Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


1875: Death of a British Diplomat

After Britain's 1852 annexation of lower Burma lucrative trade with China through its back-door seemed more than a distant possibility. But after a successful first mission up the Irrawaddy and into Yunnan in 1868, the second British mission six years later ended in tragedy.


Xihu Harvest Season

Xihu Harvest Season
Xihu 西湖, a 坝子 in the south of Eryuan county, with its seasonally fluctuating lake is one of the last remnants of mixed aquatic and dry agriculture which must have been quite common in Yunnan before Ming and Qing dynasty settlers drained most valleys.

Markets this Wednesday

Kunming 昆明
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Longtou 龙头街
Kedu 柯渡镇

Dali 大理
Zhongjiang 中江
Zhouguanying 周官营
Shuanglang 双廊镇
Shanglan 上兰
Shaba 沙坝
Zhongying 种英
Shunbi 順濞

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州

Honghe 红河
Mengla 勐拉
Niujiaozhai 牛角寨
Zhicun 芷村镇
Baiyun 白云乡
Longwu 龙武镇
Yongning 永宁乡
Hongtian 红田
Maandi 马鞍底
Tutai 土台

Wenshan 文山
Donggan 董干镇
Nijiao 腻脚彝族乡
Shadou 沙斗
Jiumo 旧莫乡
Jijie 鸡街乡
Tienpeng 田蓬镇

Chuxiong 楚雄
Maojie 猫街镇
Yaoan 姚安县
Shizhong 适中乡

Baoshan 保山市
Mangkuan 芒宽彝族傣族乡
Zhonghe 中和
Bawan 坝湾镇

Lincang 临沧
Menglai 勐来乡
Lushi 鲁史

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

Yuxi 玉溪
Yuanjiang 元江哈尼族彝族傣族自治县
Nanuo 那诺乡

Diqing 迪庆
Kaifaqu 开发区

Puer 普洱
Menglian 孟连傣族拉祜族佤族自治县
Mengsuo 勐梭镇

Nujiang 怒江
Lazan 腊咱
Lumadeng 鹿马登乡