Xishuangbanna Culture

Xishuangbanna Ethnic Culture is diverse and colorful. It is a place where multi-ethnic groups inhabit. Different nationalities create different culture. The Dai minority makes up 28.8% of the population, Han 25%, Hani 19.04%, the rest 24.76. The Dai People and Bulang people believe in Buddhism. 

1.Ethnic Groups in Xishuangbanna

According to the investigation, there are mainly 12 ethnic minorities living in Xishuangbanna Prefecture, including Dai, Hani, Yi, Lahu, Blang, Jinuo, Yao, Miao, Hui, Wa, Zhuang and Jingpo, which accounts for 70% of the whole population.

2. Ethnic Townships in Xishuangbanna

Jingha Hani Ethnic Township(景哈哈尼族乡), Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

Jinuoshan Jinuo Ethnic Township(基诺山基诺族乡), Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Gelanghe Hani Ethnic Towship(格朗和哈尼族乡), Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Bulang Mountain Bulang Ethnic Township(布朗山布朗族乡), Menghai County,  Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Xiding Hani Ethnic Bulang Ethnic Township(西定哈尼族布朗族乡), Menghai County,  Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Xiangming Yi Ethnic Township(象明彝族乡), Mengla County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Yaoqu Yao Ethnic Township(瑶区瑶族乡), Mengla County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

3. Traditional Ethnic Villages in Xishuangbanna

• Luote Old Village(洛特老寨村), Jinuo Ethnic Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manchunman Village(曼春满村), Menhan Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Shizijie Street(十字街村), Yiwu Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manfeilong Village(曼飞龙村), Menglong Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manzha Village(曼乍村), Menghan Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manjingbao Village(曼景保村), Gesha Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Bapo Village(巴坡村), Jinuo Ethnic Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Baka Old Village(巴卡老寨), Jinuo Ethnic Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Zhalv Village(扎吕村), Jinuo Ethnic Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Bayazhong Village(巴亚中寨),  Jinuo Ethnic Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Mengman Village(勐满村民小组), Dadugang Township, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Mengjinglai Village(勐景莱村), Daluo Town, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Zhanglang Village(章朗村), Xiding Township, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manlongle Village(曼龙勒村), Mengla Town, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Mandan Village(曼旦村), Mengla County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Mandiu Village(曼丢村), Gasha Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manchunman Village(曼春满村), Menghan Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Manluanga Village(曼峦嘎村), Menghan Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

• Baka Village(坝卡村), Menglong Town, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

4. Ethnic Festivals in Xishuangbanna

Each ethnic minority in Xishuangbanna has their own unique festivals to celebrate such as the The Water Splashing Festival and Closing-door Festival & Opening-door Festival of Dai Minority, “Gatangpa” Festival of Hani Ethnic Minority, The Spring Festival of Lahu Ethnic Minority, Temaoke Festival of Jinuo Ethnic Minority, etc.