Straddling the Lancang River and bordering Myanmar and Laos in China’s southernmost region, Xishuangbanna is an autonomous prefecture located in Yunnan Province. Situated in Gasa Town, the Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel is just 8 kilometers from Jinghong’s city center and only a 10-minute drive from Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport (JHG), formerly known as Jinghong International Airport. As part of the Gasa Tourism Zone, our hotel is near entertainment, restaurants, an ethnic-minority center containing a cluster of Dai-style homes, and ecological residential and health-enhancement districts.
Explore Xishuangbanna’s rich biodiversity. Wild Elephant Valley is teeming with wildlife, including elephants, oxen, peacocks, and monkeys. Take a cable ride to enjoy the rainforest from the air, then see the tropical birds and butterfly displays before watching a peacock show or wild elephant performance. Surrounded by rivers and mountains, the scenic Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden contains thousands of plant species. Visit the dense betel palms, coconut palms, oil palms, and banana trees at Ganlan Ba (Olive Plain). Within the forest, you can admire bamboo houses on stilts and typical Buddhist pagodas.
Historical culture can be found at the Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion or the White Feilong Pagodas. Situated on the top of Manfeilong Mountain, the latter comprises nine white Hinayana pagodas with rising, golden pinnacles housing colorful paintings, sculptures, and other relics. In the heart of town, the popular Chunhaun (Manting) Park also contains a Buddhist temple and was once an imperial garden.
Sample some of the area’s highly praised foods, including Xishuangbanna’s famed strong-tasting tea. Indigenous tropical fruit includes coconuts, bananas, pineapples, lychees, longan, jackfruit, oranges, egg fruit, mangoes, melons, pomelos, and passion fruit.