Mange Templethe oldest Buddhist Temple in the city of Jinghong

​​​Last Update: 23rd October 2020

Located in Mange Dai Ethnic Minority Village, Mange Temple is surrounded by tens of bamboo Dai houses, bodhi trees, mango trees, Areca catechu, etc. The original temple was built in 1477 while the existing one was built in 1598. It has great influence in Jinghong Region. It is the most valuable Buddhist temple in Jinghong Region.

Mange Temple Fast Facts

  • Chinese Name: Mange Fosi (曼阁佛寺)
  • Area of the Main Hall: 1,307 x square meters
  • Things to do th​ere: Photography, Buddhism, Hiking, Adventure
  • Who visits: Photographers, Buddhist disciples, Adventurers
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x hours

What to expect at the Mange Temple

The Manchunman Buddhist Temple is very popular among disciples in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Laos. Every significant Buddhist activity, they always make pilgrimages to the temple. With an area of 490 square meters, the main hall is 23.5 meters long and 21 meters wide. A status of a Jixiangornis stands on the ridge, overlooking the whole buildings. There are 44 pillars in the hall. Red is the basic color of the pillars and gold powder is used to draw patterns on the pillars.

At the corridor of the back at the temple, you will find colorful painted murals which present the procedure of the original temple. The local Dai people show the respect to Shakyamuni Buddha in the murals as well. In addition, the murals also show the damage of the original temple in the 1960s. You may see Dai people holding ceremonies at the Dai Garden. And you could explore one or two Dai Ethnic Minority villages there to experience some of the local life.

Best time to visit the Mange Temple

The best time to visit Mange Temple is in the morning.

The best months to visit are from March to November.

How to get to the Mange Temple

You could take a direct bus to Mange Village from Jinghong or rent a vehicle to the temple. When you get to the village, please walk southward for around 100 meters and you will see the temple.

Additional Mange Temple Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00
  • As at 23rd October 2020, the entrance pricing to the temple is 2 CNY per person.
  • For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • It is suggested to take an umbrella or raincoat with you as it could be rainy and sunny in one day in Xishuangbanna.
  • Please wear the sunscreen scream and sunglasses.

Interested in visiting the Mange Temple on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Mange Temple, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.