In midsummer, I stayed in Xishuangbanna.

Published on July 11, 2017 at 11:06

In the summer of Xishuangbanna,

As if walking into a boundless picture.

Where the wind and rain, whisked away the dust of the years.

The mountains and rivers are beautiful, and the rivers are in the clouds. The sun is shining brightly.

It was the most moving gesture of time. White clouds are like snow in the sky.

Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

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Walking in this magical land of Yunnan, you can not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, magical forests, endless rivers, unique national customs, but also the exotic customs. I have been dreaming of Xishuangbanna. I have come to this magical land that attracts countless people.

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Travel Directory:

One, midsummer time, leave me in Xishuangbanna.

2. Day1: Xiamen - Xishuangbanna - mantingyu Garden - Puti Pasha courtyard

3. Day2: Dafo Temple Xishuangbanna primitive Park Lancang Mekong night song and dance bonfire party

Day3: Dai village yexiangyuan Gaozhuang, Xishuangbanna

5. Xishuangbanna travel strategy

About transportation

Local transportation

About eating

About accommodation

About seasons

1、 About transportation: Xishuangbanna is located in the southernmost part of Yunnan Province. The most convenient way to get to Xishuangbanna is to take a plane. Sometimes there will be a very low discount when you fly from Kunming to Xishuangbanna in the off-season. Another economic way is to take a shuttle bus from the southern passenger station of Kunming. There are many buses every day. The expressway from Kunming to Jinghong has been completed, and the whole journey takes about 8-9 hours.

Airport traffic

1. Airport minibus: you can see it when you leave the airport terminal, and you can arrive at the urban area at 10 yuan per person. Minibus departure time is not fixed, need to wait, full go. Operation time: 8:00-22:00

2. Taxi: take a taxi directly to the city, the price is about 30 yuan.

3. Long distance bus strategy

Conventional route: Kunming City - Xishuangbanna

There are many trains to Xishuangbanna at Kunming south bus station every day. There are sleeper and high-speed buses to choose from. The whole journey takes about 8-9 hours and the ticket price is about 200 yuan

Kunming south bus station

Address: east side of xinkunluo Road, Yiliu Township, Guandu District

Departure direction: to Pu'er City (except Jingdong County and shangyun town), Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yuxi City, Jianshui County, Shiping County, Yuanyang County, Luchun County, Honghe County and some international buses departure direction: to Dali, Pu'er and other counties and townships in Xishuangbanna

4. Strategy for ships / cruise ships: Jinghong port is located on the North Bank of Lancang River in Jinghong City. It is a national first-class open port for water transportation. It is composed of three wharves: Jinghong, olive dam and guanlei. Lancang Mekong River international waterway is a famous golden tourist route connecting China to Southeast Asia. At present, the international water transportation route from Jinghong, China to Vientiane, Laos has been opened.

You can take No.2 bus to Jinghong port in Jinghong City.

2、 Local transportation: there are many places to play in Xishuangbanna, but the scenic spots are more scattered. If a few people play, they can pack a car to play. It's almost the same as taking a taxi by themselves, and they don't have to wait. If they charter a car in the city, it's about 200 yuan a day. If they go outside the city for 200-500 days, it's more cost-effective than any tour group.

3、 About eating: Xishuangbanna food: the snacks in Banna are hot, sour and sweet; It's the Dai language that I don't understand, as if it's exotic; It's the hot weather, from April to September, bold and unconstrained but sometimes gentle. The common Dai dishes are roast fish with fragrant grass, pineapple rice, bamboo rice, boiled chicken with sour bamboo shoots, etc. In the bustling atmosphere of Jinghong night market, immerse yourself in the charming night and taste the local unique food. Recommended: pineapple purple rice, foie gras, boiled fish with sour bamboo shoots, pebble fish soup

4、 About accommodation: I live in Puti Pasha other courtyard, which is a high-end hotel. Only 18 rooms are reserved, because they are the Dai high-rise buildings, most of which are wooden buildings. There are many small details of fine design inside. It's a Dai style inn. It's suitable for leisure and vacation. The whole building is made of wood. Now it's forbidden to cut down trees. It's more expensive to build an inn than a concrete house. The first floor is used for guests to rest. Many small plants are planted in other courtyard. The rooms are antique.

5、 About season: October to June is the best, avoid rainy season. Jinghong has no severe heat in summer, no severe cold in winter, and is warm and pleasant in four seasons. May to October of each year is the off-season, belonging to the rainy season.

In midsummer, I stayed in Xishuangbanna.

