Yunnan - China's most beautiful province

Marco Polo in Yunnan?

Did the great Venetian traveller reach Yunnan? Almost certainly not, but still his accounts are the first words Europeans heard about this far-away region.

Jim Goodman: The Akha: Guardians of the Forest

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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.

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A blacksmith in Fengyi's Jiangxi village 凤仪江西村 still makes farmtools by hand. In the village once most households were blacksmiths, today only a handful remain.

The Danxia, or red sandstore, cliffs around Liming are a hikers' and climbers' paradise that is just now being discovered.

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.

The turn of the Yangzi made Chinese civilization possible and was the location of many important battles.

Markets this Friday

Kunming 昆明
Jinsuo 金所乡

Dali 大理
Junhua 均化
Hecun 萂村
Nanxin 南新
Duomei 朵美
Gunipen 沽泥盆
Shanyang 衫阳
Jiancao 捡槽
Wuxing 五星
Pingchuan 平川
Gudi 古底
Liuhe 六合
Heqing 鹤庆县
Yangbi 漾濞彝族自治县
Baidangping 白荡坪
Caojian 漕间
Shaxi 沙溪
Yousuo 右所镇

Lijiang 丽江
Liming 黎明

Honghe 红河
Xinhua 新华乡
Lengquan 冷泉镇
Lengdun 冷墩
Dongshan 东山镇
Shitouzhai 石头寨
Mengping 勐坪

Wenshan 文山
Zhujie 朱街镇
Lida 里达镇
Mugan 木杆
Shuanglongying 双龙营乡
Zhulin 珠琳镇
Funing 富宁县

Chuxiong 楚雄
Qianchang 前场镇
Dalongkou 大龙口乡
Mixing 弥兴镇
Jiuchang 九厂
Guihua 桂花乡

Baoshan 保山市
Xiaopingtian 小平田
Wama 瓦马彝族白族乡
Tengchong 腾冲县

Lincang 临沧
Mangka 芒卡镇
Fengwei 风尾镇
Boshang 博商
Mengjiao 勐角乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Shuanghe 双河

Yuxi 玉溪
Tadian 塔甸
Jiasa 戛洒镇
Xingmeng 兴蒙
Hexi 河西

Nujiang 怒江
Chenggan 称杆
Daxingdi 大兴地乡
Zilijia 子里甲乡

Puer 普洱
Yongping 永平镇
Meng'a 孟啊