Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Watersplashing in Yongping

Watersplashing in Yongping
Ask for the Watersplashing Festival, or Poshuijie 泼水节, and everyone will tell you to go to Jinghong, capital of Yunnan's Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Region: the 'biggest and best' Dai celebrations to mark their New Year are taking place there. And big it is. Thousands of Han Chinese and foreign tourist flock to Jinghong every year. Jinghong's Poshuijie certainly is big -- and very commercial. If big crowds and big events are your thing, go to Jinghong.



Just a few old ladies of the Lotus Pond Society 莲池会 in Sanwenbi 三文笔 village attending the festival in honour of the local Benzhu 本主 is perhaps a sign of a slowly dying ancient religious culture.

Markets this Thursday

Kunming 昆明
Kedu 柯渡镇

Dali 大理
Daying 大营
Shuanglang 双廊镇
Huangping 黄平镇
Yangcen 羊岑
Biaocun 表村
Niujie 牛街
Fengyi 凤仪
Maidi 脉地
Zhongjiang 中江
Wase 挖色
Qiaohou 乔后
Yongjian 永连

Lijiang 丽江
Judian 巨甸镇

Xishuangbanna 西双版纳
Xiding 西定哈尼族乡

Dehong 德宏
Nangsong 曩宋阿昌族乡
Husa 户撒乡

Honghe 红河
Mengla 勐拉
Niujiaozhai 牛角寨
Sancun 三村
Dianwei 甸尾乡
Heping 和平乡
Baixian 白显
Maandi 马鞍底

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

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

Baoshan 保山市
Manglong 芒龙

Lincang 临沧
Cangyuan 沧源佤族自治县
Guoda 郭大彝族白族乡
Quannei 圈内
Lushi 鲁史
Zhenkang 镇康县
Shuangjiang 双江拉祜族佤族布朗族傣族自治县
Junsai 军赛乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Linfeng 麟风
Shuitian 水田

Yuxi 玉溪
Fuliangpeng 富良棚
Xingmeng 兴蒙
Hexi 河西

Diqing 迪庆
Weideng 维登

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

Puer 普洱
Fuyan 富岩