Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture is located in southwest Yunnan Province, with Jinghong city is the capital city. With the booming tourism in Yunnan, travel to Xishuangbanna is much easier now. Jinghong is the transportation hub and travel base for tourists.
5 km away from Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Airport is the second air harbor in Yunnan, just next below Kunming Airport. Since its opening from 1990, the airport's domestic service has covered major cities such as Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu and Chongqing; its international service include Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang. The flight time of non-stop flight from Kunming to Xishuangbanna is about 50 minutes.
Xishuangbanna is 550km away from Kunming, and it takes 9 hours for the whole journey from Kunming to Bannan via expressway. Visitors can take the coach at the Long-distance Passengers station, Nanyao Coach Station and New Southern Passenger Station which are nearby Kunming Railway Station; more than 20 sleeper coaches and expresses depart to Jinghong.
The road traffic network in Xishuangbanna is very convenient, 213 and 214 national roads meets in Jinghong, roads reach to Mengla, Lancang and other places in the prefecture. When arriving in Jinghong, you can go to any scenic spot by taking the bus at any passenger station and Xishuangbanna passenger transport station.
"Lancang-Mekong" is the sixth long river in the world, flowing across six countries, and known as the "Oriental Danube", it's a famous international waterway. Jinghong Port is a national harbor made up of three docks of Jinghong, Ganlanba and Guanlei. Jinghong port is for waterway, and has opened water transport routes to Chiang Saen, Thailand and Luang Prabang, Laos.