Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Lijiang - Twenty Years On

Jim Goodman, veteran researcher and writer on Yunnan and its people, has just republished his 1997 book "Children of the Jade Dragon: the Naxi and Yi of Northwest Yunnan". In its new preface he looks back at the changes the last twenty years have brought.


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 Sunday

Kunming 昆明
Zhuanlong 转龙镇
Banqiao 板桥乡
Xundian 寻甸回族彝族自治县

Dali 大理
Jianchuan 剑川县
Beitou 北头
Sanying 三营
Eryuan 洱源县
Zhongjiang 中江
Liantie 炼铁
Lawu 拉乌
Changxin 长新
Pingpo 平坡
Binchuan 宾川县
Qinghua 清华
Yunlong 云龙县
Jiuzhou 旧州
Niujie 牛街

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州
Hongyan 红岩

Xishuangbanna 西双版纳
Mengman 勐满拉祜族哈尼族布朗族镇
Menghun 勐混

Honghe 红河
Pingbian 屏边苗族自治县
Laomeng 老勐
Azhahe 阿扎河
Nafa 那发
Mengzi 蒙自县
Diema 垤玛
Liangdi 浪堤
Jiayin 甲寅
Longwu 龙武镇
Yongning 永宁乡
Chake 岔科
Luoen 洛恩
Zhongzhai 中寨
Jiache 架车
Baohua 宝华

Wenshan 文山
Banlun 板仑乡
Xichou 西畴县
Puyang 普阳
Shupi 树皮彝族乡
Guangnan 广南县
Zhesang 者桑乡
Pingyuan 平远
Babao 八宝镇
Funing 富宁县

Chuxiong 楚雄
Bailu 白路
Guanglu 光路镇
Dayao 大姚县
Yaoan 姚安县
Nanhua 南华县
Shizhong 适中乡

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

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

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

Puer 普洱
Lancang 澜沧拉祜族自治县
Mengma 孟马镇
Nuofu 糯福

Nujiang 怒江
Tongdian 通甸
Liuku 六库