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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.
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.
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.
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.
Samaba Rice Terrace Fields in late autumn
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In different seasons, the Samba Rice Terrace Fields presents different scenery. As the year of 2020 enters later autumn, the mist and clouds help turn the terrace fields into a paradise on the earth.
Leju: A 600-year-old village
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Built on a mountain slope, old houses stand side by side and over 50 lanes run between them. Among the 80 seal-shaped houses, over 30 have a history of more than 200 years, and over 40 are 100 years old.
Starry sky across from Jade-Dragon snow mountain
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If you are having a trip in northwest Yunnan’s Lijiang, the Banshan hotel is a good place for your lodging for it is located right across from the famed Jade-Dragon snow mountain.
Dashanbao in NE Yunnan welcomes snowfall
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Recently, the Dashanbao Nature Reserve in northeast Yunnan's Zhaotong welcomed a snowfall which literally turned the place into a fairyland shrouded by mist.
Tourism gets smarter with 5G
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The digital town, known as Mengbala, is a popular destination for tourists. In the peak season when too many tourists are packed into the town, traditionally, it would be difficult for them to find the nearest lavatories.
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The village is located in Jiangdong Community, in the city of Tengchong, and features dozens of small rural houses nestling amid more than 30,000 ginkgo trees, with 667 hectares of natural ginkgo forest in the area.
Yunnan villagers start bird watching business for extra income
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The Nujiang River valley in southwestern China is known as one of the country's poorest regions. But some locals are using the mountains to their advantage by launching a bird watching business. Over the years, it's helped create jobs and protect the environment.
Heart-warming images of birds
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The Kunming Golden Temple scenic spot, a 4A-level of its kind, is one of the bird-watching spots for citizens in Kunming. For its lush forest, the scenic spot is home to more than 20 species of wild birds.
Duoleyuan cave in east Yunnan attracts visitors
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Located in east Yunnan’s Fuyuan County, the scenic area features spectacular karst caves that draw in tourists from all over the world.
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.
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...
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