Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


From Niujiaozhai to Yuanyang

Yuanyang county, south of the Red River in the province's southeast, is famous for its Hani rice-terraces. With its splendid vistas and ethnic mix it is also a great area for hiking. Here we describe a moderate day-hike starting at the market-town of Niujiaozhai, passing through Yi and Hani villages and ending with stunning sunset vistas over the rice-terraces of Longshuba.


Jim Goodman: The Akha

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The Akha, in China known as the Aini branch of the Hani people, migrated from China southwards into Laos, Burma and Thailand. In this richly illustrated book J Goodman, aka 'Akha Jim', explains their life and culture.

Yunnan Tours

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Bai folk music star Li Baomei 李宝妹 and the Shibaoshan Bai Folk Music Art Troupe perform in her home village Shilong 石龙村.


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.


Yunnan's only Shui-Township with stunning karst scenery.

Markets this Saturday

Kunming 昆明
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Tangdan 汤丹镇
Wumeng 乌蒙乡
Fazhe 法者镇

Dali 大理
Zhoucheng 州城
Yongping 永平县
Huangping 黄平镇
Jiangwei 江尾镇
Shuixie 水泄
Paiying 排营
Songgui 松桂
Shijing 师井
Xintun 辛屯
Lijiao 力角
Diannan 甸南
Gonglang 公郎镇

Lijiang 丽江
Shigu 石鼓镇
Jiuhe 九河
Banqiao 板桥
Yongsheng 永胜县

Dehong 德宏
Kachang 卡场镇
Lianghe 梁河县

Honghe 红河
Nanke 南科
Xinansuo 新安所镇
Niujie 牛街镇
Daheishan 大黑山乡
Sancun 三村
Leyu 乐育
Majie 马街
Wuwan 乌弯
Xinxian 新现乡
Jinping 金平苗族瑶族傣族自治县
Lvchun 绿春县
Xinjie 新街
Daheigong 大黑公
Shaochong 哨冲镇
Mengqiao 勐桥乡

Wenshan 文山
Pingzhai 平寨乡
Matang 马塘镇
Muyang 木央镇
Pingba 坪坝镇
Banggu 蚌谷乡
Nanping (Majie) 南屏镇 (马街)

Chuxiong 楚雄
Dahekou 大河口乡
Wanyaoshu 弯腰树

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

Lincang 临沧
Yongde 永德县
Danjia 单甲乡
Xinhua 新华彝族苗族乡
Fuhe 复合
Mengdui 孟堆乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Shikan 石坎
Weixin 威信
Jiucheng 旧城
Changan 长安

Yuxi 玉溪
Mosha 漠沙镇
Yangjie 羊街乡
Dianzhong 甸中

Diqing 迪庆
Kaifaqu 开发区
Jiagetu 价格土
Xiaoweixi 小维西

Nujiang 怒江
Hexi 河西
Puladi 普拉底乡
Laowo 老窝
Aludi 阿路底

Puer 普洱
Mangxin 芒信镇
Qiannuo 千糯
Minle 民乐