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 Wednesday

Kunming 昆明
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Longtou 龙头街
Banqiao 板桥乡

Dali 大理
Zhouguanying 周官营
Shanglan 上兰
Shaba 沙坝
Niujie 牛街
Yinqiao 银桥
Qinghua 清华
Zhongying 种英
Shunbi 順濞

Honghe 红河
Shengcun 生村
Nafa 那发
Zhicun 芷村镇
Yongning 永宁乡
Baiyun 白云乡
Hongtian 红田
Zhongzhai 中寨
Jiache 架车
Tutai 土台

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

Chuxiong 楚雄
Maojie 猫街镇
Yaoan 姚安县

Baoshan 保山市
Xinzhai 新寨
Hehua 荷花傣族佤族乡

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

Puer 普洱
Mengma 孟马镇
Nuofu 糯福
Jiangcheng 江城哈尼族彝族自治县

Nujiang 怒江
Lazan 腊咱
Lumadeng 鹿马登乡