TRAVEL&Culture
30 years on, Li keeps painting farmers in rural Kunming
Lifestyle
These are the hometown scenes with which Li Shuixian was familiar in her childhood. As a painter, Li wants to have them preserved, and she thus kicked off her long artistic creation of vivid farmer portraits.
Biodiversity under protection at Mt. Gaoligong
Sights
The Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve in Baoshan area belongs to a forest and wildlife nature reserve. In recent years, locals have protected the reserve with three goals: conservation, sustainability and development.
Roses bloom in Shidian county
Where to
Roses are grown in the ravines, mountains and even at roadsides in the village. While walking by, visitors can smell the fragrance of the flowers and see the villagers picking roses in the fields.
Books with traditional binding on show in Mile City
Craft
An exhibition featuring the classic books bound in a traditional Chinese method is going at the Dongfengyun tourist town in south Yunnan’s Mile City. The classics included A Dream in Red Mansions, Vajracchedika Sutra and others.
Azheke village pilots protection of traditional Hani culture
Lifestyle
In the Azheke village, south Yunnan’s Honghe Yi and Hani Autonomous Prefecture, early summer is a bustling season, for locals in Hani costumes are busy with rice transplanting.
Riverside tropical rainforest seen in south Yunnan
Where to
The Lvshui River still retains its Mesozoic flora, which means that many dinosaur contemporaries are still alive today, demonstrating the biodiversity and antiquity of the area.
Scenery of Lugu Lake in summer
Where to
Bordering Sichuan province, Lugu is the highest lake in Yunnan, standing about 2,700 meters above sea level and surrounded by forest-clad mountains.
Flame trees bloom in Jianshui old town
Sights
Recent online photos show the blooming flame trees in southern Yunnan’s Jianshui county town in early summer. Also known as royal poinciana or flamboyant tree, the flame tree beautified the ancient town.
Fuxian Lake, a habitat for birds in Chengjiang
Where to
The Fuxian Lake National Wetland Park in Chengjiang City, Yunnan Province, is located in the north shore of Fuxian Lake on the plateau. It attracts many birds to live and breed.
Potatoes are sold on live stream in Eryuan county
Lifestyle
“Our market team sold more than 9000 kilos potatoes by live streaming today, and they have been delivered to every customer everywhere in China,”said a network anchor in west Yunnan's Eryuan county on May 6.
Yunnan to welcome butterfly swarms
Sights
Countless numbers of caterpillars will emerge from their cocoons as butterflies later this month in what's known as Butterfly Valley in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province.
Tiger-leaping gorge reopens to public
Where to
As one of the most world-famous tourist sites in Shangri-la, Yunnan Province, the tiger-leaping gorge reopened to the public recently, welcoming visitors from around the world.
Jacaranda blossoms welcome visitors over May Day holiday
Where to
With blue violet petals filling the air and falling with the wind, jacaranda trees formed a good view and invited in droves of tourists from different places.
Bird view of Baolong freeway in SW Yunnan
Where to
The 76km freeway passes through the Gaoligong Mountains and the grand Nujiang River valley, and its tunnels and bridges are named after the rare plants and animals in the mountains.
University dinner table graced by rose dishes
Flavor
Around two hectares of roses were in full blossom in the Chenggong campus of Yunnan University these days, and 25 rose dishes were thus made for students and teachers therein.
Rural reading prevails in Shaxi old town
Lifestyle
The bookstore branch has grown to be a favored destination for locals and tourists to read and enjoy leisure, forming a trend of rural reading in the area.
Jacaranda blossoms form sights in Spring City
Sights
The Jacaranda Theme Park on mid-Jiaochang Road was the most popular tourist site. Decorated by the blue velvets, the city looks dreamlike and fantastic, appealing to citizens and visitors for photographing.
Pu’er speeds up integration into grand tourist route
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As an essential part of the grand tourist ring route in west Yunnan province, Pu’er City has strung the scenic areas, heritage sites and border sights within its jurisdiction.
China builds nearly 600,000 cultural centers in villages
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China encourages cultural centers and libraries in county-level regions to increase their branches, the statement noted, adding that more than 20,000 such facilities have been built as of the end of last year.
Flame trees bloom in Yuanjiang county
Sights
Recent online photos show the blooming flame trees in central Yunnan’s Yuanjiang Hani, Yi and Dai autonomous...
Banshan hotel helps upgrade tourism in Yunnan
Where to
In operating its business in Yunnan, the hotel tried provides its job opportunities first to local residents, contributing to provincial upgrade in tourism and economy.
Special scent of tofu in hot-spring village
Flavor
In the Wenquan (hot spring) village of Jiangchuan, the tofu is fermented long and evenly, resulting in a strong smell. A singled bite on the smelly tofu will make diners immensely delighted.
Picturesque scenery lures visitors in Qujing
Sights
Recently, flowers are blooming at the Love Town in east Yunnan's Qujing City, forming a fantastic sight and inviting in droves of tourists.
Photographer collects 200 plus antique cameras
Lifestyle
While some use cameras to record their sweet experiences or perfect moments, Mr. Deng Zhiye in central Yunnan’s Kunming enjoys collecting varied types of cameras that represent different stages of technological evolution.
Buses with jacaranda theme launched in Kunming
Sights
On April 20, a No. 104 bus with the jacaranda theme was launched on Mid-Jiaochang Road in Kunming, capital city of Yunnan province.
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