A big-leaf banyan tree growing in tropics and subtropical zone is located 3.5 km south Da Luo town near the boundary of China-Myanmar, with the height of 28 meters, the history of 900 years, the covering area of 120 square meters which acts as both a fence and a green protective screen.

Some aerial roots will grow from the trunk of the big banyan tree to whose base they would twine. Through the branches of the banyan tree breaks 32 aerial roots that are hanging down into the earth to be an aerial roots jungle. These straight aerial roots stand in lines like the soldiers who protect their motherland at the frontier, which makes people respectful. Therefore, the One-Tree-Grove scenery in Da Luo town is indispensable for the tourists to Xishuangbanna.

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The Water-sprinkling Festival happens in the middle of April (the sixth month on the Tai calendar) and lasts from three to five days. It is a favorite festival of the ethnic groups of Dai, Achang, De’ang, Bulang, and Wa. Celebrations include dragon boat racing and water sprinkling. It is believed that the water sprinkle onto someone or even get him or her soaked will bring that person good luck. The tradition of water sprinkling originates from a legend of seven young women who killed a monster that they were forced to marry. They cut its head off with his own hair. However, they had to hold its head by turns because the head would produce flames when it touched the ground. The girls would pour water over the girl who had held the monster’s head for the past year in order to wash the monster’s blood stains from the girl’s clothes.

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China’s elephants exist only in tropical rain forest in Xishuangbanna now. The Xishuangbanna wild elephant valley, is the best place for wild elephant researches,that make xishuangbanna wild elephant valley be famous.If you are luck enough,you can witness elephants here, of course most people didn’t have such opportunities.The unique tropical rain forest landscape, has attracted more and more people.

       Xishuangbanna wild elephant valley is 45km away on the north of Jinghong City and 115 kilometers on the south of Simao City, No.213 State Road nearby.The wild elephants mainly living in Mengyang Nature Reserve where wild elephant valley located in,Mengyang rainforest nature reserve has about three hundred existing Asian elephant, twenty of them are domesticated.And now at main scenic spots in wild elephant valley,there has walking trails across the whole area and there also has elevated corridors, tree hotels, forest bar just for visitors to watch elephant activities. In addition, the scenic area is also rich in ethnic customs shows, Daily 11:00 am ~ 12:00 , 14:00 ~ 15:00 there have free performances for tourists, but if you want to take pictures with the elephants, charges will be 10 yuan.

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