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 groups, landscapes, natural scenery, creatures, etc where one could taste the most aspects of our planet.You are welcome to Yunnan!
English Name: Yunnan
Chinese Name: 云南 (yún nán)
Administration Type: Province
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
|The Stone Forest||Dianchi Lake||Dali Ancient City|
|Lijiang Ancient Town||Jade Dragon Snow Mountain||Yuanyang Terraced Fields|
|Luoping Scenic Area||Xishuangbanna 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
|Yunnan Ethnic Villages||Xingping Huayao Dai Village||Laodabao Village,Pu'er|
|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.