Xishuangbanna is an exciting province on China’s vast landscape, and offers a range of intriguing cultural attractions for the curious visitor. To truly savour the area’s attractions, visitors should invest in a stay at a fine hotel in Yunnan that the region is famous for. The Anantara Xishuangbanna, China is a prime hotel Yunnan features, with stylish interiors and modern amenities that cater to business and leisure visitors alike. The Dai Village in Ganlanba provides a fascinating glimpse into elements of Dai livelihood prevalent in the city’s past, and offers a recreation of unique Dai architecture. The huts of the village are built in two floors that are supported by wooden poles, which are strong bamboo lumbers. The first floor is used for cars and poultry and the second floor features the living section, with bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The reason for this unique construction is to prevent snakes from getting into the living quarters. The primary material of construction is bamboo, with leaf coverings used as shelter for the ceilings and walls. The present local government has provided housing subsidiaries as an incentive for people who construct their houses in the traditional Dai structure, in order to preserve this unique element of the past for posterity. The village complex also includes a white pagoda, a fully residential house, a performance house for ethnic ceremonies, a craft house, a Burmese temple and restaurants serving up some delicious local cuisine. There are also water-filled pavilions and wells decorating the village interior. The Dai Village also features some intriguing cultural events such as the water-splashing festival, elephant food drum dance and even traditional Dai weddings. So be prepared to be transported back in time to Dai China when you visit the iconic Dai Village!
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.