Yunnan · Lijiang
Lijiang County

Picture: The old bridge at Shigu.
Shigu Chain Bridge: The old bridge at Shigu.

Lijiang - Twenty Years On

Jim Goodman, veteran researcher and writer on Yunnan and its people, has just republished his 1997 book "Children of the Jade Dragon: the Naxi and Yi of Northwest Yunnan". In its new preface he looks back at the changes the last twenty years have brought.


Baoshan Stone Town

A small, but beautiful village, perched on a rocky outcrop above the Jinsha River, is the attraction in this remote area.



A history trading post on the upper reaches of the Yangzi.


Shigu and the First Bend of the Yangzi

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


Red Cliffs of Liming

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