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.
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.
In China even the 'old towns' are new. Under the 古镇, or ancient town, moniker old towns are razed and their population driven out to make space for sanitized versions of Chinese history that drive the tourist dollar.
Bai 白族话 is the language spoken by the Bai people 白族 in the Dali area. While Chinese has become the lingua franca, Bai is still actively spoken by many, particularly older people, but it does not have a native written form and comes in many dialects. Here we list the available resources for learning this difficult language.
Dali City administers surroundings of Erhai with the lofty Cangshan mountains to the west, a region dominated by the Bai people.
Yangbi is an Yi area to the western side of the Cangshan mountains. It is famous for its walnuts.
Nanjian's main attractions are the cherry flower in December and the Earth Forest.
Called 'museum of bridges', Yunlong county is one of Yunnan's rarely visited gems: the small county town with pleasant Hushan temple mountain in the back, the historic salt town Nuodeng just a few kilometers away and the many covered bridges across the picturesque Bi River that have given the county its moniker make a trip to Yunlong a trip back in time.
Unspoiled Weishan boast Yunnan's most beautiful county town, an important Taoist mountain and areas of strong Muslim and Yi tradition.
With Shibaoshan Jianchuan hosts the most historically interesting temple complex in Yunnan and just south of it lies Shaxi, the best preserved traditional trading post.
The 'Source of Erhai' has with Cibi Lake, West Lake and Fengyu a number of nice place, plus plenty of hotsprings.
Fishpond Fair 29 Sep 2023
Benzhu Worship 07 Oct 2023
Flower Lantern 15 Oct 2023
Opening of the Fishing Season 28 Oct 2023
Guanyin Enlightenment 02 Nov 2023
Benzhu Worship 24 Jan 2024
Benzhu Worship 25 Jan 2024
Benzhu Worship 28 Jan 2024
Benzhu Worship 02 Feb 2024
Bai Opera 14 Feb 2024
Yaba Festival 17 Feb 2024
Singing Festival 18 Feb 2024
Weishan Temple Fair 18 Feb 2024
Flower Lantern Festival 24 Feb 2024
Singing Festival 24 Feb 2024
Mute God Festival 17 Mar 2024
Snack Festival 17 Mar 2024
Caojian Bath Gathering 17 Mar 2024
Benzhu Worship 17 Mar 2024
Temple Fair 24 Mar 2024
Singing Festival 28 Mar 2024
Third Month Fair 23 Apr 2024
Chaoshan Fair 23 Apr 2024
Lingbao Mountain Fair 28 Apr 2024
Start of Summer Market 05 May 2024
Benzhu Worship 07 May 2024
Butterfly Festival 22 May 2024
Raosanling 29 May 2024
Dandao Temple Fair 18 Jun 2024
Benzhu Worship 19 Jul 2024
Benzhu Worship 20 Jul 2024
Guanyin Practice Day 24 Jul 2024
Benzhu Worship 30 Jul 2024
Bai Torch Festival 30 Jul 2024
Benzhu Worship 02 Aug 2024
Bridge Temple Fair 18 Aug 2024
Benzhu Worship 24 Aug 2024
Lanterns on the Lake 25 Aug 2024
Songgui Temple Fair 25 Aug 2024
Benzhu Worship 25 Aug 2024
Benzhu Worship 26 Aug 2024
Benzhu Worship 27 Aug 2024
Shibaoshan Songfest 30 Aug 2024