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

Kunming 昆明
Banqiao 板桥乡

Dali 大理
Waxi 瓦溪
Jizushan 鸡足山
Niujie 牛街
Tuanjie 团结
Baishi 白石
Qinghua 清华
Misha 弥沙
Shaping 沙平村

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州

Honghe 红河
Nafa 那发
Laozhai 老寨苗族乡
Baihe 白河乡
Sancun 三村
Longwu 龙武镇
Puxiong 普雄
Zhongzhai 中寨
Chemalong 车玛龙
Jiache 架车

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

Chuxiong 楚雄
Chadian 插甸乡
Shizhong 适中乡
Qianchang 前场镇

Baoshan 保山市
Xinzhai 新寨
Hehua 荷花傣族佤族乡

Lincang 临沧
Mengding 孟定
Banhong 班洪乡
Nanmei 南美拉祜族乡

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

Puer 普洱
Mengma 孟马镇
Nuofu 糯福

Nujiang 怒江
Maji 马吉乡
Pengdang 捧当