Of all the cities in Xishuangbanna I went to, Damenglong gave me the best reception. Easily visited as a daytrip from Jinghong (the local hub), I decided to drive down one day with no better plans than to have a look around.
Temples, awesome little kids, statues, and general photogenic randomness ensued. These are some of my favorite pictures from the day.
These kids started out quite camera-shy, but very friendly.
The longer I stayed around, and especially as I started showing them the pictures, the more excited they got.
The size of the group seemed to continuously grow as well.
Until finally, a Chinese couple showed up and distracted the attention of most of the group, at least for a little while.
Different temple. No kids, but still good atmosphere.
That bike was the best purchase I could have made at the time. Same temple as the last picture, but this one at the bottm of the rather tall hill.