Jinghong Travel GuideLocation: Jinghong is located at the south of Yunnan Province, the middle of Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture..
Population: more than 510,000
Area: with an area of 7,003 square kilometers
Nationalities: Dai Minority Nationalities is the majority.
History: In 1269 of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Jinghong Kingdom was changed into Cheli Army and People General Government which was re-changed into Cheli Xuanwei Shisi (pacification office) in 1384 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In 1570, the commissioner of Cheli Xuanwei Shisi divided its territory into 12 Banna (12 parts). In 1927, Cheli Xuanwei Shisi was made as Cheli County, and then was renamed as Jinghong County in 1958. Finally, it was upgraded as Jinghong City in 1993.
Climate: For its typical geography, Jinghong contains elements of both a tropical wet and dry climate and a humid subtropical climate. Summer is long and there is virtually no "winter" as such; instead, there is a dry season (December thru March) and wet season (May thru October). Annual sunshine hours amount to between 1800 and 2300 and annual rainfall ranging from 1,100 to 1,700 millimetres (43 to 67 in). The coolest month is December and January, averaging 16.5 °C , while the warmest is June, at 26.1 °C .
Transportation: Air- Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport is the second largest airport in Yunnan, located just five kilometers from the downtown. Flights to Kunming, Shanghai, Chengdu and other major cities in China run regularly. There is one weekly international flight to Luang Prabang.
Waterway-There are international waterage line to Laos.
Highway-The speedway from Jinghong to Menghai, Mengla, and Kunming.
The city has the largest public transportation center in Xishuangbanna and connects travelers to nearby cities, towns and villages
Local Specialties: Jade articles, Tree Fossil, Wooden Carve, Coffee, Tea and National Costume
Local Food: Tengchong Bait Wire, Dabopian, Salted Vegetables
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