Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is one of the most wonderful places to visit in Yunnan Province. Known for its tropical climate and colorful culture it is one of the most splendid cities to tour. Located east of Myanmar and Laos, Xishuangbanna exhibits culture infused with Southeast Asia elements. Xishuangbanna has been home to the Dai ethnic minority since ancient times and continues today to be the dominant ethnic group in the autonomous region.
One of the highlights of Xishuangbanna is its biodiversity, it it’s the only region in China to have a tropical rainforest along with a nature reserve. There is also the famous Elephant Valley which was recently visited by Prince William. Within the Elephant Valley are rescued Asian elephants which have been saved from the wild. What’s more Xishuangbanna is a popular destination during the Water Splashing Festival which is celebrated by the Dai ethnic minority.