21 days in Tibet, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture & Xiamen Itinerary

21 days in Tibet, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture & Xiamen Itinerary

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Lhasa
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Jinghong
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Xiamen
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Lhasa

— 8 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street, steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lhasa online trip maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lhasa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, expect nights in Lhasa to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jinghong.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Jinghong

— 6 nights
Jinghong has become a popular stopover for backpackers and domestic holidaymakers drawn to the area's landscape and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jinghong: Sipsongpanna Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Mengla County) and Ancient Tea Route (in Menghai County). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rubber Plantation, Sipsongpanna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Olives Dam, walk around Manting Park, and take a peaceful walk through Peacock Garden, Sipsongpanna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinghong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Jinghong takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Xiamen.

Things to do in Jinghong

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Xiamen

— 6 nights

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Change things up with a short trip to Quanzhou Maritime Museum in Quanzhou (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Gulangyu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xiamen Riyuegu Hot Spring Resort Communities, trek along Kulangsu Huandao Road, and stroll around Xianyue Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiamen day trip planning website.

Fly from Jinghong to Xiamen in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tibet travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.

Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture travel guide

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Parks · Gardens · Nature & Parks
Xishuangbanna, Sibsongbanna, or Sipsong Panna, shortened to Banna is a Tai Lü autonomous prefecture in the extreme south of Yunnan, China. The prefectural seat is Jinghong, the largest settlement in the area and one that straddles the Mekong, called the "Lancang River" in Chinese.This region of China is noted for its distinct culture, unlike that of the Han Chinese. The people, architecture, language, and culture more similarly resembles that of the Tai peoples, which includes the Thai and Lao.EtymologySipsongpanna is a Tai Lü compound consisting of sipsong "twelve", pan "township" and na "rice paddy". The name refers to the traditional division of the mueang into twelve districts that were called panna (literally "township rice-fields") The etymology is parallel to the autonomous Tai-speaking region in French Indochina from 1890 to 1945 called Sip Song Chau Tai meaning "twelve Tai cantons".

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