tour day 8: xishuangbanna

On day 8, we took a flight from Kunming to Xishuangbanna, a tropical region in southern Yunnan with a very much Thai-influenced culture.

We spent the day at the Xishuangbanna Virgin Forest Park, famous for its abundant tropical plants as well as the daily 'flight of the peacocks'!

I bought some fake flowers to put in my hair, in the tradition of the Dai people.

Paper Scissors top / Barkins skirt / thrifted shoes / Alphabet Bags tote / Asos sunglasses

The water-pouring festival, which traditionally occurs on April 13-15, is held everyday here.

A very cheeky swan who tried to take a bite out of my camera lens.

I don't know why, but I was very strangely enamored with the idea of paying money to pose with animals.

The flight of the peacocks!

I snapped photos like a wildwoman trying to get that perfect shot. Three decent photos out of a hundred, not too shabby. :D