TRAVEL&Culture
The little “Dian Kitchen” in New York
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This is an eatery named Dian Kitchen, which specializes in the regional Chinese food from southwest China’s Yunnan province. And it has already become a center for people who love Yunnan food in New York.
Century-old railway assumes a new look
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With the general socio-economic progress in the province, areas along the special one-meter-wide railway also assume a new look, especially the rail-side villages that are embracing rural tourism.
Dreamy Nujiang valley seen in NW Yunnan
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With fog and clouds hovering in the sky, the Grand Canyon of the Nujiang River, also called the Salween, presents a dreamy sight in the cool mid-autumn days.
Road trips, private tours top picks for holiday travel
Lifestyle
The upcoming eight-day holiday, with Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the same day of National Day on Oct 1, should see short-distance country tours and homestay tours getting popular.
Over 1,500 cultural relics unearthed in SW China's Yunnan
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The unearthed artifacts mostly consist of stoneware, pottery, bronzeware and ironware, while the 128 structures include pits, tombs, grooves and kilns that belong to periods ranging from the Neolithic Age to the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911).
China's tourism industry recovers steadily amid epidemic control
Lifestyle
In the second quarter, the number of tourists at the A-level tourist attractions across the country increased by 158.7 percent compared with the previous quarter, while revenue grew 131.7 percent.
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Gaoligong Mountains are a mountain range located in western Yunnan, southwest China. It is a crucial part of the three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Harvest scenes make autumnal beauty in Changning
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In the days of Autumnal Equinox, Changning county in southwest Yunnan’s Baoshan presents tourists enchanting harvest scenes that typically appear in mid-autumnal days.
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Those who have seen Baishuitai, or the White Water Terraces, are stunned by its landscape and blue water. It is...
Luo Jie: I grow corals in Yunnan
Lifestyle
If he doesn’t tell, no one can probably find out who he is and what he does. Luo Jie, in fact, is a scientist from the Kunming Institute of Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, who specializes in coral reefs.
China showing heavy travel demand for National Day holiday
Lifestyle
Searches for Wanning in Hainan province and Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province have surged over 4 times compared with the same period last year.
Saving food also forms an international trend
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Saving food has long been a tradition in Chinese history, and it is also valued by folks and families in China’s neighboring countries. Here are some views on food-saving and being thrifty from the international audience.
Once near-threatened wild cats now frequently spotted in Yunnan
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During the continuous monitoring, marbled cats appeared on every monitoring line, and cubs were caught on camera in two places, which means that the population of the marbled cat has been increasing in the nature reserve.
Opera
Lifestyle
"A Running Creek", which is an opera created by Yunnan Minzu University and supported by China National Art Fund, premiered in Kunming on September 10.
Yunnan announces 10 intangible heritage-themed tourist routes
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These 10 routes are launched by the Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism after fully integrating the province's intangible heritage resources.
Nan'en Waterfall in SW China's Ailao Mountain
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In Dai language, "nan'en" means "silvery white water." The waterfall roars down the rocks over a height of more than a hundred meters, attracting many visitors that come to admire the majestic waterfall.
Nation's cinema recognized at festival in Venice
Lifestyle
The Chinese musical Honghe Afar took home the prize for the best music short film of the Filming Italy Best Movie Award on Sunday, becoming the nation's latest work to earn recognition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
Outdoor sports: new late-night attractions in Kunming
Lifestyle
There is no doubt that today’s urban lifestyles vary. In today’s Kunming, fitness is no longer confined to jogging and gym exercises.
A clear vision
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After years of hard work, changes and personal sacrifice by the local residents, Erhai Lake is seeing a cleaner, healthier future.
Lifestyle
As an essential part of “night economy”, nighttime learning has gained tremendous popularity in recent months. Not only book clubs but also music lessons and bakery classes have been vying for people’s attention as the concerns of pandemic ease; and these activities, in turn, have created new possibilities for economic growth.
A bite of night in Kunming
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Eating is an indispensable part of people’s nightlife in many cities across China, and Kunming — the capital of Yunnan province — is not an exception.
American Linden serves as village head in Yunnan
Lifestyle
Since 2004 when he set foot in Xizhou Town, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Linden's life has been bonded to this land in west Yunnan province.
China preparing for travel boom during October's National Day
Lifestyle
China is gearing up for a surge in domestic tourist trips as the COVID-19 epidemic has been mostly subdued, with high-speed train tickets to many destinations already gone for the first day of the National Day holiday on Oct 1.
How China's Bulang people make authentic bamboo tube tea
Lifestyle
Bamboo tube tea is a traditional drink of the Dai and Bulang people in southwest China's Yunnan Province. They usually use Hamilton's bamboo and fragrant bamboo to make the bamboo tube, as they better enrich the tea's flavor.
Dragonfly experts, observers call for better protection
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Dragonfly experts and observers in China are calling for more protection for the flying insects as they are disappearing at an alarming speed.
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