"Jinhong (Xishanbanna): The Chinese Mekong portal" Jinghong by Richard.GVA

Jinghong Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 98 photos

Worth a stop

Many backpackers pass through this rather large town on their way from/to Laos. I stayed here for a couple of nights and do not regret it. Travel Cafés offer interesting day tours and trekking to ethnic minority dwellings in scenic surroundings.
There is also a fast boat service (8 hrs) to Thailand, usually 3 times a week, subject to a minimum of abt 20 passengers and water conditions (no boats this spring because the Mekong water level was ways too low).
Contact a Jinhong travel café for booking and guidance)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good travel connections by road or air
  • Cons:Nobody speaks English (best to look for travel café)
  • In a nutshell:More than just a bus stop
  • Last visit to Jinghong: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2010
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Hi excited to see your pg here as always hoped to get to Xishuangbanna one day after regretting not going there when I was travelling down from Kunming to Dali and Lijiang...

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2010 at 5:16 AM

    By that lake we had lovley nights. People came together, danced and played instuments... and sang. Atmosphere the finest, and pineapples most delicious. Jinghong is not bad place to visit at all and I agree

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