Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Into the Land of the Black Lisu

The Nujiang Canyon, on Yunnan's western frontier, was until the 1930s a blank area on the map that not even Chinese troops dared to enter. In 1905 two British explorers made the first foray into this land of the Black Lisu.


Art of Yabajie

Art of Yabajie
The Mute God or Yaba 哑巴 ceremonies in Xiangyun county have evolved into an elaborate Gesamtkunstwerk with dance, body ornamentation, sculpture and painting involving the entire Yi village. Compared to a few years ago, the imagery has taken on a much more sexualized character, maybe reflecting a need to create ever more outlandish 'traditional' festivals.

Markets this Monday

Dali 大理
Dacang 大仓镇
Wanqiao 湾桥
Jizushan 鸡足山
Waxi 瓦溪
Wase 挖色
Misha 弥沙
Fengyi 凤仪
Weishan 巍山彝族回族自治县
Tuanjie 团结
Dianzhong 甸中
Baishi 白石
Shaping 沙平村

Dehong 德宏
Husa 户撒乡
Nangsong 曩宋阿昌族乡

Honghe 红河
Baihe 白河乡
Laozhai 老寨苗族乡
Puxiong 普雄
Chemalong 车玛龙
Mengping 勐坪

Wenshan 文山
Mugan 木杆
Zhulin 珠琳镇
Shuanglongying 双龙营乡
Lida 里达镇
Zhujie 朱街镇
Funing 富宁县

Chuxiong 楚雄
Chadian 插甸乡
Qianchang 前场镇

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

Yuxi 玉溪
Fuliangpeng 富良棚

Diqing 迪庆
Kaifaqu 开发区

Puer 普洱
Fuyan 富岩
Kangping 康平乡

Nujiang 怒江
Maji 马吉乡
Pengdang 捧当
Fugong 福贡