1. Walking into the Dai royal garden, Manting park has a history of more than 1300 years.

2. Mengji great Buddhist temple, the largest Nanchuan Buddhist temple in China.

3. I'm sorry to say that I've been to Xishuangbanna without a water splashing Festival.

4. I am deeply shocked every time I watch the night song and dance bonfire party of Lancang River and Mekong River.

5. Dai village is a place with strong natural wind. Many of them are old Dai style high-rise buildings. The local custom is natural and simple.

6. On the night of Lancang River and Mekong River, I will send your thoughts on it and come to see you.

7. The Bodhi Pasha courtyard in Jinghong is a Dai style inn with antique rooms. You can hear all kinds of birds outside. What's it like to wake them up every day.

8. Wild Elephant Valley, the main purpose is to have a try to see the wild elephant, because the probability of seeing it with your own eyes is very small, but in case of meeting it.

9. Gaozhuang, Xishuangbanna, is the closest place to Literature and art. You can play from morning to night.

10. About Madou: Xiaoqing, Madou, a girl born in 1990s, is good at making ceramics by hand, loves life and pursues freedom and romance. I like reading. I feel that travel can enjoy different landscapes, meet different people and experience different lives.

11. About the author: freelance photographer, travel experience engineer, professional aerial photography, hotel sleepers. If you also like photography, tourism and aerial photography, welcome to tease me: Weibo @ Wu QiuHuang wechat: wuqiuhuang123 (this man is still single). He once dreamed of walking the world with his sword. Now I'm home all over the world.

Day1: Xiamen - Xishuangbanna - mantingyu Garden - Puti Pasha courtyard

Accommodation: Puti Pasha bieyuan

Address: fengmanhebeng village, mannong, Jinghong, near the Great Buddha Temple of Mengbi

There is no direct flight to Banna from most parts of the country, and it has a connecting flight in Kunming. It's been a lot of fun. I feel very hot when I get off the plane to Banna, so I can dress in summer, hot pants and vest.

Friends who take Xiamen Airlines can see the photos I took in Xishuangbanna last year. Guess which scenic spots these are.

Life in Banna has officially opened. A bowl of broad Ramen for breakfast is usually too tasty to eat when you see oil in the morning. There is also a steamed bun shop nearby, but master Xu was waiting for me early, so he solved the breakfast problem in a simple and hasty way.

Mantingyu garden used to be the Royal Garden of the Dai king. It has a history of more than 1300 years. It is the oldest Park in Xishuangbanna. Dai people used to call it "chunhuan", which means "garden of soul". It used to be the Royal Garden of the Dai king in Xishuangbanna. It is said that when the Dai princess came to visit, the beautiful scenery here attracted the soul of the princess, so it got its name.

Entering the gate of the park, the first thing you can see is a bronze statue commemorating Premier Zhou Enlai in Dai costume, carrying a water bowl in his left hand and an olive branch in his right hand. On the left side of the statue are two bodhi trees planted by the princess of Thailand, which symbolize the friendship between China and Thailand.

In the park, there are also holy manxilong bamboo pagoda, wabajie general Buddhist temple in Xishuangbanna, exquisite simulation modeling of Jingzhen octagonal pavilion, four corner Pavilion, six corner Pavilion and Dai Sala Pavilion. Next to the park is Manting Dai village, which together form a trinity of park, village and Buddhist temple.

The whole park is green and green, surrounded by trees, and is full of Dai Architectural style like glazed tiles. Trees are twined with vines, and vines are straight to the lake. The lake reflects beautiful buildings. It's no less than the imperial garden in Beijing. And because here is located in the subtropical rainforest climate, so here perennial road trees, flowers.

You may think that in the royal royal garden, which used to be the holy land of Royal Buddha worship, there would not be many other activities except blessing and Buddha worship. This is definitely one-sided. One part of the traditional Dai culture is related to a very rare and lovely animal, the Asian elephant. In the Elephant Park, the well-trained elephants not only salute and bow, but also ride tricycles to hula hoops. For them, there is no effort to perform, but it is a very rare intimate contact for tourists.

When listening to the eulogy of the elder in front of the release Lake in the Royal Garden, each of us is holding a holy silver basin devoutly, in which the little goldfish that is about to be released is preparing for its free time. In such a Buddhist world, every ritual or prayer that we are familiar with or unfamiliar with is so holy and peaceful. This is the true feeling of every visitor to Manting Park, which has a history of more than 1300 years and used to be the Royal Garden of Dai people.

