Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Black Well, White Gold

Black Well, White Gold
Heijing is a small town in the northern Chuxiong mountains. Salt once made Heijing one of Yunnan's richest towns. Now its architectural splendours are being rediscovered.



Azhali is an ancient Buddhist sect, dating back to the Nanzhao Empire, when Buddhism was adopted as state religion. It survived the centuries in Bai areas mostly around Jianchuan. These portraits were taken during the Prince Festival 太子会, the most significant Azhali event.

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Kunming 昆明
Kedu 柯渡镇

Dali 大理
Shuanglang 双廊镇
Duomei 朵美
Liuhe 六合
Daying 大营
Junhua 均化
Yangcen 羊岑
Biaocun 表村
Haidong 海东
Shanyang 衫阳
Niujie 牛街
Maidi 脉地
Heqing 鹤庆县
Qiaohou 乔后

Lijiang 丽江
Liming 黎明

Xishuangbanna 西双版纳
Xiding 西定哈尼族乡

Dehong 德宏
Kachang 卡场镇
Lianghe 梁河县

Honghe 红河
Mengla 勐拉
Dianwei 甸尾乡
Heping 和平乡
Wuwan 乌弯
Baixian 白显
Xinjie 新街
Maandi 马鞍底
Daheigong 大黑公

Wenshan 文山
Shadou 沙斗
Jijie 鸡街乡
Donggan 董干镇
Nijiao 腻脚彝族乡
Tienpeng 田蓬镇

Chuxiong 楚雄
Jiyi 己衣乡
Dongpo 东坡傣族乡
Sanchahe 三岔河乡
Tanhua 昙花乡
Mixing 弥兴镇
Guanglu 光路镇

Baoshan 保山市
Wafang 瓦房彝族白族乡
Mangbang 芒棒

Lincang 临沧
Yongde 永德县
Luodang 洛党
Danjia 单甲乡
Lushi 鲁史
Fuhe 复合
Mengdui 孟堆乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

Yuxi 玉溪
Tadian 塔甸
Mosha 漠沙镇
Xingmeng 兴蒙
Jiasa 戛洒镇
Hexi 河西

Nujiang 怒江
Jiakedi 架科底乡
Pihe 匹河怒族乡
Dimaluo

Puer 普洱
Mangxin 芒信镇
Qiannuo 千糯