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Brief introduction of Menglun Tropical Botanic Garden

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Transport information:
Menglun is in southwest Xishuangbanna. It takes 1 hour to get there by high way .Entrance fee is 104 yuan RMB.

Monglun Tropical Botanic Garden is located in a island which is called Calabash Island. Its shape just likes a calabash with two ends big and middle narrow. The silver-belt-like Luosuo River( a tributary of Lancang(Mekong) River )surrounds the three sides of the island and only a narrow path connects it with the high Cuiping Peak. This is the home of Xishuangbanna Tropical Plants Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Science. The environment here is so beautiful with mountain and river around it. It is praised as "the Emerald on the Crown of the Kingdom of Plants".

The Tropical Plants Research Institute was founded in 1959 by dedicated scientists headed by Professor Cai Xitao, a famous botanist. It takes up 860 hectares(15,000 mu) of land. There are more than 3,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants both at home and from abroad growing here. It is not only an important research centre for exploiting, utilizing and protecting our tropical plants, but also a garden-like scenic spot.

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In the Garden, ther are many strange and rare flowers and plants in the garden. The single"big banyan tree " can make a forest. The Upas Tree(Antiarias Tocicaria) produces a lethal poison used on the arrow. The "black-heart" tree can never be cut death when you cut its top, the more branches will grow out. The "glutinous-rice-smelling bamboo" is used to cook rice by the Dai people. The "clock flower" blossoms when the sun rises and closes when the sun sets. The "big root" is like a concrete wall. "The lusenjiao"(strelitziacease) can save people from thirsty and sunstroke. The "dancing herb" rotates gently when listening to the music. The "king lotus" can hold a baby on its broad leave. The "mysterious fruit" can reverse taste, turning sour to sweet.(It is a really magical fruit. I tried to eat "mysterious fruit" first , then to have sour lemon. I can not believe the lemon taste already changed to sweet taste.It is really craze. I am very exciting to enjoy this magical feeling, but my stomach cannot bear so sour juice, it is start to be a little pain.) The "pattra palm" can be used to write Buddhist Scripture on its leaves. The "jackfruit" can blossom and bear fruit on its stalk.(The biggest fruit could be 30kg) The "lard fruit" enjoys the name of "Oil king" in the forest. The "tuanhua tree"(Anthocephalus Chinensis) grows ten times faster than the pine.The "common nepenthes" can small insects. The fruit of "yolk fruit tree" has the some colour, shape and taste as an egg. The "colour-changing flower" changes colour three times daily.The "sensitive grass" closes its leaves when one touches it.

Flowers and plants in Xishuangbanna

Flowers photos of September of 2013

virtural tour film

 English virtural tour film of Botanic Garden

Book room in the Garden