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Yoga in tropical rain forest of Xishuangbanna

By : | Published: 2012-10-15

A Yi girl shows Yoga in the Tropical Rain Forest Scenic Area in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. Yoga in winter has become a health-keeping tourism in the prefecture. [Xinhua]

Xishuangbanna is miraculous in keeping large areas of tropical rain forests which make up only 1/500 that of the country. About 5000 species of seed plant and pteridophyte grow here, accounting for 1/6 of the total in China and 1/3 in Yunnan among.

Mengla Tropical Rain Forest Scenic Area, where towering trees are among the many varieties of tropical flora that rise above peaceful Dai, Yao and Aini villages, where visitors can witness song and dance performances, including "Alianya Legend," an orchestrated spectacular. In the forest, tall trees shade the sky. In order to get more sunlight, the trees compete severely against each other. In this way they become taller and taller.

Yoga in winter has become a health-keeping tourism in the prefecture, which has attracted a majority of tourists.

Travel tips: It costs 40 yuan to the Tropical Rain Forest Scenic Area, about 10 km from the county seat in Xishuangbanna.

Admission: 60 yuan for entrance

Opening hours: from 8:30 to 18:00

A Yi girl show Yoga on the Air Corridor, the highest passage hung on tree crests in the world. [Xinhua]

A Yi girl and some monks who believe in Hinayana. [Xinhua]

(Editor:Lynn)

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