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Wild Elephants Valley

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Wild Elephants Valley Sanchahe Nature Reserve, 48 km north of Jinghong, is one of the five enormous forest reserves in southern Yunnan. This one has an area of nearly 1.5 million hectares. It actually is a nature reserve for tropical rainforest and wild lives. The part of the park that most tourists visit is Banna Wild Elephant Valley. Here in jungle live about 70 wild Asian elephants. Wild elephants usually come out at night, so people built a small hotel on tops of trees in forest for tourists who want to observe wild elephants closely. A 2-kilometer long cable way in the park enables people to enjoy rainforest view from the air.

There are two entrances to the reserve. The main southern entrance has accommodation, displays on tropical birds and butterflies, and peacock shows. The other entrance has 'wild' elephant performances for the throngs of shutterbug tourists. A 2 km cable car (RMB 40) leads over the canopy from the main entrance into the heart of the park, or there is a similar-length pathway from the other entrance.

The valley, as open landscape with hills rolling gently at an altitude ranging, between 747 and 1055 metres, is covered by tropical rain forests, crisscrossed by rivers and streams, and teeming with such endangered species as Asian wild elephants, wild oxen, green peacocks and monkeys. Situated at the junction of the two parts of the Mengyang Nature Reserve, Yexianggu provides a natural thoroughfare for all sorts of animals, and for this reason it is frequented by wild elephants. In fact this is the only place in Xishuangbanna to marvel at these giant animals. A five kilometre- long passageway, a 300-metre-long overhead corridor are built for elephant watchers. A hotel is built right in the trees. There are also an elephant training school, a butterfly breeding centre, and a giant aviary in Yexianggu Wildlife Valley, which makes it one of the finest scenic spots in Xishuangbanna.

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