Jinghong Overview

Chinese Name: 景洪 English IPA: jǐng hóng Location: Southernmost Part of Yunnan Population (city): 520,000 Language: Dai Language,Southeast Mandarin and Yunnan Dialect Zip code: 666100 Tel code: 0691 Time zone: UTC+8

Jinghong is the prefectural city of Xishuangbanna, bordering Myanmar in the south. It is a small city on the Lancang River with lush tropical and subtropical scenery and a unique folk culture. As a central city of international regional cooperation area of China, Thailand, and Myanmar, Jinghong city boasts subtropical monsoon climate and high forest coverage rate. Amazing tropical scenery, together with the colorful ethnic culture attract thousands of tourists every year.

Highlights of Jionghong

  • Minority Cultures: Jinghong is home to 13 ethnic groups including the Dai, the Hani, the Jinuo, and the Bulang. Dai culture is also reflected in the building styles and decorations of the city streets. Gaozhuang Xishuangjing and the Dai Minority Garden are highly recommended for your culture tour. Jinuo Mountain Village is not far away from Jinghong city for tourists to experience the folk culture of the last listed ethnic group in China.
  • Dai Water Splashing Festival: The annual Water Splashing Festival of Dai people held from April 13 to 15 inspires people’s imagination of carnival and blessing. It is the “Oriental Carnival” that cannot be missed during Xishuangbanna travel. Joining the water splashing activity in the daytime and then enjoying the local delicacies in the night markets are the must-try things to do.
  • Tropical Landscape: Jinghong is rich in nature and cultural resources such as enchanting tropical landscape, and the scenery of Lancang – Mekong River. Cycling along the Lancang – Mekong River, hiking in the nearby tropical rain forest and rafting on the Luosuo River are good choices for sports lovers.

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    Jinghong Attractions

    Jinghong Attractions are mainly located in the downtown area or not far away from the city, such as  Xishuangbanna Primeval Forest Park, Manting Park, Xishuangbanna Folk Custom Garden, Peacock Lake, Wild Elephant Valley, Xishuangbanna Tropical Flower Garden, etc. As a bright pearl on the southeastern border of China, Jinghong attracts tens of thousands of tourists both from home and abroad every year with its rich ethnic folklore, beautiful mythical tales, ancient Hinayana Buddhism and tropical scenery, as [...]

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    Jinghong Tours

    Jinghong tour packages offer various Yunnan Jinghong tours in Xishuangbanna. Our prearranged Jinghong tour packages range from 1 day local trip to 46 days combined Yunnan trip,  and you can choose what kind of theme you like such as Jinghong tea culture tour, Jinghong ethnic culture tour, Jinghong tropical forest tour, Jinghong cycling tour or Jinghong festival tour.  [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Jinghong , China Climate & When to Go

    For its typical geography, Jinghong Climate contains elements of both a tropical wet and dry climate and a humid subtropical climate. Summer is long and there is virtually no "winter" as such; instead, there is a dry season (November thru May) and wet season (June thru October). Annual sunshine hours amount to between 1800 and 2300 and annual rainfall ranging from 1,100 to 1,700 millimetres (43 to 67 in). The coolest month is December and January, averaging 11.6 °C , [...]

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    Transportation, Jinghong , China Transportation

    Jinghong Transportation mainly relies on air plane, long-distance bus, connecting to major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an,and Zhengzhou, etc. It has convenient air transportation to cities in Yunnan province such as Kunming,  Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la. Passengers can take flights to get to Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport, which is the second largest airport in Yunnan Province. National Highways No.213 and No.214 join in Jinghong, and 85% of the town roads here are paved with asphalt. Meanwhile, the international express [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Jinghong is a place where multi-ethnic groups inhabit. The main minorities are Dai, Yao, Hui, Yi, Miao, Zhuang. Different nationalities create different culture. Therefore, there are diverse festivals in Jinghong.  Festivals in Jinghong  1.The Water Splashing Festival(Dai Ethnic Minority) In Jinghong, the Water Sprinkle Festival, is an important festivity. This is the day when the Dai-minority celebrate New Year. It is the Dai people's ritual of bestowing blessings on others. The more water is splashed, the greater the blessings and happiness for the one getting wet. It takes [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Jinghong Travel Tips will be helpful to plan your trip to here. For a better travel experience, it's necessary to read the information below. Useful Numbers Phone Dialing Code 0691 Fire 119 Police 110 Ambulance 120 Weather Forecast 121 Tourist complaint 2162177 Comprehensive Information 12580  Airport information center 0691-2159130 Taxi complaint 0691-2132173 Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture Tourism Bureau 0691-2129851 Jinghong City Tourism Bureau 0691-2122077 Menghai County Tourism Bureau 0691-5122710 Mengla County Tourism Bureau 0691-8122291 Xishuangbanna Tourism Quality Supervision Administration 0691-96927 Xishuangbanna Center for Disease Control and Prevention 0691-213395 Best time to Visit Jinghong Jinghong weather is featured by 'hot'. The annual average temperature is 21.9℃. November to next May is dry season with cool weather [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Xishuangbanna Jinghong Maps provide you some useful maps like Jinghong City Map, Jinghong Tourist Attraction Map, Jinghong Transportation Map, Jinghong Location Map, Wild Elephant Valley Map, etc. If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, the following Jinghong maps are selected for you. Jinghong Tourist Attractions Maps Tourist Attractions Map of Jinghong City in Xishuangbanna Jinghong Region Maps Jinghong City Map [...]

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    Jinghong Accommodation

    As of end of 2014, there are hundreds of  hotels (large and small) in Jinghong city. There has been a hotel boom in the past few years including many nicely decorated new private hotels and also a few Home Inns in Jinghong. So Jinghong Accommodation provides many alternatives. Below are some Best Hotels in Jinghong for their good location and best valued price.  Recommended Hotels in Jinghong The Best Luxury 5-star Hotels in Jinghong Wanda Vista Resort Xishuangbanna (西双版纳融创万达文华别墅度假酒店 ) Address:No. 99, Yingbin Road, Rongchuang Xishuangbanna [...]

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