Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is located in Menglun Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. The Luosuo River, a branch of the Mekong River - Lancang River, known as Asian Danube, suddenly turns here, creating a picturesque gourd-shaped peninsula, on which this botanical garden is located. Established in 1959, this garden has an area of more than 1,100 hectares and more than 13,000 kinds of plants.
With a warm climate, this garden stays in spring all the year round, characterized by verdant trees, green grass, blossoms and fruits, especially the grand scene of plank buttresses root, old stalk of flowers, strangling, one-tree forest and hanging garden and other tropical rainforest wonders. In late spring and early summer, the night will be dotted with numerous fireflies echoing with the starry sky, creating a fairyland.
With its tropical flowers, beautiful scenes, intense ethnic flavour and rich scientific substance, the Garden has been designated as a national-level tourist scenic spot since 1991, and now receives 250000-300000 tourists a year. A tourist souvenir market and the Cultural Museum of Forest Ethnobotany have been built, with the audio-video Biodiversity Exhibition Hall and other scheduled to be constructed, to meet the increasing demand of tourism.