Xishuangbanna Travel Tips

Xishuangbanna Travel Tips will be helpful to plan your trip to here. For a better travel experience, it's necessary to read the information below.

‣ Useful Numbers

Phone Dialing Code: 0691 
Postcode: 666100 
Emergency Call
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Weather Forecast: 121
Tourist complaint: 2162177
Consumers' Complaint: 12315
Comprehensive Information: 12580 
Airport information desk: 0691-2159130
Taxi complaint: 0691-2132173

‣ Money Exchange

Money exchange is offered in any one of the 12 exchanges of Bank of China in Xishuangbanna. Bank of China Xishuangbanna Branch is located on Minzu Nan Road, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture.

‣ Language

Most of people in Xishuangbanna are Dai people, Jinuo people or Bulang people. They all have their own languages, which are quiet different from Chinese. Most of them can speak good Chinese but hardly English.

‣ Best time to Visit Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna weather is featured by 'hot'. The annual average temperature is 21.9℃. November to next May is dry season with cool weather so that it is the hot tourism season. Especially in April, the Water Splashing Festival attracts numerous tourists to visit and join in the cheerful activity. Every June to October is the rainy season of Xishuangbanna. The weather is wet and hot but abundant fruits can be tasted in this time. What’ more, few tourists choose to come in rainy season so the expenditure will be decreased.

‣ Xishuangbanna Dressing Tips

Tourists had better bring more T-shirts, short pants and one piece of thin coat to prevent the cool weather at night. And sandal is necessary because of the hot weather.

• Dry Season(November to May): Bring sun glasses, sun creen, mosquito repellent, sunhat and medicine to prevent heatstroke.

• Rainy Season(July to October): Due to the wet weather, you may feel uncomfortable when sweat streaming. It's recommended to bring  a piece of small towel, umbrella, mosquito repellent, sunscreen and medicine to prevent heatstroke.

‣ Consumption Level of Xishuangbanna

The consumption level in Xishuangbanna is lower than in Kunming. Apart from the period of Water Splashing festival, the price of accommodation and food will be increased. 

 ‣ Network

Most of hotels, hostels and bars in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna can provide free Wifi service. 

‣ Taboo

• If you travel alone, please don't tell stranger your travel destination casually.

• Tourists had better not arrive at the destination at night. If you can't avoid arriving late, it's recommended to stay near airport.

• Tourists should respect the folk custom and taboo of local ethnic minorities especially when you have a visit to local villages and residences.

Nationality No-Nos



• Water is so important that Dai people care a lot about the cleanness of water. There is a well with beautiful decroration in every Dai village, into which nobody can throw anything.

• Except for believing in Hinayana Buddhism, Dai nationality still keeps original religion. In daily life, Dai people will hold many sacrifice activities that tourists can not have a look.

• The bedrooms of Dai people are not opened to outsiders.

• If you see symbol of “米” in the door of bamboo house, it represents that this family has pregnant woman. At this time, outsiders are not welcomed.

 Jinuo Nationality

 • During every lunar month, Jinuo village will have sacrifice activity lasting for three days. At that time, outsiders are not allowed to go into the village.

 Bulang Nationality

 • Before enter in the bamboo house, visitors should take off their shoes.

 • Each Bulang family has its own family god to worship, which is packed by banana leaf or sugarcane leaf and forbidden to touch.

 • Outsiders can not touch the headcloth of Bulang male because it is the representative of their dignity.