After visiting the imperial garden in the afternoon, there are many buildings in it. It's very special to enjoy the scenery along the way. The elephants in it perform parrots and birds. I don't feel much. After taking master Xu's car, I came to Puti Pasha bieyuan. It was rebuilt from many high-rise buildings of Dai nationality. It has local characteristics and the environment inside is very natural.

Travel tips:

Address: No.35 Manting Road, Jinghong City

Admission: 54.00 yuan

Transportation: No.35 Manting Road, Southeast of Jinghong City, about 2km away from the city center. No.3 bus can reach it. You can also walk or take a taxi. Walk about 500 meters from the famous barbecue street to Manting village.

In the evening, I stayed in Puti Pasha bieyuan, a high-end hotel. Only 18 rooms are reserved, because they are the Dai high-rise buildings, most of which are wooden buildings. There are many small details of fine design inside. It's a Dai style inn. It's suitable for leisure and vacation. The whole building is made of wood. Now it's forbidden to cut down trees. It's more expensive to build an inn than a concrete house. The first floor is used for guests to rest. Many small plants are planted in other courtyard. The rooms are antique.

Live here every morning to listen to the birds, the morning sunlight through the wooden window, a beautiful day begins like this, there is no noise in the Bodhi Pasha, only the beautiful sound of nature, at night go back to the front desk of other hospital on the first floor and friends tea reading, even chat, is a very good way to relax, because the whole space design has Chinese cicada quiet charm. Let body and mind relax and enjoy

Travel tips:

Address: fengmanhebeng village, mannong, Jinghong, near the Great Buddha Temple of Mengbi

Price: ¥ 494 up / night

Transportation: the hotel provides free pick-up service

Ctrip reservation website: http://hotels.ctrip.com/hotel/4394654.html

Day2: Mengxi Dafo Temple Xishuangbanna primitive Park Lancang Mekong night song and dance bonfire party

Accommodation: Puti Pasha bieyuan

Address: fengmanhebeng village, mannong, Jinghong, near the Great Buddha Temple of Mengbi

According to the local master Xu, the Dafo temple is a more distinctive building. You need to buy tickets. After swimming about 2-3 hours, mainly to see the Buddha and architecture. At the door, you can see the glittering building.

Go in and see a Buddha, close your eyes and quietly make a wish. You don't need anything, just have a devout heart. It's very suitable for taking photos here. You can laugh innocently, just like a princess in a palace. Under the resplendent background, every smile is so real and moving.

The predecessor of Mengji Buddhist temple is the ancient Dai Dynasty's royal temple "jingpiao Buddhist temple". It was built by a Dai king named Bolong in memory of Nansha weibian, the deceased princess. According to records, "jingpiao Buddhist temple" was built in the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the 12 versions of Southern Buddhist symbols and an important place for Buddhist activities in Banna.

Besides or near the Buddhist temple, the gate pavilion through which you enter the pagoda is also unique. On one side of a double eaves herringbone roof, another roof is built at a right angle, which is connected together to form a gate Pavilion. Under the eaves, there are only pillars to support, no walls, extending in all directions for people to go out and in. Although it is a repetitive building, due to the ingenious layout, it shows the special architectural style of Dai people.

After the completion of the temple, 108 eminent monks at home and abroad were invited to hold a grand opening ceremony for the Buddhist temple. On that day, as many as 650000 monks attended the ceremony. Mengji Great Buddha Temple is built on the mountain, with a drop of 122.8 meters, in the shape of sitting Buddha, which is unique at home and abroad. Taking the life of Sakyamuni and Buddhist temple activities as the main line, the scenic spot fully displays the history and traditional culture of Southern Buddhism. Mount the highest part of the temple and stand in the square in front of the ten thousand Buddha pagoda, overlooking Jinghong City.

From this we can see the remarkable characteristics of Dai architecture. That is, none of these buildings has columns embedded in the walls. In Xishuangbanna, Southern Buddhism has a profound influence on this nation. If you drive around in Banna, you will find temples everywhere, and the architectural forms are also different. It is said that it can be one village one temple or two villages one temple. When Dai boys are 8-10 years old, they have to go to the temple and live as monks. They learn to read there and return home in 1-5 years. Every important festival, such as the water splashing Festival, the closing Festival and the opening Festival, Dai people go to the Buddhist temple to visit the Buddha.

