cobbled streets, jade dragon snow mountain, lijiang, stone bridges, yulong snow mountain, yunnan province

Step Back in Time to the Old Town of Lijiang

Many say the Old Town of Lijiang in the northwest of Yunnan Province is a perfect place to lose yourself in the past. In this mountainous historic town, sunshine is most treasured, and time is of the least concern. Walk along the stony alleys of Lijiang around daybreak, and you can hear the sound of horses clip-clopping in the ...

Kathy McWilliams

Black Dragon Pool Park in Lijiang, China, with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.

10 Amazing Places You Should Visit in China’s Yunnan Province

Yunnan is a mystical province situated on the southwest plateau of China, and it is home to 25 different ethnic groups. Apart from Shangri-La, Lijiang, and Dali, there are many other splendid landscapes to visit in Yunnan that have not yet been commercially exploited. Make your list of must-see places in Yunnan, and prepare to feast your eyes! 1. ...

Max Lu

Middle aged Asian female tourist wearing a backpack and a camera, standing with arms widespread in front of Chongsheng Temple in Dali old town,Yunnan,China.

China’s Yunnan Province: An Attempt to Decipher Diversity

If there were any place that deserves the crown of diversity, then it most probably would be Yunnan Province, China’s ethnic melting pot. Its landscapes are as grand as its people are diverse. While bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, almost half of China’s 56 minority groups are situated here. Every trip is part of more ...

Hermann Rohr