Take a stroll in the lovely botanical gardens of Menglun in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Menglun is located about 75km southeast of Jinghong on the banks of the Luosuo River, a tributary of the Lancang Jiang (Mekong River). The main attraction of Menglun is the beautiful Menglun Tropical Garden which situated across the Luosuo River and spreading over 900 hectares.
The park has been founded in 1959 and today more than 8000 species of plants can be found in Menglun Tropical Garden. A small ethno botany museum displays of a model tropical forest. The road from Jinghong to Menglun first follows the Lancang Jiang (Mekong River) in a southerly direction to Menghan (Ganlanba) before heading northeast to Menglun. The road has recently been rebuild and the Menglun Tropical Garden can now be reached in less than 1 hour from Jinghong. There are several authentic Dai Villages along the way.