TRAVEL&Culture
Water-milled tea, a Hani taste of fragrance
Lifestyle
At the Wulichong tea garden, south Yunnan’s Mengzi city, tea leaves are kneaded by a grinder which is tied to a rotating water wheel. Because the grinder is indirectly driven by flowing water, local people also call the tea thus made "water-milled tea".
Nanmi: A classic dipping sauce in Dai cuisine
Flavor
In the Dai cuisine, what has fascinated us the most are those bowls of spicy and sour dipping sauces placed on table, called nanmi. Having sour bamboo shoots, peanuts or tamarillos in them, these classic sauces help add a completely new layer of flavor to plates.
Flavor
Used as a dip for freshly baked bread, drizzled on top of a dish to round the flavor or mixed with herbs and spices for a rich salad dressing or marvelous marinade, olive oil is as versatile as it indispensable for households across the region.
Qibie: a village enriched by rural tourism
Where to
Qibie is a village embraced by the Hengduan Mountains in northwest Yunnan’s Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture. Key scenic spots nearby include the National Park of Black Snub-Nosed Monkey, a thousand-year-old ginkgo tree as well as the Qizhongshen Spring.
In pics: Kunming-Lijiang expressway decorated by flowers
Sights
Recently on-line pictures show sights of the Kunming-Lijiang expressway that is decorated by flowers and other vegetations. The beautiful high way is run by YCIC, the Yunnan Communications Investment and Construction Group.
China's young tourists report changing post-epidemic travel preferences
Lifestyle
The epidemic has further strengthened young tourists' habit of learning about and sharing tourism experiences on emerging social-media platforms like livestreaming sites.
In Yunnan, lotus flowers are blooming
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Covering 1,333 hectares, the much-anticipated lotus bloom of early summer usually attracts crowds of tourists. As many as 192 varieties of lotus are in full bloom and are expected to keep it up until September.
Yi people, egrets live in harmony in east Yunnan
Sights
Recent online pictures show flocks of wild egrets live and breed at a habitat in the Puchong village, east Yunn...
Yunnan, a place of poetic and picturesque images
Lifestyle
Featuring blooming flowers in all seasons, Yunnan province in southwest China is a place full of poetic and pict...
Visions in the stream
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In Rongpo Monastery, about 5,100 meters above sea level, Feng Jiaqi was livestreaming picturesque views of Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West.
Rice noodles with tofu, a special snack in Yunnan
Flavor
Founded by Yang Meihuai in 1984, the shop of Deshengqiao rice noodles with tofu has grown into a chain restaurant over the past 30 plus years. Now it has dozens of branches in the spring city.
Profitable recreation on wheels
Lifestyle
It seems Chinese road-trip enthusiasts bought into this narrative. In May, bookings for RV-based travel products jumped 2.7 times nationwide, compared to April.
Typical folk customs during the Dragon Boat Festival
Lifestyle
Falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (June 25 this year), the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the...
Beautiful butterflies seen in Jinping County
Sights
Recent online pictures show beautiful butterflies in south Yunnan’s in Jinping County. The 270 plus butterfly species here include the stichophthalma louisa, the neorina patria, the kallima inachus, and others.
Where to
Wandering in the old town of Dukezong in the daytime, one can always see elderly Tibetans, mostly women, dancing in a circle while singing traditional Tibetan songs.
Tibetan youths become keen promoters of cultural heritage
Lifestyle
As tourism develops in the city, local culture is exposed to more tourists from across the globe, and inheriting intangible culture means more than preserving tradition but also introducing it to the world.
Potatoes: A favored food that nourishes Yunnan
Flavor
Location and climatic conditions allowed potatoes to grow to be a major cash crop in Yunnan, and for a time, it is actually the staple food in the mountainous province.
Tibetan architecture and hospitality in Shangri-La
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The employees seemed like one big family, and their kindness and genuine smiles made me feel less like a tourist and more like a long-lost member of the family coming home for a visit, participating in the local rituals.
Come to Yunnan for a tour of cultural heritages
Sights
The second Saturday of June each yearis the "Cultural and Natural Heritage Day" in China. This year, Yunnan&rsquo...
Exhibition highlights Bai culture
Lifestyle
The Bai are an ancient farming people whose costume culture has a long history. Bai people mainly live in Yunnan, Hunan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces.
Tourists enjoy their leisure time in Fenglongwan, Yunnan
Where to
Fenglongwan, a scenic area in Xundian Hui and Yi Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, has become a popular destination where tourists enjoy their leisure time.
Confucius Temples form cultural landmarks in Yunnan
Where to
Confucius Temples have been built across China to commemorate Confucius (or Kongzi in Mandarin), one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers in the country.
RAYS OF HOPE from a hidden book trove
Where to
Shaxi, which sits on the Ancient Tea-Horse Caravan Route, used to be an important town that linked the ancient cities of Dali to the south and Lijiang to the north, through which traders would reach Shangri-La.
Enjoy tasty rose dishes in Anning city, central Yunnan
Flavor
In the Bajie town of Aning city, central Yunnan province, Chef Su Qinxian runs a restaurant specializing rose cuisines. She opened the Bafangyuan restaurant in 2013 and all the dishes served to the feast were cooked by her.
Village in Yunnan rises to prosperity through rural tourism
Lifestyle
Xianrendong village used to be a poverty-stricken place. But with a landscape well-endowed by nature, the village has risen to prosperity in recent years through making the best use of its tourism resources.
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