Sipsongpanna Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla County

(4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
The word tropical paradise comes to mind at Sipsongpanna Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with over 35,000 species of tropical plants. Wind through the huge park, admire tall palm trees, lakes, orchids, pine forests, and many other species native to Southern China. As you enter the jungle section, you'll feel like you're in a different time. Options for getting around include taking an electric trolley with a guide, or doing the tour alone with a map to navigate the park. Walking trails are well maintained and info boards come in English. Because of the dense foliage, bring mosquito repellent. Keep in mind that smoking inside trolleys is permitted. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Mengla County holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sipsongpanna Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Big park. So expensive. ... must pay for shuttle. Huge park.any stop over. As everything so far in yunnan:nice but overpriced 
  • Never before have I been so disappointed by such a large place like this. Firstly, for a "city with no winter", we were surprised to find pretty much nothing to look at (unless you just want to look a...  more »
  • This Botanical Garden was right next to the resort which we stayed during our trip in Xishangbana and we won't miss the chance to visit this beautiful garden. In fact the garden was very large and you...  more »