Xishuangbanna, Yunnan (云南西双版纳)
Xishuangbanna in Yunnan [Photo by mkfly/fengniao.com]
Xishuangbanna is an autonomous prefecture located in southwest Yunnan Province. With its mysterious rainforests, rare plants, wild animals and tropical fruits, it is unquestionably one of the most beloved destinations for travelers all year round. Besides amazing natural beauty, the place is also a home to 13 different minorities, including the Dai, Hani, Bulang, Layu and Jinuo, which make it an ideal place to discover unique culture and experience interesting customs. In December, the weather there becomes dry and warm; it's the best time to escape winter and enjoy the scenery.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden: 80 yuan
Xishuangbanna Virgin Forest Park: 35 yuan
Xishuangbanna Nationality Culture Park: 30 yuan
Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Park: 100 yuan
Best time to visit: April and December
Getting there: You can fly to Xishuangbanna Airport from Kunming, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lijiang and Dal, then take a train, bus or flight to Jinghong.