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Community outreach effort hopes to save rare Yunnan orchids
Yunnan is China's de facto plant repository, home to a higher range of biodiversity than anywhere else in the country. But many of the most delicate and sought-after flowers in the province — orchids — are under threat from a variety factors. Scientists in Xishuangbanna are working to combat this through a combination ...
Night blooming orchid cereus on show at XTBG
Many people will stay up late to enjoy the opening of the extraordinary Epiphyllum oxypetalum (also called queen of the night, night blooming cereus, or orchid cereus, etc.), which is shaped like a majestic waterlily. From June 6-11, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) holds an exhibition for plant lovers ...
2nd Youth Science Festival connects young scientists and the public
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is hosting its second Youth Science Festival, an event to showcase the science undertaken by the young research fellows and graduate students from May 20-22. Participated by over 1,000 students (across primary and secondary levels), educators, and tourists on the opening...
China's 10 sci-tech tourism bases
China National Tourism Administration and Chinese Academy of Sciences has released the first batch of China's science and technology tourism bases. [File photo: Xinhua] 1. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) The world's largest radio telescope is located in Pingtang county of southwest ...
Night sightseeing tour at XTBG becomes more charming
As one of the largest botanical gardens, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is an ideal place for knowing species diversity. Numerous people come to enjoy the beautiful landscape in the day. However, relatively few people can enjoy the night scenery and discover the lovely insects, frogs, animals, etc. in add...
Numerous orchids to be on show
Thousands of blooms in different shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from April 12-25. Visitors may enter a world of spectacular color. The orchid exhibition will feature an astonishing array of blooming orchids in a lush tropical garden. Numerous orc...
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