Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Raid on Cikou Church

Western missionaries were not always welcome in Yunnan. And when in 1867 they opened a mission in the upper Mekong valley, on the gates of Tibet, they incurred the wrath of Tibet's rulers.


Domestic Splendour: Residential Woodcarving in Shiping

Domestic Splendour: Residential Woodcarving in Shiping
The merchants of Shiping grew rich on the tin trade at the beginning of the century. Their family fortunes did not survive the times but some of their residences did. The communist revolution saw the families turned out of their homes and those that took their place were often too poor to modernize the buildings, leaving them largely intact. Today a number have been converted into lifeless museums, but others are inhabited by families who can claim them as home for half a century.

Markets this Tuesday

Dali 大理
Fengyu 风羽
Binju 宾居
Wanqiao 湾桥
Gonglang 公郎镇
Zhongjiang 中江
Baofeng 宝丰乡
Liandong 炼洞
Wase 挖色
Madeng 马镫
Guanping 关平
Fengyi 凤仪
Yongjian 永连
Shuijing 水井
Fuheng 富恒
Yongping 永平县
Shuixie 水泄

Lijiang 丽江
Judian 巨甸镇

Dehong 德宏
Husa 户撒乡
Nangsong 曩宋阿昌族乡

Honghe 红河
Jinping 金平苗族瑶族傣族自治县
Xinjie 新街
Lvchun 绿春县
Mingjiu 鸣鹫镇
Caoba 草坝镇
Dayangjie 大羊街
Majie 马街
Wantang 湾塘乡
Mengqiao 勐桥乡
Nanke 南科

Wenshan 文山
Muyang 木央镇
Banggu 蚌谷乡
Jiayi 稼依镇
Pingzhai 平寨乡
Nanping (Majie) 南屏镇 (马街)

Chuxiong 楚雄
Gaoqiao 高桥镇
Xiaoju 小苴
Dalongkou 大龙口乡

Lincang 临沧
Guoda 郭大彝族白族乡
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
Xinhua 新华彝族苗族乡
Junsai 军赛乡
Quannei 圈内

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

Yuxi 玉溪
Hexi 河西
Mosha 漠沙镇
Xingmeng 兴蒙
Fuliangpeng 富良棚

Diqing 迪庆
Weideng 维登

Puer 普洱
Fuyan 富岩
Minle 民乐

Nujiang 怒江
Gudeng 古登
Lishadi 利沙底乡
Bingzhongluo 丙中洛
Fugong 福贡