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Tibetan Opera troupe marks 60th anniversary

Palden Wangchuk, head of the region's Tibetan Opera troupe, said that since the troupe's official founding in 1960, it has been working toward the goals of preserving the form, but also on the creation of operas for modern times....


Flocks of black-necked cranes seen in Huize

A flock of cranes fly over the National Nature Reserve of Black-necked Cranes in Huize County of Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 19, 2020. Large numbers of migratory birds including black-necked cranes and grey cranes flied here for wintering. ...


Pageant held in south Yunnan to mark Loy Krathong

The awarding ceremony of a beauty pageant for the Loy Krathong Festival was held in south Yunnan’s Xishangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture on Oct. 31....


Season's first snow comes to Diqing

Shangri-La in Yunnan province's Dechen Tibet autonomous prefecture welcomed its first snow of the year after days of rain last week. White snow and yellow leaves formed a highland picture that mixed the beauty of autumn and winter....


New Year of Lisu people lures tourists to Kunming

This year, China’s National Day holiday coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival), one of the most important moments for family reunions in the country over a year....


Women with facial tattoos lead a happy life in NW Yunnan

Lian Zixian is one of the 20 Derung ethnic women with facial tattoos, who live in Dulongjiang Township, northwest Yunnan’s Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. ...


In pics: eco-beauty seen at Erhai Lake, west Yunnan

Pictures taken on September 7 show the ecological beauty of the Erhai Lake in west Yunnan’s Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. ...


Melting snow seen on Baima Snow Mountain in summer

The Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve is located in the northwest of Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province....


Elephant preserve to ease conflicts with humans

Eighty hectares of land have been transformed into a new habitat for wild Asian elephants, the Simao Forestry and Grassland Bureau in Pu'er, Yunnan province, announced....


New ziplines built up in Nujiang village for planting tsao-ko

As locals are turning for planting Amomum tsao-ko to shake off poverty in recent years, new types of ziplines have appeared in the Majimi village in northwest Yunnan’s Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture....


Gu Feng: Pilot stunt-kite flyer in Kunming

Members of the Kunming stunt kite team enjoyed the training more. "I can still remember the movements and formations during the training." ...


In pics: Macaques enjoy life at new home in E. Yunnan

In late June, ranger Wang Haisi was busy with feeding the rhesus monkeys at the Wanfengshan eco-protection area in east Yunnan’s Luoping County. ...


Water-milled tea, a Hani taste of fragrance

At the Wulichong tea garden, south Yunnan’s Mengzi city, tea leaves are kneaded by a grinder which is tied to a rotating water wheel. Because the grinder is indirectly driven by flowing water, local people also call the tea thus made "water-milled tea"....


Special train carries students to college exam

China Railway Kunming Group is providing a special train for 295 students living in remote mountainous areas in Guangtong town, Lufeng county, Yunnan province, to take this year's annual college entrance exam....


​Yubeng Village: A hidden gem in the mountains

Yubeng Village in southwest China's Yunnan Province sits at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain and is surrounded by large swathes of lush forest. ...


Typical folk customs during the Dragon Boat Festival

Falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (June 25 this year), the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four traditional festivals in China, the other three being the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival....


Red panda, adorable species in high mountains

Mt. Gaoligong in northwest Yunnan is one of the habitats for red pandas (ailurus fulgens). Monitored data by infrared cameras show the rare species can be seen at an altitude of 2400-3500 meters in the Gaoligong Mountain. ...


New paved road offers lifeline to once-isolated Bala village

Sitting at the foot of Gezong Snow Mountain, 1,300-year-old Bala village was isolated deep in Shangri-La Grand Canyon in the Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Yunnan until 2008....


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