Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Kiss of Life for an Old Caravan Market

Until the middle of last century, Shaxi was a flourishing village on the caravan road to Tibet. The following decades made it a place that history forgot. Now Shaxi is undergoing an award-winning restoration.


Brenda McLean: George Forrest, Plant Hunter

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George Forrest, perhaps the most successful plant collector of his time, left little written about his numerous journeys to Yunnan, so this well-illustrated book fills in much needed detail about his life.

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Tianmoya 天摩牙 is a vast temple complex on the western side of the Weishan basin that combines elements of Daoism, Buddhism and Ancient Religion. The Leishen 雷神 shown here are magic spirits of the Daoist world.


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.


Once an important salt-mining town, now the second largest town along the Heihui River north of Yangbi.

Markets this Tuesday

Kunming 昆明
Jiulong 九龙乡

Dali 大理
Fuheng 富恒
Yongping 永平县
Huangping 黄平镇
Fengyu 风羽
Longjie 龙街
Liandong 炼洞
Longjie 龙街
Baofeng 宝丰乡
Guanping 关平
Zhongjiang 中江
Madeng 马镫
Binju 宾居
Shuijing 水井

Lijiang 丽江
Shunzhou 顺州

Honghe 红河
Caoba 草坝镇
Mingjiu 鸣鹫镇
Wantang 湾塘乡
Dixibei 地西北
Sankeshu 三棵树
Dayangjie 大羊街
Longwu 龙武镇
Xinjie 新街

Wenshan 文山
Badaoshao 八道哨乡
Heizhiguo 黑支果乡
Jiayi 稼依镇
Xinzhai 新寨乡
Boai 剥隘镇
Dongma 董马乡

Chuxiong 楚雄
Gaoqiao 高桥镇
Dalongkou 大龙口乡
Shizhong 适中乡

Baoshan 保山市
Xinzhai 新寨
Hehua 荷花傣族佤族乡

Lincang 临沧
Mengding 孟定
Banhong 班洪乡
Nanmei 南美拉祜族乡
Yalian 亚练乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

Yuxi 玉溪
Nanuo 那诺乡
Mosha 漠沙镇
Yani 亚尼
Yuanjiang 元江哈尼族彝族傣族自治县

Nujiang 怒江
Lishadi 利沙底乡
Gudeng 古登
Bingzhongluo 丙中洛

Puer 普洱
Nuofu 糯福
Mengma 孟马镇