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Unique place – Xishuangbanna

As a national scenic resort, Xishuangbanna is a beautiful place with rich nature, historical and cultural attractions, tropical forests, interlacing of various famous folk groups and many more. other
Xishuangbanna Autonomous Region in Yunnan Province, China, with a total area of ​​19,700 square meters. km, is the birthplace of the people give. Since this place is at a lower level than most other districts, a mild tropical climate reigns here, attracting many tourists from around the world.
Xishuangbanna is a true haven of biodiversity. There are still some recent Asian elephants here. Although these animals are protected by law, many plants are under threat due to the 50-year-old spread of rubber plantations, which completely destroyed part of Chinese forests. Therefore, now it is safe to say about monoculture as an unhealthy trend.
The main powerful resources of the autonomous region in Yunnan province, attracting tourists here, are the Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden (Menglun); The Manfeilong Pagoda of 1203 is an octagon-shaped, known by such names as the White Flying Dragon Pagoda or simply the White Pagoda. Also, because of its similarity to bamboo shoots, arising from the soil after the spring rains, the Manfailong Pagoda has received another name – the Bamboo Shoots Pagoda. The list of tourist attractions adds Jingzhen Pavilion Buddhist Hinayana Temple; the primeval habitat of wild Asian elephants, buffaloes, peacocks, rhesus monkeys and other animals Wild Elephant Gully with a total area of ​​369 hectares; houses of the people give from ganlanba etc.
Located in the city of Jinghong, its area is 115400 square meters. m. The history of the park has more than 1,300 years. According to legend, the king of the people Dai came to this park with her daughter, the princess was so fascinated by the beauty of this place that she lost her soul and forgot about everything around. Today in the park, on the grass near the lake, the locals love to relax. The park has enclosures with peacocks, elephant shows, you can ride a boat on the lake. In the evening, a restaurant opens, where a show program with national dances and Dai folk music takes place.
Xishuangbanna is famous for its famous traditional ethnic Water-Splashing Festival (Water Splashing Festival), when locals wash themselves clean, change into new clothes and go to the worship of the Buddha on the first day of the holiday. People flock in a Buddhist temple and build a tower of sand. This event has another name – the Bathing Feast of the Lord Buddha.
The most fun day of the grand event with a scope and magnificence begins when swimming competitions, boat races, the launch of special local rockets and magnificent Kunming sky lanterns begin. The festival continues from April 13 to 15. In general, the execution of this tradition is considered the most important event in the area, thanks to which the participants of the festival have a chance to breathe a little life into their quiet and measured life.
Chinese people give three major celebrations to celebrate – this is the Water Spray Festival already described, as well as the Opening Door Festival and the Closing Door Festival. Grandiose actions take place on different stupas. The last two celebrations are entirely devoted to the Buddha.

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