There are many natural landscapes that China can boast of and the Air Corridor overlooking the Mengla Forest is one of them. Recognized as the highest ever green corridor in the world, the Air Corridor is a walkway that connects two countries, China and Laos. The corridor is located in China’s Sanchahe Nature Reserve in the Yunan Province. It overlooks an extensive rainforest that spreads across China and shares borders with Laos as well as Burma. The Mengla Forest is popular because of the rich biodiversity that dwells in the area and the undisturbed habitats of plants and animals found here.
The Sanchahe Nature Reserve is difficult to maintain as the effects of human pollution affect the growth of the rainforest. The people of the Yunan Province fight hard to preserve the natural environment in Mengla and at its open air-museum one will find details about how to protect and conserve natural forests and their habitats. The forest also helps the people in the area as it is a good source for their livelihoods.
The Air Corridor is a 2.5 km stretch which is like an aerial walkway. This means that you enjoy a 360 degree view of the forested landscapes. The Mengla Forest is known for the Parashorea trees that grow there; these are willowy trees that are extremely tall with adult trees growing up to around 70 metres tall.
The Parashorea trees are by far the most attractive aspect of the area. While walking down the corridor you feel that you have been transported to a mid-air setting and even get a sense of strolling across the branches of trees. The Mengla forest is covered by hundreds of Parashorea trees and they increase the density of this forested area. Apart from that the rich diversity of the forest is sure to amaze you. The feeling you get when you walk down the corridor is difficult to describe, it is something that visitors to China must indulge in.
When searching for the very best in accommodation in the Yunan Province look for luxury hotels in China. The luxury hotel resorts offer the best facilities and ensure that you will enjoy your vacation in the country. Consider staying at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, which has property in the Yunnan Province as well.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.