The Xishuangbanna Virgin Forest Park is any nature lover’s dream and provides an excellent learning environment to the visitor. Consisting of ten zones and fifty significant sites, you also have the chance to take a glimpse into the living patterns of several native groups. The custom and traditions practiced by these ancients are pretty much alive in modern day China, hence they become a live aspect of their culture. The biodiversity of the park surpasses that of many such parks, the blend of flora and fauna found in this area forms a great part of the natural treasures of China.
The peacock reproduction site and the monkey domestication site are few of the favourites amongst the visitors. You could also visit the local Dai people at the Peacock Park of Great China and see them perform the much-admired peacock dance. The Garden Of Ethnic Cultures representing about ten minor tribes of the area is an excellent representation of the unique elements of Chinese culture. You may also visit a few of their native dwellings, view their typical habitats and witness national customs and traditions re- enacted with style.
The astounding variety of indigenous species and plants found in the park is another unique feature of it all. Many varieties of pythons, lizards and pangolins are found at this park, not forgetting the black bears. Many biologists are captivated by the large number of indigenous plants in the area as well. Famous for the stunning views and the natural beauty of the place, it is not surprising that it has bagged the title of ‘the best preserved tropical rainforest in the Tropic of Cancer.’ It is advisable that you get secure an up-to-date map of the forest park before you venture on your own as you could easily get lost.
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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 hopes to visit them all someday.