Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Early Maps of Yunnan

The history of maps in Yunnan began more than a thousand years ago. But it was the Jesuits who revolutionised mapping in China, producing the first accurate maps of the provinces, including remote Yunnan.


Jim Goodman: The Akha

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The Akha, in China known as the Aini branch of the Hani people, migrated from China southwards into Laos, Burma and Thailand. In this richly illustrated book J Goodman, aka 'Akha Jim', explains their life and culture.

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.


Hometown of many Bai merchants, Xizhou boast some impressive architecture.

Markets this Friday

Kunming 昆明
Jinsuo 金所乡
Jiulong 九龙乡

Dali 大理
Pingchuan 平川
Hecun 萂村
Shaxi 沙溪
Longjie 龙街
Baidangping 白荡坪
Gudi 古底
Nanxin 南新
Yangbi 漾濞彝族自治县
Caojian 漕间
Longjie 龙街
Yousuo 右所镇

Dehong 德宏
Lianghe 梁河县
Kachang 卡场镇

Honghe 红河
Dixibei 地西北
Xinjie 新街
Xinhua 新华乡
Lengquan 冷泉镇
Shitouzhai 石头寨
Dongshan 东山镇
Lengdun 冷墩
Daheigong 大黑公
Wuwan 乌弯

Wenshan 文山
Boai 剥隘镇
Heizhiguo 黑支果乡
Badaoshao 八道哨乡
Dongma 董马乡
Xinzhai 新寨乡

Chuxiong 楚雄
Jiuchang 九厂
Dalongkou 大龙口乡
Guihua 桂花乡
Qianchang 前场镇

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

Puer 普洱
Mangxin 芒信镇
Qiannuo 千糯

Nujiang 怒江
Zilijia 子里甲乡
Daxingdi 大兴地乡
Chenggan 称杆