Xishuangbanna Dai Garden is located in Menghan Town, southeast of Jinghong City. The Dai Garden consists of five well-preserved natural villages of the Dai nationality, namely Manjiang, Manchunman, Manting, Manzha, and Manga Village. No matter which village you walk into, you will see typical Burmese pagodas and traditional Dai bamboo buildings, and feel the rich Dai culture. It intensively displays Dai history, culture, religion, sports, architecture, living customs, clothing, food, production and life.
Entering the gate of the scenic spot, you will feel that the dotted Dai cultural heritage makes people stand in awe of the ancient Dai culture. Firstly, you can see the Yingbin Square, where the enthusiastic Dai family dances, sings greetings, and sprinkles. Later, you will come to Manchunman Ancient Buddhist Temple, which is one of the ancient Buddhist temples in Xishuangbanna. It has a history of more than 1,400 years. When you enter the temple, you can worship Buddha and pray for blessings in the chanting.
Every year from April 13th to 15th is the Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna, for the rest of the time, tourists can only enjoy the fun of splashing water in the Dai Garden. Dai Garden is about 30 minutes’ drive from Jinghong City. It is a simple and natural village by the Lancang River. The grand festival of the Dai family in Xishuangbanna is the Water Splashing Festival. You can feel this enthusiastic scene in the Splashing Square in the Dai Garden. The Songkran Festival here is arranged every day, first of all, it is the commemorative activities, and then is enjoying the splashing water activity. Hundreds of people gather by the pool and splash each other to wash away the dust and sins. It is very fun. Remember to bring a set of replacement clothes.