Manting Park was the imperial garden of Dao Shixun 刀世勋, the chieftain of chieftain of the Dai people 傣王. It is the oldest park in Xishauangbanna with 1300+ years of history.
The Dai people called this park “Chunhuan” 春欢, meaning the garden of souls. There was a story that when the princess of Dai people traveled the Manting Park, the beautiful scenery had attracted her soul.
If you are visiting the Manting Park, of course you will be touring Wabajie 瓦叭洁, White Pagoda 白塔、Octagonal Pavilion 八角亭、Fangsheng Lake 放生湖. Apart from the park, there is a campfire variety show at night which you should not miss. The show is able to unveil the culture of Dai people together with other cultures from the south Asia countries (Lao, Thai, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia), through their costumes and stories based on Mekong River.