Xishuangbanna is autonomous prefecture in the extreme south of Yunnan Province, China. The prefectural seat is Jinghong, the largest settlement in the area and one that straddles the Mekong River, called the Lancang River in Chinese.
The prefecture has an area of 19,700 km2. Xishuangbanna is the home of the Dai people. The region sits at a lower altitude than most of Yunnan, and borders closely on tropical climate.
Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport (JHG) offers flights to/from Hangzhou, Lijiang, Kunming, Beijing, Chengdu, Dali, Diqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Tengchong, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chongqing, Zhengzhou and Shanghai.
There are bus routes to places all over Yunnan and neighbouring provinces. Long-distances buses depart from Kunming South Station and arrive at Jinghong Bus Station, taking about 8-10 hours.
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