Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


1875: Death of a British Diplomat

After Britain's 1852 annexation of lower Burma lucrative trade with China through its back-door seemed more than a distant possibility. But after a successful first mission up the Irrawaddy and into Yunnan in 1868, the second British mission six years later ended in tragedy.


Liao Yiwu: God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

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Liao Yiwu, one of China's most prominent dissidents, was driven out of China, but not before he used a period of internal exile to research Christian groups, mainly in Yunnan. In this book he tells the stories of the Christians of Dali and of Wuding county.

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Followers of Jianchuan Azhali Buddhism perform a candle dance in Shaxi.


A Bai town famous for its typical Bai architecture.



Best surviving station on the French-built Vietnam-Kunming railway.


Liao Yiwu: God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

Cover Image
Liao Yiwu, one of China's most prominent dissidents, was driven out of China, but not before he used a period of internal exile to research Christian groups, mainly in Yunnan. In this book he tells the stories of the Christians of Dali and of Wuding county.


An unspoilt Tibetan area along the Zhibaluo River.

Markets this Tuesday

Kunming 昆明
Kedu 柯渡镇
Tuanjie 团结

Dali 大理
Junhua 均化
Duomei 朵美
Shuanglang 双廊镇
Fuheng 富恒
Fengyu 风羽
Yongping 永平县
Liandong 炼洞
Baofeng 宝丰乡
Guanping 关平
Liuhe 六合
Heqing 鹤庆县
Binju 宾居
Madeng 马镫
Dali 大理
Caicun 才村
Shuijing 水井

Dehong 德宏
Husa 户撒乡
Nangsong 曩宋阿昌族乡

Honghe 红河
Mengla 勐拉
Caoba 草坝镇
Niujiaozhai 牛角寨
Wantang 湾塘乡
Mingjiu 鸣鹫镇
Maandi 马鞍底
Dayangjie 大羊街

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

Chuxiong 楚雄
Gaoqiao 高桥镇
Dalongkou 大龙口乡
Mixing 弥兴镇

Baoshan 保山市
Manglong 芒龙

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

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

Yuxi 玉溪
Chahe 岔河
Mosha 漠沙镇
Dalongtan 大龙潭

Nujiang 怒江
Gudeng 古登
Bingzhongluo 丙中洛
Lishadi 利沙底乡

Puer 普洱
Fuyan 富岩

Diqing 迪庆
Zhonglu 中路