TRAVEL&Culture
Jinuo scenic village invites in visitors
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Inheriting the Jinuo ethnic culture with conservative practices, the township has build up a famed Jinuo community scenic area centering around its Bapo village.
A vision in white – Yulong Snow Mountain in Yunnan
Sights
In the city of Lijiang, Yulong Snow Mountain, or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is a tourist magnet with its 13 peaks, 19 glaciers, and breathtaking snow scenery.
View of Beihai Wetland in SW China’s Yunnan
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Situated at the southern slope of the Gaoligong Mountain, Tengchong Beihai Wetland in Tengchong County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province is one of the first 33 national key wetlands in China.
Visitors enjoy leisure in Tengchong's gingko woods
Sights
Winter is the season for gingko leaves to shine. In Tengchong, the continuous gingko leaves have turned the area into a golden wonderland, inviting in droves of tourists.
Dazzling Geminid meteor shower graces Yunnan's night sky
Sights
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is one of the few observation sites that are internationally recognized. Located at 27.5 degrees north latitude, the mountain serves as an excellent observation point for the meteor shower.
Duck roasted by pine leaves
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The people of Huixi in central Yunnan have a tradition of raising native ducks. Roasted normally by pine leaves as the fuel, the ducks here impress both local residents and tourists with their crispy skins as well as juicy and tender meat.
Sports plus tourism: A different experience in Yunnan
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Mass marathons, cycling rallies, wing-suit flying, autocross races, rock climbing, skiing… In recent years, Yunnan has rolled out a diversity of sports-tourism programs that integrates its distinct natural landscapes and folk customs.
Making room for lucid waters at Lugu Lake
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Over the years, Yunnan province have carried out eco-relocation and appointed a Lugu lake chief, who is responsible for fishing bans, construction of the pollutant-colleting networks, and more.
Gingko trees and clouds wow tourists in Yunnan
Sights
Leaves of over 30,000 ginkgo trees in Jiangdong Village, Tengchong City, have turned resplendent in the sunlight. The oldest ginkgo tree in the village is more than 1,300 years old, and several hundred other trees are older than 500 years.
Mangjian: The new story of a traditional rice-growing village
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Mangjian is a settlement of Dai people in Gengma, southwest Yunnan’s Lincang city. Since 2011, it has started to develop rural tourism based on its long rice-growing history of over a thousand years.
Lugu Lake: Mesmerizing views of the last matriarchal society
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The breathtaking Lugu Lake sits like a precious jewel inlaid in the mysterious frontier of the Sichuan-Yunnan region. It is one of the highest lying lakes by altitude in China’s interior region.
Night tour at French-style street in Kunming
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Every night from 8:00 to 10:30 pm, office workers in Kunming City would visit the French-style street featuring elements of the century-old Yunnan-Vietnam railway.
Xichou in SE Yunnan eyes tourism to alleviate poverty
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After officially alleviating poverty by April 2019, Xichou county, a picturesque location rich with ethnic minority culture in southeast Yunnan province, has been committed to developing rural cultural tourism.
Gusheng in Dali: Ancient village with new look
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“Our life has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, with the tile houses renovated and the living bettered off,” said Yang Lizhu, a Gusheng villager. Sitting in her newly-built court yard, Yang presented visitors a happy face.
Red pepper paste: Key to Zhanyi spicy chicken
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With a history of nearly 100 years, the dish is famous for its fine ingredients, intricate procedures and pleasantly spicy taste. Now, a number of restaurants in other Yunnan localities also take the Zhanyi chicken as their specialty.
Sun-River Forest Park: Habitat for 800 plus wild animals
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Beside the rare birds, the Pu’er Sun River Forest Park is also home to 800 wild animals, such as the cute lesser panda, the smart gibbon and the strong rhino.
XTBG: A romantic dip into nature
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Using its biodiversity, the XTBG has carried out academic tours and scientific tourist activities, of which “botanical garden night tour” is the most popular.
Shiti folks: From hunter-gatherers to animal protectors
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Shiti village is located in Yingjiang county, west Yunnan’s Dehong prefecture. According to local statistics, there are over 400 species of birds inhabiting around the village, including some very rare ones such as hornbill, forest eagle owl and grey peacock-pheasant.
Wild Elephant Valley: Where elephants and humans coexist
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In May, 2020, a group of 41 Asian elephants showed up at the Wild Elephant Valley in southern Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna which formed a peculiar and spectacular scene.
Fantastic plants in Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in southwest China's Yunnan Province is a paradise for plant lovers. Here, you can try the Victoria amazonica with giant leaves floating on the water that can support a human.
Craftsmen inherit local earthenware culture in Wanyao Village of Yunnan
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Craftsmen work at a pottery workshop in Wanyao Village of Mazhan Township in Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 18, 2020. Wanyao is a village specializing in making pottery.
A recipe for Yunnan Docynia salad
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Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts of spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 26 are found in Yunnan.
Chrysanthemum show staged in Daguan Park
Sights
A Daguan Park tour is also highlighted by the Daguan Pavilion that is famed for its unparalleled long couplet by Sun Ranweng, a cultural celebrity in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is one of the most visited towers across China.
Napahai Lake: A paradise for migrant birds
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“The Napahai wetland is a major wintering site for waterfowls, as well as a habitat for migrant birds and a depot during their flights,” said Chen Zhiming, director of the Yunnan Napahai Lake nature reserve.
A Dai village changed by art
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The Palian village located in Wuhe township, southwest Yunnan province’s Tengchong city is a traditional village of Dai people. Under the support of local government and some artists, sightseeing and tourism have began to flourish here since last year.
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