Travel tips:

Address: No.1, No.4, top of mengshe Avenue, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Admission: the price is 120 yuan / coupon. The online booking price is 96 yuan / coupon for 1-2 people, 80 yuan / coupon for 3 people and above (excluding the tour bus in the temple). The tour bus in the temple is 40 yuan / person one way and 60 yuan / person round trip

In summer, the weather in Xishuangbanna is very hot. At noon, I go back to Puti Pasha other courtyard to have a rest. The enthusiastic master Xu helps me with my luggage, which is worth praising.

After walking for several hours, the great Buddhist temple is exhausted and needs to replenish its energy. Go to a local restaurant with master Xu for special dishes. It's just a few minutes' walk away from My Bodhi Pasha courtyard. The local mustard soup is foie gras....

It's a beautiful afternoon nap. It's reconstructed from many high-rise buildings built by Dai people. It's very local. The environment inside is very natural. Imagine if you can still hear birds outside the window during the lunch break. Isn't it so comfortable.

In the afternoon, go to Xishuangbanna primeval forest, take a sightseeing bus to the top, splash square, and then take a bus to slowly go back out of the scenic area, which will be convenient, and save time without going back.

When you come to Xishuangbanna, you don't play the water splashing Festival. Take the basin and pour it on the girls or boys you like. The water splashing Festival is a Dai Festival. In addition to China's Dai areas, Dai people from Myanmar, Thailand and other countries also celebrate the festival. Xishuangbanna Water Splashing Festival is generally held in the middle of April of the Dai calendar (about 10 days before and after the Qingming Festival on the lunar calendar), lasting for three to four days, But it's not necessarily the right time for everyone to travel here, but you can feel it once a day in the virgin forest of Xishuangbanna.

The water splashing Festival is also the Dai Spring Festival. It has a history of thousands of years. Local residents regard this day as the most beautiful and auspicious day. The Dai language is called "lenghe Shanghan", which means "June new year" or "Dai New Year".

After participating in the water splashing Festival, you can walk back slowly. You can take the sightseeing bus of the scenic spot to visit one scenic spot or another. After passing the suspension bridge, you can see the tip of the iceberg in Xishuangbanna primeval forest, which is open to tourists. Along the way, you can enjoy the exotic landscapes such as Bangen, strangulation, old stem flowers and ancient vines.

This is a natural oxygen bar. There are Valley rain forest, Peacock flying, folk song and dance, food, water splashing Carnival and other projects in the park. Among them, the most popular scenic spots in the park are Peacock Flying and large-scale ethnic customs performance. All scenic spots in the park are picked up by battery cars, and each scenic spot performance is a regular rolling performance.

Travel tips:

Address: next to national highway 214, 8 km away from Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Admission: 60 yuan / person

Opening hours: 07:30-18:00

The bonfire party in the evening also had wonderful performances, especially the Mekong Lancang River night party. The tickets for the first time include dinner. They check in at about 6 o'clock, have a buffet, and then go around. There are many beautiful minority girls dancing with them. They can't help but enjoy themselves with the rhythm of music. You don't have to worry about being controlled by your feet when you dance bamboo dance with local girls inside. When you see a beautiful girl, you will be merciful.

The ticket price of "Lancang Mekong River Night" song and dance bonfire party is divided into: VIP ticket 280 yuan / person and class a ticket 160 yuan / person. The VIP ticket is watched upstairs, and we chose class a ticket to watch downstairs“ The "Lancang Mekong night" song and dance bonfire party is divided into three parts: dinner, performance and get-together.

The "Lancang Mekong night" song and dance bonfire party is held in Manting Park, which is at least half an hour ahead of schedule, because the last tourists have less than half an hour to eat. Manting park is located in the southeast of Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, about 2 kilometers away from the urban area.

At 7 p.m. every night, the "Lancang Mekong night song and dance bonfire party" will be staged on time in Manting Park, Jinghong City. The theatre is well lit and the audience seats are full. Under the warm welcome ceremony, the party began slowly.

At night, when you enter Manting Park in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, you can see that the atmosphere here is very warm: sometimes, ethnic girls and boys in gorgeous costumes dance and sing enthusiastically on the stage; Sometimes it is the host's witty and humorous words; Sometimes, tourists rush onto the stage and excitedly participate in the program. On and off the stage, there are endless songs and laughter.

The joyful songs and dances attracted many viewers, and the wonderful performances won the applause of everyone. National marriage, national friendship and folk etiquette became the theme of the bonfire party, showing the enduring artistic charm of folk literature and art, full of simple and fresh, honest and kind local flavor, without affectation and affectation, Let the audience see in the eyes, beauty in the heart, joy in the face.

