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Yunnan Travel Guide

 2016-07-07 15:05:47

Yunnan,located in the most southwest  of China, is one of the most amazing destinations in China.Yunnan refers to 'the place south of the colorful clouds' or 'the place south of Yunling (cloudy ridge) Mountain'. Externally, it borders Vietnam, Laos and Burma; internally, it is neighbor to Guizhou, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Tibet. Yunnan Province is a land of various ethnic Yunnan Mapgroups, landscapes, natural scenery, creatures, etc where one could taste the most aspects of our planet.You are welcome to Yunnan!

Yunnan Facts

English Name: Yunnan
Chinese Name: 云南 (yún nán)
Abbreviation: Dian
Administration Type: Province
Capital: Kunming
Location: 21°8' to 29°16' N, 97°31' to 106°11' E
Altitude: 6,562 feet (average); 22,113 feet (highest); 251 feet (lowest)
Climate: low latitude monsoon climate of mountain-plateau
Area: 394,000km² (152,124 mi²)
Population : 45,966,000


Tourism Cities in Yunnan

With beautiful landmarks and colorful cultures,Yunnan Province is endowed with abundant tourist attractions, and its regions attract visitors with their unique features.Kunming,Dali,Lijiang,and Shangri-La are the most famous tourism cities in Yunnan Province.


What to see in Yunnan ?

Yunnan, literally meaning "South of the Clouds", attracts a large number of visitors with its diverse cultures, rich history, and spectacular landscapes.... More Read: Yunnan Attractions

Stone forest KunmingDainchi LakeDali Ancient Town
                   The Stone Forest                   Dianchi Lake               Dali Ancient City
Lijiang Old Town.jpgYulong MountainYuanyang
             Lijiang Ancient Town    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain        Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Luoping
Lugu Lake
             Luoping Scenic AreaXishuangbanna Nationality Culture              Lugu Lake


Yunan Ethnic Culture

Yunnan has the most ethnic minorities in China, which make up about 1/3 of the province's population. Of China's 55 ethnic minorities, the province is home to 51 and 25 of them exceed populations of 5,000. These ethnic minorities live together over vast areas in the region while some live in individual concentrated communities in small areas. The residences of the ethnic minorities are various and characteristic; their clothes are colorful and distinctive; some of them have their own languages and writings. Last, but not least, they celebrate varied and colorful festivals. The most famous ones include the Torch Festival of Yi Nationality, the March Fair of Bai Nationality, the Water-splashing Festival of Dai Nationality, the Zongge Festival of Jingpo Nationality and the Knife Pole Festival of Lisu Nationality, etc. Read More: Ethnic Minority in Yunnan  Here we list top Yunan Ethnic Cultures sites to visit

Kunming.jpgHuayao DaiLaodabao Village
      Yunnan Ethnic Villages      Xingping Huayao Dai Village          Laodabao Village,Pu'er
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        Laomudeng Village           Naxi Ancient Music         Zhoucheng Bai Village 


When to visit Yunnan?

The weather of Yunnan Province is as varied as its terrain, with a temperate/mountainous zone to the north/west, a tropical zone to the south, and a subtropical zone in between.Generally speaking, the weather in most areas of Yunnan is mild in winter and cool in summer. It is suitable to visit Yunnan all year round.The time to visit Yunnan largely depends on what you want to see, and which part you want to go to. Spring and early summer are the best times to see the flora and fauna. Fall and winter are the best times to see snowcapped mountains and peaks.


How to get to Yunnan?

Yunnan,located in the most southwest  of China, is one of the most amazing destinations in China.Yunnan refers to 'the place south of the colorful clouds' or 'the place south of Yunling (cloudy ridge) Mountain'. Externally, it borders Vietnam, Laos and Burma. Yunnan Trnasportation is served by numerous transport modes, and forms an integral part of the structure Yunnan Province and Southwest China.

More Read:   Yunnan Transportation              Kunming Transportation         

                     Dali Transportation                    Lijiang Transportation 



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