Ban Na Scenic Area is situated in the Dai Nationality Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, through which the beautiful Lan Cang River flows
from north to south. It is one of the important scenic spots of
the whole country.
The specialty of Xi Shuang Ban Na Scenic Area lies
in its the primeval forest, tropical monsoon forest, precious
ornamental plants. There are wild animals etc. tropical
landscape of nature and abundant local conditions and life
styles, special local customs of minority nationalities, the
combination of dwelling construction with villages within
garden, all showing typical and beautiful southern scenery.
Ban Na Budhist Pagodas. There are omnipresent and
multiple. The minority nationalities with Dai minority
nationality as the main one, mostly are disciples of Hinayan in
Budhism. Among these pagodas, Manfeilong white Pagodas were
built in 1207, which are pagoda groups with one "parent
pagoda" and eight subsidiary ones commonly called White
Pagodas. The "parent pagoda" is about 20 meters high
while subsidiary ones 10 meters, all of which are built of
bricks, looking like bottle gourds. The pinnacles stand
straightly high touching the blue sky.