Bordering with Burma in the south, Jinghong is an important port city linking China with the Southeast Asian countries and regions, having a border line of 112.39 kilometers (70 miles). It covers a total area of 7,000 square kilometers (2,703 square miles), with thirteen towns and 86 villages under its prefecture.
Xishuangbanna Airport (Xishuangbanna Jinghong Airport), is the second largest airport in Yunnan. National Highways No.213 and No.214 join in Jinghong, and 85% of the town roads here are paved with asphalt. Meanwhile, the international express highway from Kunming to Bangkok also passes the area.
The Lancang-Mekong River enjoying the fame as 'the Danube of the East' flows through the area. Jinghong Port is the first grade national port in China, from which passengers can get to Burma, Laos, Thailand and other places aside the Lancang-Mekong River.
Location: Xishuangbanna Airport is situated 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) to the southwest of Jinghong City.
Brief Intro: Established in 1990, Xishuangbanna Airport is the second largest airport in Yunnan. It covers an area of 1620 mu (266.9 acres), including a 20.4 thousand square meters (50.4 acres) apron with four gate positions and a 7859 square meters (11.8 acres) terminal building. The 2200 meters (1.2 miles) long runway here can handle planes like B737. Now, it has flights connecting Xishuangbanna with 18 major Chinese cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-La as well as 3 international lines including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang.
There is no shuttle bus running between the airport and the city center. However, since the distance is not great, taxies in the airport may be a good choice. Moreover, about 500 meters (547 yards) to the right of the airport, there is City-bus No.1 could take you to the city center.
By Long-Distance Bus
Jinghong Long-distance Bus Station is located at No.23, North Road. Visitors can take Bus No.3 to this station for CNY 1 per person.
Xishuangbanna Bus Station is Located at No.5, North Road. Visitors can take Bus No.3 to this station for CNY 1 per person.
Bus No.1 starts from Minhang Lukou of Jingde Lu (on the opposite side of the civil aviation ticket office) where passengers can change to Bus No.3, and ends at Gasa Township, via the old and new gates of the National Garden of Flirtatious Expressions and Xishuangbanna International Airport. The ticket price is CNY2 per person.
Bus No.2 is from the Jinghong Port to Gadong Township, passing the Tropical Flowers Garden and the Medicinal Botanical Garden. The ticket price is CNY2 per person.
Bus No.3 is a ring road from the crossing of North Jinghong Road and North Galan Road to the Manting Park. It goes by the Jinghong Long-distance Bus Station, Xishuangbanna Bus Station, the trade market, Jinfeng Hotel and Tianshun Supermarket. The ticket price CNY 1 per person.
|Distance||Daytime||Night: 22:00 – 06:00 the next day|
|Within 2.5km (1.6mi)||CNY8||CNY10|
|Over 8km (5mi)||CNY3/km||CNY3/km|
|Waiting Fee: Free for the first 5 minutes, and CNY1 for every additional 5 minutes' waiting.|
|Fuel Charge: CNY1-2 according to the fuel price.|
Note: It is regulated that all taxis in the city should use taximeter. If a driver refuses to charge by meter, call 0691 2152188 to file a complaint.
By Bicycle and Rickshaw
Additionally, visitors can also take a rickshaw for a short-distance sightseeing in the city, and the fee is just about CNY2 for a single trip.