Mengla Tropical Rain Forest
Mengla county is situated at the most
south point of southwest China, bordering Laos on the east,
south and southwest, and Myanmar on the west.
The unique tropical climate here has created
breathtaking rain forest scenery. Good communications by both
land and water have been useful in developing both tourism
and border trade. There is a very popular cross border tour
route from Mengla to Loang Namtha, Phong Sali and Luang Phrabang
in Laos, as well as into Thailand.
Guanlei Pier, on the Lancang (Mekong) River
and only about 21 km from where China, Myanmar and Laos meet,
is known as " First Village of China ". Equally with Mohan
National Port, it is the most important land route to the
southeast Asian Countries from China.
One unforgettable experience in this area
is the Sancha He Forest Park near Mengla. There is an aerial
walkway about one kilometer long which connects the so-called
"skygazing trees". From this vantage point, you can spot many
endangered animal species - golden monkeys, wild peacocks
and wild elephants.