Daluo River in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna

A brief introduction of Daluo River , the boundary river between China and Burma

Daluo River, a branch of Lancang River with a width of more than 30 meters, divides the Daluo Town into two parts, and then gently flows into Mekong River which eventually empties into Pacific Ocean. It nourishes people along it. There are five big villages in Daluo Town. Five villages are: Mengbang, Manchan, Manzhang, Longli and Daluo. Buddhist Temples can be found in every village.

Chinese Name:打洛江
English Name:Daluo River in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna

● Cruise the Daluo River

By cruising the Daluo River, you actually can enjoy the sights of two countries. Along the Daluo river, villages, countryside scenery, blue sky, white clouds make up a picturesque landscape.

● Visit Beautiful Villages along the Daluo River

There are several beautiful villages distributed along the Daluo River, such as the Meng Jinglai Village. Near the village gate stands a cluster of splendid pagodas. They look like bamboo shoots. When wind blows, the bells on the spires jingle melodiously. Rambling in the village, bamboo houses are visible in bamboo grove. Towering banyan trees, coconut trees and other plants make you feel like going into a tropical botanical garden. Besides, traditional handcrafts of Dai people can be seen in the village, such as dyeing, pottery, wine-making, papermaking, etc.

Daluo River in Menghai County, XishuangBanna

A brief introduction of Daluo Town

Daluo Town, a frontier town and an open port along Daluo River, is located in the south tip of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and borders Burma. It is 133 kilometers from Jinghong City and 70 kilometers from Menghai County. It is small, though, lives a number of people of minority nationalities such as Dai, Blang, Hani, offering a strong sense of ethnic atmosphere. Tropical plants flourishingly grow in and near the villages, to see nothing of the One Tree Forest.

● History of Daluo Town

Daluo in Dai language means a port of the public. Daluo town as a port has a long history of border trade. It has been an important passageway since Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties. At the turn of 20 century, the widely known Pu’er tea was exported via Daluo. Today, Daluo is a frontier scenic spot at the end of Kunming-Daluo Road, and also a window for foreign trade. The national gates of China and Burma can be seen here.

‣ Attraction Transportation

You can take a regular bus in Jinghong  Bus Station to Daluo Town, CNY 32 per person, needs around 2 hour. Then take mini bus to One Tree Forest.

‣ Best Time to Visit

Belonging to tropical rainforest climate, Xishuangbanna’s dry season is from November to April the next year and rainy season is from May to October. With annual average temperature of 21c, it has long summer and no winter. With cool and pleasant four seasons, the best time for traveling Xishuangbanna is from October to June the next year. 


The road leading to Daluo town is twisted, which easily causes carsickness. Prepare personal medicine if you are easy to motion sickness .