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Tropical Botanical Garden, Xishuangbanna

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Tropical Botanical Garden, Xishuangbanna

(中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园  zhōng guó kē xué yuàn xī shuāng bǎn nà rè dài zhí wù yuán)

Giant waterlily pond in the evening [Photo/cas.cn]

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in 1959. Geographically, it lies between 101°25′E,21°41′N, with an elevation of 570 meters above sea level. Its average annual temperature is 21.4℃. Following its separation from Kunming Institute of Botany and its combination with Kunming Institute of Ecology, the new XTBG came into being in 1997. It is a research institution engaged in scientific research, species preservation, scientific communication, development of science & technology, and a well-known scenic spot.

XTBG’s 1,125-hectare area includes a 250-hectare patch of well-preserved primary tropical rainforest. XTBG’s excellent preservation of over 13,000 species of plants in its 35 living collections has enhanced its reputation for being one of the most diverse botanical gardens for outdoor plants in the world.

At the western entrance of XTBG, the souvenir booths are unique collection of eye-catching trinkets you can take home with you. You can purchase many beautiful and unique souvenirs with local characteristics, tropical fruits, drinks and snacks.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Opening Hours: 7:30 am-6:30 pm, 7 days a week

Ticket Price: Ticket: 80 yuan ($11.53), discounts with valid certificates

Address: XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, 666303, China

Transportation:
By air: From Kunming to Jinghong (full price: RMB 1,100, discount tickets are frequent.), about 50 minutes; From Jinghong to XTBG, by bus, about one hour.
By bus:From Kunming to Mengglun, or from Kunming-Jinghong-Menglun (RMB 180-240).

Tel: +86-691-8715914

Website: http://english.xtbg.cas.cn/ 

Note:
Please protect the environment.

Flower Garden [Photo/cas.cn]
The fruit stalls in XTBG [Photo/cas.cn]

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