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Dai village life - Yunnan province, China

Duration: 1 day
Start: Jinghong

Tropical botanical gardens and daily life in a Dai village.



A nature lover? Anxious to know more about daily life in a Dai village? Feel welcomed...

Following the Mekong River, will give you ample opportunities to shoot beautiful pictures. Our first destination will be the Ganlaba Dai market. Besides, you can witness true traditional Dai houses built on stilts, locals worshipping Buddha in the Hynayana temple and hard work in the fields. An amazing experience.
Then we continue to the botanical garden in Menglun. Over 10,000 tropical plants are hosted by the Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun. These are preserved in 34 living collections, covering an area of 900 hectares. It might keep you busy for a while!


Start and End Dai village and Botanical Garden excursion

Best is to start this excursion in Jinghong. Your private car will be waiting for you after breakfast at your hotel in Jinghong.
An English speaking guide will accompany you during the day and explains all the things you would like to know about the Dai minority and the Tropical Botanical Garden.
After the excursion you will be brought back to your hotel in Jinghong. But, if you have another destination in mind, please let us know. We can make arrangements.


Tips, remarks, and ideas

  1. Take a look at the other excursions that depart from Jinghong. You might like to make a combination:
    • Market in Menghai, Jingzhen Octagonal pavilion, Bulang and Aini village
    • Wild Elephant Valley
    • Manfeilong village, White Stupas, Dai villages, rubber plantation
  2. Other ideas:
    • Jinuo Cultural Village
    • Skytree Tropical Rainforest Park
    • Virgin Forest Park
    • Xiding market
    • Dai Minority Garden