TRAVEL&Culture
Yunnan: south of colorful clouds
Sights
Yunnan is famous for its vast sky and colorful clouds. That’s why it is hailed as “ The south of colorful clouds”. Every summer, Wechat moments will post photos the sky with many colorful clouds.
When wild mushrooms encounter Yunnan spiciness
Flavor
In Shidian County, west Yunnan’s Baoshan City, locals like to cook different kinds of wild mushrooms with pickles and spiciness, creating a gourmet food with nostalgia.
Bai women in Binchuan stick to embroidery tradition
Craft
The embroidery of Bai ethnic group has a long history, and the art is widely seen on ethnic costumes, wallets, insoles, embroidered shoes, tapestries, decorations and so on.
Mt. Changchong favored by Kunming residents
Where to
Starting on June 16, residents in Kunming have gradually shifted their interest in mountain-climbing to Mt. Changchong that extends for tens of miles in the northern suburb of the spring city.
Dongba paper: A piece full of cultural implications
Craft
Beginning with material gathering, there are around ten strict steps to follow in the paper making. It is such steps that made the worm-proof, water-proof and enduring, that is, staying intact for millennium.
Guests from afar enjoy music tour in Shilin
Lifestyle
Huang Hai, a music teacher at the No. 1 Middle School of Shilin Yi Autonomous County, said the best way to introduce Stone Forest to more people was through music.
Lijiang is cradle of Dongba culture
Craft
On Guangyi Street of Lijiang Old Town stands a Naxi Hieroglyphic Art Gallery whose curator, He Runyan, is an authentic Naxi people. He has been inheriting and spreading the Dongba Culture for 30 years.
Azheke plan motivates heritage folks to value Hani tradition
Where to
Now, Azheke hag grown to be a living museum displaying the Hani people's traditional mushroom-shaped huts consisting of mud and wood with straw roofs, which is known as “Mushroom Village”.
Big box office win expected for
Lifestyle
"Chinese Doctors," a film based on real-life events in China's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, continues its robust ticket sales growth as the summer box office starts to heat up in China.
Lijiang offers cool summer tours
Where to
Apart from air conditioning, watermelons and cold drinks, where can you go to stay cool in the heat of summer? Lijiang, northwest Yunnan, which has been listed as one of the world's top cities to avoid summer heat in 2020, is a great place to stay cool in summer.
The taste of summer in Mengzi
Flavor
What’s the taste of summer? For Mengzi City, south Yunnan’s Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture, the taste of summer times is cool, sweet and sour.
70-year-old woman acquires two bachelor's degrees of art for deep affection for painting
Lifestyle
Though only receiving primary school education as a child, Xu, 70, a native of Zhujing town in Shanghai's Jinshan District, graduated from the China Academy of Art (CAA) in June with the two art degrees.
COP15: Black bear cubs seen in Pu’er national park
Sights
These days tourists saw three black bear cubs in Pu 'er National Park. They climbed up a small tree to show off their climbing skills, clung to the legs of human, made faces and acted like children.
Layou: Cold-dressed tea of Jinuo people
Flavor
Living in south Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture for generations, the Jinuo ethnic group loves drinking tea. In their eyes, tea is not only a drink, but also a food.
Yang Mingjin’s life as rural projectionist
Lifestyle
Over the past 20 years, Yang carried his equipments with a truck, projecting 3,800 movies for the villagers. He is proud that all the movies were offered free to the public however hard it was.
Int’l stone expo opens in Kunming on July 7
Craft
The 2021 China Kunming International Stone Expo opened at Kunming International Exposition Center on July 8. The five-day exposition aims to carry forward the stone culture and prosper the jewelry industry.
Bird view of Wengji Bulang village
Where to
Hidden in the Jingmai Mountain of Langcang County, south Yunnan’s Pu’er City, Wengji Bulang Stockaded Village has a long history with a thousand years.
Thai festival takes place in Kunming on Lesser Heat
Lifestyle
The 2021 Thai Festival in Kunming kicked off in the Yunnan provincial capital on July 7, the Lesser Heat day on traditional Chinese lunar calendar.
Sights
Every year, around June 7 is Slight Heat (11th solar term). When Slight Heat arrives, it rains more. Every season has its unique beauty, so does summer.
COP15: Changning forms heaven for birds
Where to
Located in southwest of Yunnan’s Baoshan City, Changning County has a landscape of mountains and valleys with warm climate. It is a component of ecological security barrier in southwest China.
Scenic sites in Kunming roll out special ice cream
Flavor
Visitors can not only enjoy the beauty of lotus but also taste the ice cream in the shape of lotus and pavilion at the Daguan (grand view) park. The hand-made ice-cream has four flavors: milk, matcha, strawberry and chocolate.
Wa girls stick to traditional hair dance
Lifestyle
As time went by, the hair-swinging dance had become part and parcel of the Wa social activities: hunting, farming, weaving, harvest, wedding, birth-giving and funerals.
Dai ethnic dishes in Xinping stir diners’ taste buds
Flavor
In the Jiasa town of Xinping county, central Yunnan’s Yuxi city, the Huayao (flowery waist) Dai ethnic group boasts their own cuisine culture that features fresh flowers and edible wild herbs even now.
Yunnan souvenirs: Creative products of culture
Where to
In recent years, utilizing its rich cultural and tourism resources, Yunnan has developed various types of cultural and creative products, which has largely diversify and enrich the market of local souvenirs.
Dendrobium, an edible flower for health
Flavor
Pu 'er Dendrobium banquet is a combination of Chinese traditional medical knowledge and cooking practice. It is a kind of therapeutic meal made from Dendrobium and local ecological food ingredients.
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