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Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve, Jinghong

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At Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve, explore a pristine forest and discover folk customs of the indigenous people living in the area. The reserve encompasses the best-preserved rainforest valley south of the Tropic of Cancer. At the entrance, ask a guide for directions, since there is a lack of signage and maps inside the reserve. Walk deep into the forest--where it's more peaceful--over rope bridges and boardwalks, and look for a lake with peacocks. Other scenic spots include a waterfall, a pagoda, an ethnic village, and a performance field hosting folk shows. At a barbecue field, taste the local ethnic cuisine. Put Xishuangbanna Tropical Nature reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jinghong trip itinerary planner.
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  • By public bus from jinghong about one and a half hour Entry fee 104 yuan You could spend all day there because is big enough, but also extremely hot in june The landscape design is beatiful, ther are ...  more »
  • Quite nice place, staff was very helpful. But scenic charges too much, some uncomfortable. Overall it was good, especially the jungle jump, very exciting.
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  • If flowers, trees and gardens are your thing in a real big way then I guess you'd be happy to fork out the 58 yuan entrance fee. It was perfectly okay and like most everything in China very well kept ...  more »

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