Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Village
Introduction to Yunnan Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Village
Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Village is the collective name of 5 ethnic villages located within Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Park, about 28km away from Jinghong urbal area. The five villages, Man Song Man (Garden Village), Man Ting (Flower and Fruit Village) being the two larger ones and Man Jiang, Man Zha, Man Ga the other three smaller ones, fall under the jurisdiction of Menghan Town.
The village is concentrated with Dai minority of Yunnan Province which originates from the people of Thailand and Laos. Up to the present, there are Dai locals residing in the village, making it a live museum of Dai ethnic culture heritage. Through the villages features detached bamboo houses in typical Dai style, in blend with charming tropical rural landscape and Buddhist pagodas. Everywhere in the village, lush tropical trees such as coconut palms, mango trees, pineapple trees, and etc. can be found offering pleasant shade to the village.
Despite that Water Splashing Festival happens in mid-April, twice-a-day water splashing rituals are practice in the village for visitor to participate and check out the festive joy. Following the water splashing is a show performed by dancers in colorful dress with ethnic hues.
The small family-owned restaurants in the village affords visitors with bounty options. Visitors are most welcome to walk into one of them tucked in a bamboo house for quintessential Dai local food touch.
Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province
Man Song Man (Garden Village), Man Ting (Flower and Fruit Village), Buddhist pagodas, Dai food stalls, Water Splashing Ritual
Ticket: CNY100 to enter the Minority Park
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 19:00
From Banna Bus Station in Jinghong city center, tourists can take buses bound for Mengla and get off at Ganlanba. The bus journey takes about one hour.
1. Recommended length of visit: 5 hours
2. Best season to visit: October to the next June when the climate is ideal for tourists activities. Water Splashing Festival is in mid-April and lasts for three days.
3. Please show respect to local religious customs and obtain approval before take photos.
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