Jinghong Travel Guide

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Jinghong Overview

Jinghong is the capital city of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, China. Every year Jinghong draws a lot of tourists from all over the country to experience its warm climate, tropical forest and Dai culture and architecture. It's a good stopover before going to Laos & Thailand.

The city is very busy with lots of cars and motorbikes. Oil Palm trees are planted along the street. You can find fast food restaurant, cinema, bookshops (only chinese books), sportwear shops, boutiques, hospitals and parks. The city is not big and you can walk around the city by foot. Don't forget to visit the night market on Mengla road if you stay overnight. There is a stretch of western restaurants near the night market where you can get tourist information and free map.

There is an airport in Jinghong which is commonly known as Xishuangbanna or Banna airport. There are regular flights to Kunming, Chengdu, Dali, Lijiang and Shanghai but strangely no direct flight to Beijing. There is a port where you can take boatride to Thailand via the Mekong river. There are several bus stations in the city. Buses to Laos are available and run frequently. The newly built highway is making traveling faster.