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Yunnan: A land of scenery, culture and connectivity

Updated:2017-05-18 15:05:48   yunnangateway.com



Attachment: A bilingual script of the video

魅力云南 世界共享

Amazing Yunnan, Sharing Its Best with the World










home to the towering Kawagarbo Peak,

the magnificent Yuanyang Terraced Paddy Fields,

and the only rain forest on the Tropic of Cancer.

This is a place where wildlife is only a glimpse away,

where the Lancang-Mekong River starts its journey across six countries,

and where people find their own Shangri-La.




Covering 390,000 square kilometers, Yunnan connects directly with ASEAN through Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, and sits close to South Asia.

The province offers abundant sunshine and blue sky, ever-changing natural scenery and mesmerizing ethnic culture.



Brian Linden, an American traveler, settled down in Yunnan after a tour around the world, and pursued his career and life dream in the land of Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake.



Weddings, festivals and funerals can be seen everyday in Yunnan. Unlike other places where such traditions only stay in the history book, they remain as alive as ever here.



Brian restored a traditional Bai-style house into the most popular local tavern for foreign tourists.



They treat me like family, especially those living in Xizhou.



This amazing piece of music is presented by a choir of a Miao ethnic village in Kunming. It makes a perfect image of Yunnan reaching out to the world.



An open land nurses open heart.




All 26 local ethnic groups of Yunnan practice at least one religious belief. Multi-ethnic and multi-religious families are not uncommon in Yunnan.

Ethnic and religious harmony is a cultural heritage that Yunnan presents to the world.



With the best natural environment in China, Yunnan is known as the kingdom of flora and fauna and the gene pool of wildlife.



The Germplasm Bank of Wild Species in Kunming is one of the three most prominent institutes of its kind in the world. Protected under special circumstances, those plasm varieties are like Noah’s Ark of world species.



The unique resources generate unlimited energies for the province’s development.



Yunnan is China’s garden of flowers, tea, fruits and vegetables.





It is also the largest and best producer of tobacco and rubber in the country.

Over 95% of coffee made in China is produced in Yunnan.

Yunnan is the cradle of tea trees. Tea-induced trade gave rise to the ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road that extended all the way to South Asia.



Bio-medicine, general health and modern plateau agriculture are the most promising industries of the province. Yunnan Baiyao Pharmaceuticals is the leading company in traditional Chinese medicine.



Thanks to abundant reserves of non-ferrous metals, production of new materials is booming. IT, tourism and culture, advanced equipment manufacturing, modern logistics as well as food and consumer goods manufacturing are all profitable sectors open to investment.



Yinjing, an ancient Dai minority village, sits across the world’s most harmonious section of borderline. The boundary stone between China and Myanmar stands inside the village and people from both countries drink water from the same well.




People commute across the border for study and work. Today, they share a life of happiness and prosperity.



Right next to Yinjing, some national-level enterprises are already settling in. National pilot zones of development and opening up in Ruili and Mohan, border economic cooperation zones, and the implementation of the national pilot program of border financial reform have stimulated cross-border economic cooperation and provided opportunities to neighboring countries.



Built over a century ago, the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway was China’s first international railway. It was once the gateway connecting Yunnan to the Indochina Peninsula. Today, some of its sections have been upgraded to high-speed railway. Construction is underway for the eastern, central and western lines of the Pan-Asia Railway, which leads to countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia.



By 2020, highway mileage of Yunnan will reach 8,000 kilometers. With a transport network combining 7 cross-province and 5 cross-border roads, 8 cross-province and 5 cross-border railways as well as ever expanding air services, Yunnan is growing into a regional hub connecting China with South Asia and Southeast Asia.



The construction of clean energy, water and Internet networks is providing new engines for the common development of Yunnan and its neighbors.



The building of exchange and cooperation platforms, notably the China-South Asia Expo, is playing a positive role in China’s multilateral diplomacy, business cooperation, cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the rest of the world.



With the advance of the Belt and Road Initiative, especially the deepening of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation and the building of BCIM Economic Corridor and China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor, Yunnan is on its way to becoming a regional powerhouse for South Asia and Southeast Asia.

开放的云南 拥抱世界

An open Yunnan embraces the world.


A Running Creek + Yunnan’s natural landscape



Fresh air,


fine scenery,

business opportunities…

Amazing Yunnan, Sharing Its Best with the World.

Note: The video in this article debuted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC on February 20, 2017, when Yunnan was presented to the world. 

Keywords:   Yunnan scenery culture connectivity