TRAVEL&Culture
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A total of 16.67 million trips were made in Yunnan province during the just concluded 2021 Spring Festival holiday, bringing in a tourist income of 10.8 billion yuan.
Diverse Spring Festival customs in Yunnan
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The Spring Festival is the most important traditional festival in China, marking the arrival of a Chinese lunar new year and a renewal of everything on earth. For thousands of years, the ethnic groups in Yunnan province have ushered the grand occasion with diverse customs.
Nostalgia in pot-stewed native chicken
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On busy days, the most relieving thing is to drink a bowl of chicken soup. In the Jiangchuan district of central Yunnan’s Yuxi City, native chicken stewed in earthen pot is a nutritious dish favored by locals.
Flower growing brings happiness in Jietou
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In the summer and autumn each year, the Jietou town sees flowers blooming in fields of immensity, waving slightly in the breeze. Jietou is a garden-like basin that is surrounded by the Gaoligong Mountain in southwest Yunnan’s Tengchong City.
Husa sword: Heritage passed down with innovation
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In the Xinzhai village of the Husa Achang ethnic township, west Yunnan’s Longchuan County, we came across famed Xiang Laosai, king of the Husa sword, and his unique forging skills.
This year, we'll be staying in Yunnan for Chinese New Year!
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Due to the on-going spread of COVID-19, many expats in China choose to stay where they are for the coming Spring Festival Holiday.
Yilong Lake features clear waters, lush woods
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On fine winter mornings, bird watchers world gather at the Yilong Lake in south Yunnan’s Shiping County, meeting the wintering seagulls and offering them food.
French chef Vincent to roll out festival specials in Kunming
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Due to the on-going spreading of Covid-19, Chinese people are recommended to stay where they are for the Spring Festival, and many expats in China also choose to stay in the country for the holiday.
Start of spring sees tulips bloom in Daguan Park
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Pictures taken by a Yunnan Daily reporter on Feb. 3, the Start of Spring day on traditional Chinese calendar this year, show the blooming tulips in the Kunming-based Daguan(grand view) Park.
Winter sweet blossoms visible in Gejiu city
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Two winter sweet trees recently bloomed recently in the Yutian village, south Yunnan’s Gejiu city, forming an extraordinary sight for visitors. One of the flowering trees is said to be aged at more than 500 years.
Camellia flowers come out in Tengchong
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As spring approaches the northern hemisphere, the dazzling Camellia flowers have come out in the Hemu village, west Yunnan’s Tengchong city these days, forecasting the coming of the lovely season.
Dai flavor in Yunnan praised by Myanmar ambassador
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The ambassador, as well as the Myanmar diplomats in Kunming, is a regular customer of the Bailingyuan restaurant in Panlong district of central Yunnan’s Kunming, and the canteen features the Dai ethnic flavor.
Chinese folks share Spring Festival memories
Lifestyle
Typical festivities involve the reunion dinner, the spring couplets, lucky money, fireworks and the dragon-lion dance. Recently, some Chinese folks shared with us their Spring Festival memories. Let’s take a look.
These Chinese consumer electronics should be missed no more!
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Over the past few years, Chinese electronic brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Bear have gained more popularity than ever. Purchasing Chinese products has even become a fashion worldwide.
Lijiang achieves new progress by integrating culture, tourism
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The Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest China’s Yunnan province, has returned to its unsophistication from excessive commercial development thanks to the town’s efforts to incorporate more cultural elements into its tourism development.
Again, horse bells heard in the valley
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Following a rain storm, rolling torrents were “roaring” in the grand Nujiang river valley. As faint jingles of horse bells got increasingly clearer, Li Dehua, a 36-year-old Nu man, showed up.
A special taste of toon sprouts
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Recently, toon trees are giving off a luring smell in Huangcaoba of Qianwei Town, central Yunnan’s Yuxi city, sending visitors a quite misleading message that spring has already come.
Breathtaking fog covers mountain in Yingjiang
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Photographs taken from Xinhua News Agency show the unique sights of sunshine coupled dreamy with clouds. Fog will fade out within a matter of hours following the sunrise.
Angelic tunes from Xiaoshuijing choir
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With vigorous singing, the choir made a hit and won praise from international media, saying the Xiaoshuijing choir brought to them some most melodious tunes from China.
Binchuan: Passing down overseas flavors
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Now, around 8,000 returned overseas Chinese and their relatives live in the area, and they maintain contacts with friends in 25 countries and regions, such as the US, Canada, and Singapore, as well as China’s Hong Kong and Macao.
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At the beginning of 2021, cherry flowers are blooming near Dianchi Lake in central Yunnan’s Kunming. Appeali...
Dali old town listed as national tourist resort
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The Dali ancient city was recently listed as a national tourist resort in a notice by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, together with other 14 scenic areas across the country.
Female police officers honored in artwork
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The public security authorities of Yunnan province released five drawings, to depict local female police officers from different Chinese ethnic groups. The drawings celebrate the first Chinese People's Police Day, which falls on Sunday.
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Erhai Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Dali city, southwest China's Yunnan province. It's a famous scenic spot, as well as Dali's main source of drinking water.
University students design perfumes on campus scenery
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Several creative students at Yunnan University just designed six types of perfume, all themed on the beautiful sights of their campus. Let’s take a closer look.
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