TianZi health food restaurant:
Health Food Restaurant and food store, Chiang Mai, Thailand
the TianZi Dai house, Xishuangbanna
the TianZi Dai village, Xishuangbanna
the TianZi Naxi Houses, Lijiang
the TianZi Tao Temple, Yangtze Valley
Rice terraces of Yuan Yang
Shangrila: lake Bita Hai
Shangri-La: land use systems
Shangri-La: sinter terraces
tropical Bed & Breakfast at the heart of Xishuangbanna
Xishuangbanna has been a legendary kingdom in history - it still takes
the visitor by its unequaled blend of nature and culture as 14 different
ethnic minorities inhabit this tropical region of Yunnan.
To Eco-Tourism Xishuangbanna offers a tropical paradise of indigenous
culture and endemic species.
Read more about Xishuangbanna's forests,
development, and the environmental
and economic problem of its rubber
See more butterflies,
snakes, and lizards.
Here are some impressions:
the lunar moth and the festival loving Dai peoples:
... and no wonder the peacock originates from Xishuangbanna...
Xishuangbanna is home of the richest biological and ethnic diversity
in Asia. For millennia people of different origin have established their
base of living in the watersheds of the upper Mekong river. The tropical
climate of Xishuangbanna favors the growing of their crops, the collecting
of numerous forest products, and hunting of abundant wildlife.
This situation, however, has changed markedly during this century. Vast
areas of tropical forest have been replaced by rubber plantations and
most cultural minority villagers are no longer finding enough forests
to practice shifting cultivation and hunting.
In an attempt to save the last remaining areas of forests, nature reserves
were established and many thousands of tourists flock to Xishuangbanna
every year to admire these last treasure houses of nature. To design
and implement modern ways of natural resources management which include
peoples participation, the Governments of China and Germany are jointly
working on new concepts and strategies on how to protect nature and
simultaneously maintain the cultural integrity of the ethnic minorities.
Every cultural minority is rich in specific knowledge about nature depending
on the ecological niche they occupy within the watershed. Some are rice
growing societies of the lowlands such as the "Dai", others are experts
in upland farming like the "Aini", and the best hunters are said to
be the "Lahu". This world of indigenous knowledge is further enriched
by the Akha, Hani, Yi, Yao, Bulang, Jinuo, Miao, Kemu, Wa, Lisu, Bai,
Hui, and Zhuang cultural minority groups.
Should you intend to visit Xishuangbanna, please send
us an e-mail. We will arrange whatever accommodation, guided tour
or other interest you may pursue.
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bananas : ginger
: herbs : orchids
: trees : succulents
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Gabrielle's traditional motive Chinese
jewelry : Wu Jialin's black and
rain forests : river
banks of the Mekong : pools : sacred
forests : sinter
terraces : chili growing
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Traveling in Yunnan is for experienced lovers of ethnic
culture with a genuine interested in nature. From the tropical South to
the high alpine North: no other Chinese province offers more cultural
and ecological diversity. Biodiversity is rich in endemic species and
so are the farmers' fields: full of agriculturally rare species and crop
travelers with cultural experience and who prefer tranquility we offer:
TianZi Old Homes you rent an entire ethnic house. No next room
neighbors disturbing you, no tourists annoying you.
home will be in the middle of a cultural setting but smartly hidden from
the noise of "development".
may choose to live in your house alone or with your friends. You may cook
for yourself or visit local restaurants.
TianZi Old Homes have a garden typical for local culture and teaming with
also guarantee that there will be no TV set in your house because we want
you to enjoy time with your friends or a good book.
most old homes are mainly constructed of wood, smoking in the rooms is
TianZi we are working on providing a health food restaurant in all places
where we establish the TianZi Housing scheme.
booking please send us an e-mail to
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