees and sounding stream  alongside, is long and winding which make you truly feel the magic and beauty of natural. Wangtianshu is more than 80 meters in height and you can walk through the flexible and frightening air corridors which war hung in the air.

12:00—14:00: lunch at Avatar scenic spot(Dai food——glutinous rice);

14:00—14:30: transfer to Yequ ( 野趣 in Chinese which means have fun in the wild) Campsite in Nanla;

14:30—16:30: visit Manglongle village (曼龙勒in Chinese) of Dai people, visit their folk houses; look for tropical fruits such as dragonfruit, carabola, jackfruit, pawpaw, banana, bullock's-heart, tamarind fruit,  coconut and mango, etc;  play Gaosheng( a kind of firework usually played at the New Year of Dai people; visit traditional weaving and visit a Dai family.

16:30—19:00: have a short break and eat dinner(a self-help barbecue along the river)

19:00—21:00: study on the night habits of  animals and plants, have a free discuss about unfamiliar animals and plants. 

21:00: back to hotel

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:Riverside theme inn

Day 3 Nanlahei River-Jinghong( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Nanlahei River-Jinghong
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Nanla River—Zongfosi Temple—Jinghong

07:00—08:00:  get up for breakfast and assembly in the hall

08:00—11:00: learn about canoeing technique,  safety instruction, rafting, diving, get skilled at canoeing and Water Sports

11:00—12:00: land, take  a shower and change clothes to prevent from cold

12:00—14:00: drive back to Jinghong

14:00—17:00: visit Zongfosi Temple(总佛寺 in Chinese) which is the headquarters of  Xishuangbanna  Theravada Buddhism, take part in the blessing of  bolt line ritual and chant sutras to get a better understanding of the relationship between the Zongfosi and the people of Xishuangbanna

17:00—18:00: Dinner(Dai food--hotpot)

18:00—19:00: back to hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Jinghong Boutique Hotel/Inn

Day 4 Jinghong-Menghai-Jingmai( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jinghong-Menghai-Jingmai
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—Jingmai Mountain—Princess Brown Inn 

08:00—09:00: get up foe breakfast and  check-out, then assembly in the hall 

09:00—10:30:  drve to the local Hani ethnic market of Nannuoshan Mountain (南糯山 in Chinese), you can have a look of their saling products which all come from the mountain-- tea cream, dendrobe,  wild mushroom, olives,  bamboo shoots and sour bamboo shoots, etc. You can see their life styles and cultures through the market.

10:30—12:00: drive to Huimin Ecology Village, the residence of  Lahu people. You can see the differences between Lahu people with Hani, Bulang and Wa people in the terms of culture and  building. 

12:00—13:00: lunch( in the Ecology Village). Then, pick some eggs in the tea plantation and  pick fresh fruits and vegetables to get ready for cooking the dinner by yourselves.

13:00—15:00: drive to the residence of Bulang people and check in the Princess Brown Inn. You can chat with the Bulangs with a cup of tea and they may tell you the story of Bulang people and Puer Tea.

16:30—20:00: drive to the ancient village of Bulang people--Wengji (翁基in Chinese) Ancient Village, stroll around the village and visit a local family. You can cook your delicious dinner in their traditional kitchen while the kids can go to feed their pigs with your guide, play with local children and visit other families. After dinner, go to a local tea house for a cup of tea and  watch the sunset.  

20:00—21:00: back to the Princess Brown Inn, have a nice chat about the customs, history and culture of Bulang people, you can also get to know some thing about their Nver Tea (Nver means daughter in Chinese).

21:00—22:00: back to relax 

Meals:B L D

Accommodation:the Princess Brown Inn

Day 5 Jingmai Tea Mountain( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jingmai Tea Mountain
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Princess Brown Inn—Aileng Mountain Hiking—Wengji Ancient Village—Kangxin Hotel

08:30—09:30: get up and have breakfast

09:30—11:00:  enjoy a hike in the ancient tea plantation of Aileng Mountain (艾冷山in Chinese) to know the old story about the platation and the relationship between Bulang people and Puer Tea. The Aileng Mountain is named by the leader of Bulang People and you can get a better understanding of the origination of Puer Tea by this hiking tour.  

11:00—12:30: drive to a local family of Jingmai 

12:30—13:30: enjoy the specialty of Jingmai Mountain --  the tea meal 

13:30—15:00: leave for Kangxin Hotel

16:00—21:00:  drive to a Lahu village--Laodabao Village (老达保拉祜族村寨 in Chinese). It is the only believer of Christian among Lahu villages in China owing to the industrious preacher. The preacher also brought latin letters, music and  church to them. Laodabao village is also the only Lahu village which owns their own writing language. You can appreciate their primitive wooden houses and solemn church in the village.  

After that, have dinner ( chicken porridge and barbecue of Lahu style). After dinner,lean some Lahu  songs and dances, watch a Lusheng dance show of Lahu people around a campfire. 

21:00: back to hotel

Meals:B L D

Accommodation:mid-hill villa of Kangxin Hotel

 

Day 6 Jingmai-Jinghong and Departure( B )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jingmai-Jinghong and Departure
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Kangxin Hotel--Bolian Puer Manor --Depature from Jinghong

09:00—09:30: get up and have breakfast

09:30—11:30: drive to Bolian Puer Manor, you can watch the making process of Puer Tea and kids can make a tea cake as a souvenir 

11:30—12:30: lunch(Lahu specialty)

12:30—15:30: drive to airport for departure

Meals: B L

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