At the end of the party, the performer sprinkles water with a bowl, which means happiness and safety. The visual effect of the party is very good. At the end of the party, go to put the river lantern, where the river lantern is free.

People holding a water lamp, through a dark forest of black heart, silently make a wish in their heart, and then slowly put it into the lake of release. In the slight water wave, with the water lamp of the lantern maker's wish, it slowly drifts towards the center of the lake. I put all my blessings into the water lamp.

The final ending is a hand-in-hand dance with a bonfire in the middle. No matter whether we know each other or not, we are gathered in the Royal Garden at this moment today, and we don't want to follow the rhythm of music. Hi, Sam

Travel tips: the bonfire party in Manting park is now the only place for bonfire party in Jinghong City. It is specially designated by the government and its services are relatively standardized. Just buy tickets for the bonfire party, and you can enjoy the night.

Address: Manting Park, Jinghong City

Admission: VIP ticket: 480, vip380, ticket a: 280

Day3: Dai village yexianggu Gaozhuang, Xishuangbanna

Dai village is a place with strong natural wind. Many of them are old Dai style high-rise buildings. The local custom is natural and simple.

Dai village residents sell some of their own snacks on the roadside near their homes. This is brown sugar glutinous rice cake, which costs 5 yuan each. If you want to eat something crisp, you must taste one.

At noon, there are performances in the village. The dancers here are all older people. They are also local residents. They are very involved. No matter where they are, the dance and music will bring each other closer.

I borrowed the props of my dancing aunt and pretended that I was a chooser.

Life here is very idyllic, there is no cars coming and going, there is no downtown prosperity, there is only a pure nature.

It's almost noon after watching the tour. Master Xu takes us to work hard. The local residents have their own restaurants, which are real Dai food.

Travel tips: Dai villages don't need tickets. They only need to pay a parking fee of 5 yuan. You can visit them for half a day.

Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant Valley, located in Sancha River to the north of Mengyang Town, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province, is a national park and an international eco-tourism scenic spot with the theme of animal protection and environmental protection. It is also an Asian elephant Ecological Reserve in China.

Enter the butterfly garden, countless butterflies dance around you, butterflies sometimes fly to stop, feel very wonderful. Butterfly garden scenic spot has a large ecological butterfly garden and a museum with more than 2000 precious butterflies and insect specimens. More than 500 kinds of valuable butterfly and insect specimens from China and all over the world are displayed in the museum. All the butterfly specimens are valuable representative species in China.

There are many small animals in the wild elephant valley. In the hundred bird garden, there are some rare birds unique to Yunnan and some beautiful ornamental birds. Colorful pheasant, parrot, black swan... You can see these lovely animals without going to the zoo.

The main purpose is to have a try to see wild elephants, because the probability of seeing them with one's own eyes is very small. There have been several times in history.

Travel tips:

Address: next to national highway 213, Mengyang Town, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture

Admission: 65.00 yuan

 opening hours: 08:00 ~ 18:00

Among the numerous scenic spots of Jinghong in Xishuangbanna, Gaozhuang is the place closest to Literature and art. If you are about to leave Xishuangbanna, if you ask local people where they can go for their first stop, they will generally recommend Gaozhuang, because on the one hand, Gaozhuang is closer to the main urban area, on the other hand, Gaozhuang has complete facilities, which can be played from morning to night.

And the people who are constantly pouring into the night market of Gaozhuang are all for the delicious food and snacks in the night market. Barbecue, Dai style cold dishes, original juice, Southeast Asian snacks.

Perhaps because of the environment, the buildings with rich customs are covered up at night, and the ambiguous lights are lit up. At this time, Gaozhuang has the flavor of Dali and Lijiang in some aspects. The people in the night market, dressed in all kinds of clothes, make the night market more beautiful than Dali foreigner street.

Tasting delicious food in Xingguang night market: for foodies, the attraction of Gaozhuang may not lie in its scenery, but in the gradually lively Xingguang night market and its delicious food when night begins to fall. As a matter of fact, there are many night markets in Jinghong, but only one in Gaozhuang is really worthy of literature and art.

In this bustling night market, there are all kinds of things. It's not the same with traveling?

Statement: the pictures and texts are original and cannot be reproduced or used for commercial purposes without the permission of the author. Welcome to tease me about photography, cooperation and solicitation: microblog @ Wu QiuHuang, wechat: wuqiuhuang123 (this man is still single)

In midsummer, I stayed in Xishuangbanna.

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