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Ganlanba (Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Park)

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Introduction to Ganlanba (Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Park)

Ganlanba is also named Menghan in Thai language. It is a well-preserved primitive Dai minority residence area, located in the lower reach of Lantsang River, about 40km from Jinghong city. There is a Dai minority park in Ganlanba, encompassing two main villages and three smaller villages resided by Dai people in bamboo houses. Geographically, it is a small basin covering an area of less than 50 km² with the Lantsang River winding through. It registers the lowest place in Xishuangbanna, with an elevation of 530m.

Ganlanba features a tropical rainforest climate, hot and humid, which bestows the area with natural bounty.Forest and fields of coconut, arena nuts, banana, pineapple, jackfruit, lychee, and mango affords the local with abundant fruit supply and gorgeous landscape.

Although the real Water Splashing Festival falls in April, this unique ritual is practiced twice a day within the park and welcomes tourist to join in the fun. Besides, Dai minority dance by performers in colorful minority costumes to Dai music is among hot activities sought by tourists.

Unique Dai food in Ganlaba is another highlight when visiting the place. Grilled Fish with Lemongrass, Zhutongfan (steamed rice in bamboo cubes), Steamed Rice in Pineapple, Stewed Chicken with Sour Bamboo Shoot are signature dishes.

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Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

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Main Sights

Man Song Man (Garden Village), Man Ting (Flower and Fruit Village), Buddhist pagodas, Dai food stalls, Water Splashing Ritual

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Travel Information

Park admission: CNY100/person

Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:00

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There are several bus stations in Jinghong city center. Tourists should go to Banna Bus Station for buses bound for Mengla and get off at Ganlanba. The bus journey takes about one hours.

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Travel Tips 

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

3. Please show respect to local religious customs and obtain approval before take photos.

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