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In many aspects, Xishuangbanna is China's own Mini-Thailand. As far as the population of this southernmost part of Yunnan is concerned, it is indeed more Thai than Chinese. In this district, the minority (and by Chinese definition the Dais populating the area are a minority) are actually the majority. Of the district's population of more 650,000, more than half belong to the Dais who is just as closely related to the Thais of Thailand as the name suggests. The Han Chinese make up o­nly about a quarter of the population. The district's name, too, is more Thai than Chinese. "Sip song pan na" is Thai for "Twelve thousand rice fields", and that's what the fertile district has been called among the local Thai, or Dai, population for centuries. Xishuangbanna is China's Mini-Thailand, too, because like Thailand in all of Southeast Asia, Xishuangbanna is, among China's provinces, a

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  • Baisha Murals

    Baisha Murals

    Introduction:Baisha Murals is 16 kilometers away from Lijiang City, and it is the birthplace of theTujia and is also the earliest settlement of the Naxi Bazi in Lijiang. Baisha Mural..

  • Yushui Village

    Yushui Village

    Introduction:Yushui Village is the central region of the Naxi Dongba Holy Land, the ancient city is the source of Lijiang., Baisha Township in Lijiang County is the birthplace of the cent..

  • Yu-feng Temple

    Yu-feng Temple

    Introduction:Yu-feng Temple is located in Baisha Town in the north of Lijiang, which is o­ne of five biggest La Ma Temples, and is 13 km away from the county seat. The buildings was..

  • Laojun Mountain

    Laojun Mountain

    Introduction:The ninety nine Dragon Ponds is another main landscape in Laojun Mountain except the azaleas. It is understood by the Laojun people that the number of lakes is indeed 99 in L..

  • Ganhaizi


    Introduction:Ganhaizi is a large natural pastures in the east of the Yulong Snow Mountain. Ganhai is 23 km away from the city, with 3,100 meters above sea level. It is an alpine meadow, ..

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