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Address: Jinghong, China

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Tropical China

We did stay a week in Xishuangbanna in April 2017. We came for the water festival and had a great time! After that we did some trips around the area and loved the tropical and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did stay a week in Xishuangbanna in April 2017. We came for the water festival and had a great time! After that we did some trips around the area and loved the tropical and laid back atmosphere of the region.

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Phuket
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If nothing else Xishuangbanna ofers a chance to warm up if you've been in more northern parts of China in March as I had. The weather was great, around 30 C everyday. The place is great too and well worth a visit. Home of the Dai people it definately has a different feel to it, more laid back I'd say.

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Xishuangbanna with the city of Jinghong is the Autonomous Administrative Area of the Dai People in China and reflects their culture, faith and lifestyle which resemble those of south-east Asia, mainly Thailand. The hilly landscape is dotted with rural villages and towns and all is covered with lush green and with vast areas of tropical rainforest home to many rare... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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162 reviews
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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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9 reviews
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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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