TRAVEL&Culture
Yunnan holds publicity week on biodiversity
Lifestyle
To show the host province’s effort in caring for nature and harmonious development, the Publicity Week on Conservation of Biodiversity in Yunnan was held from November 30 to December 6, themed “universal growth for all things in harmony”.
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.
2020 Yunnan Granfondo cycling is more than a race
Lifestyle
The 2020 Colorful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival was held in Yuxi, Yunnan, culminating in a 108km single-stage race that features difficult climbs, sharp turns and beautiful lake views.
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
Flavor
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.
Su Hong: Forever follower of stars
Lifestyle
By sharing with others the wonders and mysteriousness of the starry sky, the astronomer has made himself a coolest star watcher. He is Su Hong, president of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Yunnan.
Fantastic plants in Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden
Sights
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
Craft
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
Flavor
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.
Lisu People: One can’t live without songs
Lifestyle
According to the Lisu, one can’t live without songs, just like one can’t live without salt. In the 10th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, locals make alcohol from their crops and feast on the fresh harvest from their farmland.
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.
Exotic Starlight Night Market in Xishuangbanna
Lifestyle
The Starlight Night Market in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province, is the best place to catch a glimpse of local people's lives if you travel to Xishuangbanna.
Mu Rui restores relics in Yunnan museum
Lifestyle
In the 1950s and 60s, most Chinese relic restorers began to fuse tradition into modernity in repairing cultural ...
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.
Good winter times of Huaping
Sights
The clear blue sky, lush mountains, blooming flowers, warm sunshine adds charms to the good winter times of Huaping.
Wanyao: Hometown of pottery
Craft
The Wanyao Village in southwest Yunnan’s Lincang City is rich in clay for making pottery.With a pottery-maki...
Nakeli: Recap of old days on Ancient Tea-Horse Road
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Located between Ninger County and Simao District in southwest Yunnan’s Pu’er City, Nakeli used to be a key stop on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road, and it is also a shared home to various ethnic groups.
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