Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Manting Park

Manting Park is located in the southeast of Jinghong City, Yunnan Province. It has hills and rivers, as well as rich ethnic cultural landscapes. It is a natural village-style park and a historic city park in Xishuangbanna. In Manting Park, travelers can go to the vine plant area and the Peacock Garden to see the animals and plants, and they can also visit the Dai and Thai-style buildings, and they can also watch the singing and dancing performances of ethnic minorities in the evening.

Manting Park is about 2 kilometers away from the urban area and is located in the triangle area where the Lancang River and Liusha River converge, covering an area of ​​more than 400 acres. There are more than 500 well-preserved ancient iron sword trees and vegetation. As soon as you walk through the gate, you are attracted by the tropical and exotic scenery. Manting Park is the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. Come here, walk into the magnificent Dai Palace and experience the ancient Dai culture. Regarding the Manting Royal Garden, there is a local saying that in the history of the Dai people, it was once the place for the feudal lords and the chieftains to enjoy the flowers. Legend has it that when Princess Dai came to play in the park, the beautiful scenery of the park attracted the soul of the Princess, so it was named Chunhuan Park, which means “garden of soul” in Dai.

There are 8 scenic spots in Manting Park, including ethnic culture square, vine plant area, tropical orchid garden, peacock garden, release lake, Buddhist culture area, tree planting memorial area, and tea garden culture area. The scenic spot embodies the three themes of “Dai royal culture, Buddhist culture, and Dai folk culture”. You can row boats in the park and see wild bears, boars, pythons, peacocks and various birds. It is open for tourists during the day and has the taste of “Imperial Garden”. In the evening, the “Lancang River•Mekong River Night” theatrical performance and bonfire party are the biggest highlights of the park and are worth watching.

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