Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Black Well, White Gold

Black Well, White Gold
Heijing is a small town in the northern Chuxiong mountains. Salt once made Heijing one of Yunnan's richest towns. Now its architectural splendours are being rediscovered.


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.

Wuyin Pilgrimage 五印朝山节

Wuyin Pilgrimage 五印朝山节
The old temple complex on 五印山 is the destination of the annual pilgrimage up the mountain for the 朝山节 of the Yi in Weishan county. This year they were collecting donations to build a new temple.


Unspoiled Weishan boast Yunnan's most beautiful county town, an important Taoist mountain and areas of strong Muslim and Yi tradition.

Markets this Thursday

Kunming 昆明
Tuanjie 团结
Banqiao 板桥乡

Dali 大理
Heqing 鹤庆县
Niujie 牛街
Duomei 朵美
Daying 大营
Biaocun 表村
Yangcen 羊岑
Qiaohou 乔后
Maidi 脉地
Niujie 牛街
Qinghua 清华

Xishuangbanna 西双版纳
Xiding 西定哈尼族乡

Dehong 德宏
Husa 户撒乡
Nangsong 曩宋阿昌族乡

Honghe 红河
Nafa 那发
Heping 和平乡
Baixian 白显
Dianwei 甸尾乡
Zhongzhai 中寨
Jiache 架车

Wenshan 文山
Xichou 西畴县
Banlun 板仑乡
Funing 富宁县
Puyang 普阳
Shupi 树皮彝族乡

Chuxiong 楚雄
Dongpo 东坡傣族乡
Guanglu 光路镇
Tanhua 昙花乡
Sanchahe 三岔河乡
Mixing 弥兴镇

Lincang 临沧
Cangyuan 沧源佤族自治县
Shuangjiang 双江拉祜族佤族布朗族傣族自治县
Zhenkang 镇康县
Junsai 军赛乡
Quannei 圈内

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

Yuxi 玉溪
Mosha 漠沙镇

Nujiang 怒江
Dimaluo
Jiakedi 架科底乡
Pihe 匹河怒族乡

Puer 普洱
Fuyan 富岩

Diqing 迪庆
Zhonglu 中路