Manzhang Village in MengyangDai ethnic minority village in Mengyang

​​​Last Update: 23rd October 2020

With a long history of more than 500 years, Manzhang Village in Mengyang is a better-preserved Dai minority village in Xishuangbanna. Located around 65 kilometers southeast of Jinghong, the village offers Dai-style stilt houses, and traditional culture to appreciate.

 Manzhang Village in Mengyang Fast Facts

  • Chinese Name: Mengyang Manzhangcun (勐养曼掌村)
  • Area: 235.62 x hectares
  • Things to do th​ere: Photography, Chinese Culture, Hiking, Adventure
  • Who visits: Photographers, Chinese Culture Lovers, Adventurers
  • Time required: 2 – 3 x hours

What to expect at Manzhang Village in Mengyang

Manzhang Village in Mengyang features an old linden tree. Local women always enjoy dancing under the tree. Locals love to chat with one another under the tree as well. The tree witnesses the history of the village for hundreds of years. The village is not well-developed so that you could experience more authentic local life and culture there.

If you are interested, you could experience the traditional Dai paper making and Dai ceramics processes. What’s more, palm-leaf scripture, Dai-style paper-cutting and Dai-style weaving processes are also well-preserved in the village. And you also can try to make your own palm-leaf scripture. Cockfight is one of the entertainment activities for locals. If you are lucky enough, you may see the cockfight. The village features unique Dai cuisine to enjoy. Also, you will find exquisite Dai handicrafts there. If you would like to know more about the local life, you could enjoy homestay in the village.​

Best time to visit the Manzhang Village in Mengyang

The best time to visit Manzhang Village in Mengyang is in the morning. If you’d like to stay overnight there to experience the local slow life, the best time is in the afternoon.

The best months to visit are from March to November.

How to get to the Manzhang Village in Mengyang

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to Manzhang Village in Mengyang. Therefore, the only option is to rent a vehicle from Jinghong to the village.

Additional Manzhang Village in Mengyang Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • As at 23rd October 2020, visitors can explore the village for free.
  • 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.

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