Jinghong Things to Do and 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 ValleyXishuangbanna 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 well as the scenery along the Mekong River and the ethnic villages in Jinghong are also worth to visit. 

Top Attractions in Jinghong

As for the following top attractions in Jinghong, Xishuangbanna Primeval Forest Park is the best place to have an in-depth exploration of the rain forest, moreover, you will see flocks of peacocks in the Primeval Forest Park ; Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers & Plants Garden is the right site to learn about the biological diversity and tropical plants; Manting Park and Zongfosi Temple offer you opportunity to have a site-experience of the ancient Dai palace and Dai Buddhism culture; last but not the least, don’t forget the Wild Elephant Valley where you can have close contact with the cute Asian elephants.

Buddhist Temples in Jinghong

The Dai people follow their traditional religion as well as Theravada Buddhism, and almost every Dai village has its own small temple built in the village site, with some large and popular ones in designated places. The temples and pagodas were built and decorated in unique style. Dai Buddhist pagodas differ considerably from the corresponding pagodas of Han Chinese and Tibetan-Chinese areas.  The Dai people exercise the religion sacrifices and activities in the temples and pagodas. If you want to know about the Theravada Buddhism and the architecture art of Dai temples and pagodas, you shouldn’t miss the visit to the temples in Jinghong, particularly the Zongfosi Temple and Mengle Temple.

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Mosques in Jinghong

Although the majority of Dai populations believe in Theravada Buddhism, there is still a small group of them following the Islam. This small group of Dai people is called “Paxi Dai” in Dai language, which means Dai people belonging to Hui ethnic group. If you are interested in the “Paxi Dai” culture, you can join a Muslim Tours in Xishuangbanna or visit the mosques in Jinghong.

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Mountains in Jinghong

There are also mountains in Jinghong, including tea mountains. Some of them are suitable for climbing tour, such as Nanlian Mountian. 

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Tea Plantations in Jinghong

Tea plantations in Xishuangbanna mainly located in Menghai County and Mengla County. However, Jinghong also has tea plantations. Joining the Puer Tea Culture Tours to XishuangBanna Tea Plantations, you will get to know more about the tea trees, experience tea-picking and making compressed tea.

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Parks & Gardens in Jinghong

City parks and gardens are places favored by local citizens to relax. Binjiang Park, Manting Park and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden are the most popular ones.

Lakes and Ponds in Jinghong

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Rivers in Jinghong

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Traditional Ethnic Villages in Jinghong

If you are attracted to Xishuangbanna Jinghong for its ethnic culture, the traditional ethnic villages are places you can’t miss. Traveling to the traditional ethnic villages, you can explore the most authentic ethnic traditions which can’t be seen anywhere else.

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