The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden is located in Menglun, a town in Mengla County which is about 80 kilometers from Jinghong city. It is also called The Tropical Plant Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science as its whole name. It was established in 1950s by Chinese famous botanist Prof. Cai Xitao. The garden boasts more than 3000 species of tropical plants covering an area of 900 hectares, quite a few of which are rare elsewhere, forming a colorful botanical landscape. Twelve special sections are set up to grow plants separately and more than 100 major plants protected by the state are planted here. It is the largest Tropical Botanical Garden in China. It takes about 2-3 hours to finish the whole trip. It is a very comfortable site which can be visited all year round. Every year, it attracts numerous visitors. Usually, it takes about 2-3 hours for this visiting.