XishuangBanna Tropical Flowers Garden
Chinese Name: 西双版纳热带花卉园
Chinese Pinyin: Re Dai Hua Hui Yuan
English Name: Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers Garden in Jinghong City
Keywords: Tropical Flower, Yunnan Tropical Crops Institute, Tropical Fruit, Xishuangbanna Tropical Flower and Plant Garden Tickets
Type: tropical flower, sightseeing
Scenic Area: 0.8 square kilometers
Admission Fee: 40 RMB for ticket
Opening Hours: 7:30~17:30
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Location: No.99 Xuanwei Avenue, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province
Tropical Flowers Garden
Tropical Flower Garden is situated in downtown Jinghong City, occupies an area of about 80 hectares. This park once was the experimental field of Yunnan Tropical Crops Institute, which specializes in research on various tropical crops and made a big contribution to rubber planting in Xishuangbanna. With all kinds of nice tropical flowers and ornamental plants cultivated with their advantageous technology, it was opened to public as a park in 1999.
Why is Tropical Flower Garden so special?
It is an assembly for scientific research, popularization of science, tourism, and holidays, where various flowers and plants are well preserved as well as nearly 1000 species of economic plants. When you wander in the park, you will find it a beautiful world with rare flowers, extraordinary trees and colorful plants. Xishuangbanna Tropical Floral Garden is 4 A’s tourism scenic spot.
Where is Tropical Flower Garden?
Xishaungbanna Tropical Flower Garden is located in downtown Jinghong City, Xishaungbanna, occupies an area of about 80 hectares.
●Distance from Top Attractions
24.5 km from the Dai Minority Garden
19.1 km from the Wild Elephant Valley
9.2 km from the Primeval Forest Park
●Distance from Neighboring Attraction
530 meters from White Elephant Lake
829 meters from the Ancient Well of Dai Minority
How to Get to Tropical Flower Garden?
●Easy by car or taxi, only need around 20minutes from Jinghong downtown.
●Take Bus Line NO.1, No.2, No.3, you can go to the garden easily since it is in downtown of Jinghong.
Main Attractions in Tropical Flower Garden
There are more than 1000 species of tropical flowers and many varieties of rare flowers, and cash and rare plants. Strolling in the garden, you may discover any unique, mystery plants.
The natural formed water system tourism line successively links Hundred-flower Park, Aerial Flower Garden, Monument to Premier Zhouenlai, Palm Zone, Rare Trees and Lawn Zone, Potted Landscape Zone, Leaves Sightseeing Zone and Tropical Fruit Trees Zone.
● Tropical Plants(特色植物）
In the garden, you can see many varieties of plants, like water platter as big as dustpan, Pyrostegia ignea presl looks like firecrackers, flying bird Paradiesvogel, Bougainvillea that you cann’t tell out leaf or flower, yolk yellow frangipane, dancer Codariocalyx gyrans, shy Mimosa arborca and Mimosa pudica, raining Albizia saman, flavor changer miracle fruit and so on.
● Science and Technology Exhibition Hall (科技陈列馆）
Visiting the Science and Technology Exhibition Hall, you can get the knowledge of Rubber planting history and development prospect, and its relationship to human daily life. From live rubber tapping show, you can know vividly how the milky rubber latex come out. From monuments, you can know Primier Zhou Enlai loving care for Research Specialist Staff and His friendly meeting with Myanmar’s prime minister U Nu. You also can try out many different fresh tropical fruits from the little open market stall.
●Monument to Premier Zhou Enlai (周总理纪念碑群)
Travelers can view the monuments in Tropical Flower Garden and know more about Premier Zhou and his careness to scientist here.
● Fish pool(观鱼港)
Fish pool is an other spots of the Garden, every day is full of tourists. Thousands of Koi, red, white, yellow and mix color, know the tourists’ mind well. Swimming around at dawn, they catch tourists’s eye with colorful formation. And tourists also can not control themselves to by some fish food to award them, which they can get back a lot of fun by fish greedy eating.
Once you get in to the Tropical Flower and Plant Garden, you can see water platter which size can be as big as dustpan, and colorful water lily as slender as charming girl. Every summer, the pond will full of beautiful and colorful lotus. You also can see some fish swiming around lotus leaves.
●Tropical Fruit Trees Zone(热带果树园)
Don’t miss the garden of tropical fruit trees far opposite of the entrance gate. There you can sit down and have a rest in the shadow of a tropical tree, and try out many different fresh tropical fruits from the little open market stall.
Xishuangbanna Primeval Forest Park (原始森林公园), also called Xishuangbanna Virgin Forest Park, is 8 kilometers east of the Jinghong City and north of the Lancang River. Situated in a river valley of 720 to 1,355 meters above sea level, the forest park has an area of 1,700 hectares of which 98％ is covered by trees, and is thus the largest comprehensive ecological place of interest in the prefecture. The park gives prominence to the features of primeval forest, wild animals and ethnic culture and custom. It is highlighted by three major themes: primeval forest, wild animals and ethnic folklore. And you can also enjoy and play a part in the local ethnic activities such as the Dai Water Splashing Festival, Aini capture marriage custom and the grand ethnic performances.
Jinghong Wild Elephant Valley Forest Park (Chinese name: 野象谷公园) is a special theme park for Wild Asian Elephant sightseeing and observing and rainforest sightseeing. Wild Elephants Valley covers an area of 369 hectares by the Sancha River in Mengyang Town, and is situated 47 kilometers north of the city of Jinghong. With hills rolling gently at an altitude ranging between 747 and 1055 metres, the valley is covered by tropical rain forests, crisscrossed by rivers and streams, and teeming with such endangered species as Asian wild elephants, wild oxen, green peacocks and monkeys.
Ganlanba Dai Minority Park (Chinese name: 橄榄坝傣族园)is located in the southeast direction of Jinghong. It is a dwelling place for Dai minority people cause they have lived there generations to generations. Thus, the dense Dai minority culture can be found here. Ganlanba can be a representative to experience both the minority culture and the tropical atmosphere. Because Ganlanba with the lowest altitude which is about 530m in Yunnan, it is the hottest place. The hot climate makes Ganlanba as a rich fruits production area. Ganlanba in Xishuangbanna culture means “the imperial gardening village”. Inside it, there are two large villages called Man Chun Man (means flowers village) and Man Ting (means fruits village) separately. No matter which village you choose to visit, you can appreciate the typical Myanmar temple and Dai bamboo house.
Manting Park, also called Chunhuan Park,（Chinese name: 春欢公园 or 曼听公园） is the oldest garden in Xishuangbanna area, which covers an area of 23,540 square meters. It used to be the imperial garden in ancient times. Its name “Chunhuan” in Dai language means “Soul”. The whole park can be divided into 8 sightseeing areas, they are National Cultural Square, Liana Zone, Tropical Orchid Garden, Peacock Garden, Lake Area and Buddhism Cultural Zone, Tree Planting Zone and Tea Garden. In the day time, people can appreciate the beauty of varied tropical plants and creatures, but at night, a different experience can let the tourists get a closer look of local customs and culture – Minority Dancing Show and Bonfire Party.
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. It has long summer and no winter. With cool and pleasant four seasons, the best time for traveling Xishuangbanna is from November to April the next year.
There are colorful booming flowers all around the year, enjoying the charming landscape, green trees, as if in spring.
Useful Travel Tips
●It is better to prepare some mosquito products and sun block in case of insects and sunlight.
●It is better to take T-shirt, short and slippers becauce it is too hot in Xishuangbanna.
●Respect the local customs of Dai and other minorities.
●Protect the environment and the plants, do not pick flowers and fruits casually.