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Xishuangbanna

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Address: Jinghong, China

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A beautiful stopover offering a taste of Thailand if you are traveling between Chian and Lao or Thailand

I really enjoyed my short stay here. The town is small and is really accessible on foot if you can walk a lot. It really gave a taste of Northern Thailand without having to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my short stay here. The town is small and is really accessible on foot if you can walk a lot. It really gave a taste of Northern Thailand without having to go there. It was a quiet town, with a few decent sites, the big Buddha temple and Manting park are two great ones. also take some... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very interesting and lots of local culture. It is sadly been ruined by the over development of the Wanda Chinese Company. A lot of unsightly development with a lot of low quality merchants.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a beautiful place where you can enjoy scenic nature, tribal history and culture, delicious Thai and local food. There is a specialty local cuisine where fish is cooked in pressured stone wok - observe the unique way to clean the stone wok. When the dish is cooked, its soup should be tasted first for its freshness of fish... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have just spent 9 days at the Hilton here (an OK resort hotel with very friendly staff) and would suggest the following places to visit. I am a 60 year old Brit, living in China and well travelled. Must see - Daixiu Show, Tropical Botanical Gardens Recommended - Dai Village, Rubber dinghy trip on the Mekong, Gaozhuang (evening market),... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We flew from Kunming to Xishuangbanna. Spent two days there before heading out to Luang Namtha, Laos. We stayed at the old town. Kinda nice laid back place. A lot of restaurants and cafes, we also like the night market. Food is really good, a little bit pricey but you are in a tourist area so kind of expecting it.... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I spent over a week in Xishuangbanna, having first visited in 1984 and again about 15 years ago. Infrastructure development has been amazing, rubber plantations now cover about 20% of the land, but it also has retained some impressive natural areas. This is the last part of China that still has significant numbers of elephants, and this species has become... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The first impression anyone been to Jinghong would be surprised that most of the buildings resemble the design of Thai temple. Well, the city itself are made of majority of Dai Tribe and they are actually from Thailand long long time ago. The language spoken here are Mandarin with a very unique accent of Yunnan influence and also Thai... Communication... More 

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Xishuangbanna is at the very south-west border of China. As a consequence, what you can find here is a mixture of architectural styles and cultures from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Chinese ethnic minorities.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Jonghong is a very relaxed, laid-back city. The night market offeres delicious food (we tried only the veggie dishes though...).

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Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Visitors can take a car and see the show around the forest and see the forest, the cultural of Tai Lue.

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