Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Lijiang - Twenty Years On

Jim Goodman, veteran researcher and writer on Yunnan and its people, has just republished his 1997 book "Children of the Jade Dragon: the Naxi and Yi of Northwest Yunnan". In its new preface he looks back at the changes the last twenty years have brought.


Ronald G. Knapp: China's Old Dwellings

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Few people know as much about Chinese architecture as Knapp: from palaces to humble homes he explains important building principles; the connection between environment and housing styles and the development of style over time. A section on minority housing styles complements the book.

Guided Tours

YunnanExplorer can put you in contact with personally vetted, experienced tour guides, speaking Chinese, English and German, for southwestern China. They can help you plan a trip matching your personal interests and requirements and accompany you on your trip. There are no fixed itineraries or time limits. Costs are generally a fixed daily fee plus expenses during the trip. YunnanExplorer just provides the introduction, we do not charge any commission on either side.

Red Cliffs of Liming

Red Cliffs of Liming
The Danxia, or red sandstone, landforms around Liming, a charming Lisu township north of Laojunshan, are a hikers' and climbers' paradise that is just being discovered.


With its well-preserved architecture and tranquil atmosphere, Weishan's capital is Yunnan's most beautiful county town.

Markets this Sunday

Kunming 昆明
Zhuanlong 转龙镇
Xundian 寻甸回族彝族自治县

Dali 大理
Jianchuan 剑川县
Heqing 鹤庆县
Eryuan 洱源县
Sanying 三营
Beitou 北头
Duomei 朵美
Pingpo 平坡
Binchuan 宾川县
Changxin 长新
Liantie 炼铁
Lawu 拉乌
Jiuzhou 旧州
Haidong 海东
Yunlong 云龙县

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州
Hongyan 红岩

Xishuangbanna 西双版纳
Mengman 勐满拉祜族哈尼族布朗族镇
Menghun 勐混

Dehong 德宏
Lianghe 梁河县
Kachang 卡场镇

Honghe 红河
Mengzi 蒙自县
Laomeng 老勐
Azhahe 阿扎河
Pingbian 屏边苗族自治县
Shengcun 生村
Liangdi 浪堤
Diema 垤玛
Yongning 永宁乡
Jiayin 甲寅
Luoen 洛恩
Chake 岔科
Longwu 龙武镇
Daheigong 大黑公
Baohua 宝华
Wuwan 乌弯
Mengping 勐坪

Wenshan 文山
Mugan 木杆
Shuanglongying 双龙营乡
Zhulin 珠琳镇
Zhujie 朱街镇
Zhesang 者桑乡
Guangnan 广南县
Lida 里达镇
Babao 八宝镇
Pingyuan 平远

Chuxiong 楚雄
Bailu 白路
Dayao 大姚县
Yaoan 姚安县
Nanhua 南华县
Guanglu 光路镇
Mixing 弥兴镇

Lincang 临沧
Danjia 单甲乡
Yongde 永德县
Fuhe 复合
Mengdui 孟堆乡
Fengqing 凤庆县

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

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

Puer 普洱
Lancang 澜沧拉祜族自治县
Mangxin 芒信镇
Qiannuo 千糯
Jiangcheng 江城哈尼族彝族自治县

Nujiang 怒江
Tongdian 通甸
Liuku 六库