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OSM 2024 will be held in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), located in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China

Learn more about the city, the institute, and the venues here.


About Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is a Dai Autonomous Prefecture in the southern Yunnan Province, near the Myanmar and Laos borders. Xishuangbanna, with the Lancang (Mekong) River flowing through it, is well-known for its rich biodiversity and is the only place in China that still maintains large tracts of tropical rain forest. This has given it the reputation in China as the ‘Kingdom of Tropical Fauna and Flora’. Xishuangbanna is also rich in culture diversity, with 13 minority nationalities, of which the Dai make up a majority of the population.

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About XTBG

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is a comprehensive botanical research institution belonging to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), focusing on tropical forest ecology, conservation biology, and resource plant development. XTBG is in Menglun Town, Mengla County, and is 60 km from Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna Prefecture. With an area of 1125 ha, XTBG is the largest botanical garden in China and has the richest plant collections in the country. Over ten thousand species of tropical and subtropical plants are found in its 35 living collections. XTBG is also a famous tourist site in China, rated AAAAA.


For more information about XTBG, please visit website


About Venue

The OSM and ILTER Coordinating Meeting will be held in the Conference Hall and other meeting rooms of the XTBG Research Center.

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