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.


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

Dali 大理
Jianchuan 剑川县

Honghe 红河
Azhahe 阿扎河
Mengzi 蒙自县
Dixibei 地西北
Laomeng 老勐
Pingbian 屏边苗族自治县

Wenshan 文山
Boai 剥隘镇

Yuxi 玉溪
Jiasa 戛洒镇

Puer 普洱
Lancang 澜沧拉祜族自治县
Mangxin 芒信镇