“Rainforest beauty and folk customs of Xishuangbanna” is on exhibition at Nanshan Botanical Garden, Chongqing from September 22 to December 22.
The exhibition displays 60 seeds and fruits, 2 plant products, 116 folk custom products, 1000 photos of rainforest eco-culture and folk customs in Xishuangbanna, and a large amount of books and handlets concerning Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG).
The exhibition is jointly organized by XTBG and Nanshan Botanical Garden. The opening ceremony was held in the form of press release. Prof. Hu Huabin, deputy director of XTBG, introduced the theme of the show and the functions of botanical gardens. Hu said that one of the missions of botanical gardens is to protect the ecological environments on which the humans are dependent, with the intense global changes and environmental problems, and increasing loss of species.
On the opening day, tour guides from XTBG show the local leaders and middle school students around the exhibition. The young students said that they are impressed by the mysterious rainforest and folk culture, and they would like to protect forests and ecological environment.
Press release about the exhibition
Ms. Yang Xi of XTBG talks about the beauty of tropical rainforests with local students
Dai tour guide introduces rainforest eco-cultures to students
Students at the exhibition
Nanshan Botanical Garden in Chongqing, built in 1959 on the basis of Nanshan Park, converted from 1998 by the Chongqing Municipal People's Government. The Botanical Garden is a collection of low mountain subtropical plant germplasm resources. It focuses on plant conservation, collection, cultivation, collection of garden art, landscape, unique low mountain area, and scientific research.
Nanshan Botanical Garden is located in Nanshan District of Chongqing City, South Bank, across the Yangtze River in Chongqing city, 15 kilometers from the city center.
It is rich in fresh air and pleasant, functioning as a “green barrier of Chongqing”, covering an area of 551 hectares.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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