Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


The Red Soil of Dongchuan

The Red Soil of Dongchuan
The Wumeng Mountains' bright red soil, the buckwheat's yellow and Yunnan's dramatic skies make the region around Dongchuan a paradise for photographers.


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.

Yunnan Tours

We can put you in contact with personally vetted, experienced tour guides, speaking Chinese, English, Dutch and German, for southwestern China. They can help you plan a trip matching your personal interests and requirements and accompany you on your trip. We just provide the introduction, we do not charge any commission or fees.
For enquiries email tours@yunnanexplorer.com.


Fazi Temple is an abandoned clan memorial temple on a cemetery hill west of Xizhou.


Hometown of many Bai merchants, Xizhou boast some impressive architecture.


Brenda McLean: George Forrest, Plant Hunter

Cover Image
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.


Rushan is a dried cow milk cheese, made in the Dali region. 



Largest Miao village in the Kunming area with a large Christian community and a nationally-acclaimed church-choir.

Note that currently because auf the Coronavirus crisis all festivals have been cancelled

Markets this Wednesday

Kunming 昆明
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Banqiao 板桥乡
Longtou 龙头街

Dali 大理
Huangping 黄平镇
Shunbi 順濞
Niujie 牛街
Xintun 辛屯
Zhongying 种英
Songgui 松桂
Shaba 沙坝
Zhouguanying 周官营
Qinghua 清华
Shanglan 上兰

Lijiang 丽江
Shigu 石鼓镇
Yongsheng 永胜县
Banqiao 板桥

Honghe 红河
Zhicun 芷村镇
Nafa 那发
Niujie 牛街镇
Tutai 土台
Sancun 三村
Hongtian 红田
Jiache 架车
Shaochong 哨冲镇
Baiyun 白云乡
Zhongzhai 中寨
Yongning 永宁乡

Wenshan 文山
Puyang 普阳
Xichou 西畴县
Shupi 树皮彝族乡
Funing 富宁县

Chuxiong 楚雄
Maojie 猫街镇
Yaoan 姚安县

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

Zhaotong 昭通
Shikan 石坎
Jiucheng 旧城
Weixin 威信
Changan 长安

Yuxi 玉溪
Yangjie 羊街乡
Dianzhong 甸中

Nujiang 怒江
Lazan 腊咱
Lumadeng 鹿马登乡

Puer 普洱
Nuofu 糯福
Mengma 孟马镇

Diqing 迪庆
Jiagetu 价格土