Jinghong Journals

Chiang Roon

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A travel journal to Jinghong by SeenThat

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Quote: Jinghong is not only the capital of the Xisuangbanna Region in the Chinese province of Yunnan, but it is also the mythical Chiang Roon in the Thai folklore; the cradle of the Thai culture. It offers an exciting mix of Southeast Asia and China, a colourful architecture and tasty food.

Hong Feng Hotel: By My Own Kin

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Hotel

Downtown Photo, Jinghong, China
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My second arrival at Jinghong was pretty dramatic. I was a key witness to an illegal military technology transfer from the USA to Israel while having held top-secret clearance in my country; subsequently, when my underground Christianity and my attempt to publish "The Road to Bethlehem" were discovered, I became the target of a ruthless persecution.The LocationI was very tired after a hurried trip from Vientiane; I had been running away from my people for days without stopping and could hardly stand, thinking of security measures was not possible at that moment. I just wanted a bed at any price. The closest place to the terminal, actually its back side delimits it, was t...Read More

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Burmese Teahouse

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Restaurant

Downtown Photo, Jinghong, China
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Drinking an afternoon tea while touring a shopping quarter in a foreign city may seem trivial, hardly worth a sentence in a more general entry, too insignificant an event for getting a whole article.However, some places are different. The large and active Burmese quarter in Jinghong was an unexpected sight; its beautiful round letters created a sharp contrast with the square Chinese characters surrounding them; they hinted at an interesting story. Trying to find it out within a Burmese Teahouse was a worthy way to spend the afternoon.A few tables filled a rather dark space, which provided a much needed relief from the sun rays in the street. A waiter was behind a bar at ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2008

Downtown Photo, Jinghong, China
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Despite its low profile, Xishuangbanna is one of the most attractive and diverse destinations in Beijing. For cultural and geographical reasons the area seems to belong more to Thailand – or Laos – than to China proper.NameThe area’s formal name is the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture; accordingly, it is home to the Dai people - the l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2008

Downtown Jinghong

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Attraction

Downtown Photo, Jinghong, China
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After traveling for a while in China, differentiating between cities became difficult. There were the obvious exceptions of iconic sites in the main cities: Xian, Beijing, Hong Kong; but Lanzhou and Chengdu soon became similar chunks in my salad of Chinese memories...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2008

Mekong River

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Story/Tip

Boat Restaurants Photo, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand
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Since earliest times rivers have been a favorite destination for travelers; partly because they are moving, flowing destinations with quietly implied adventures. Many travelers choose to travel along the longest river, the widest, the highest or the lowest, or maybe even along the wettest one.I did a different choice: the Mekong. Not because it is the best in a given category, but because it is a human river. The Mekong resists being qualified in banal ways; it has other properties to be proud of. More than anything else, the Mekong is a human river; countless cultures and civilizations were born, grew up and gave way to others on its shores.Geographic FactsT...Read More

Mekong River

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Mekong: A Human River