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Lugu Lake: Mesmerizing views of the last matriarchal society

The breathtaking Lugu Lake sits like a precious jewel inlaid in the mysterious frontier of the Sichuan-Yunnan region. It is one of the highest lying lakes by altitude in China’s interior region....


Gusheng in Dali: Ancient village with new look

With a history of more than 2,000 years, the ancient village is built along the Erhai Lake and stretches northward for several miles. Millennia have elapsed, but Gusheng remains charming....


Napahai Lake: A paradise for migrant birds

Located in Shangri-La City, northwest Yunnan’s Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Napahai Lake nature reserve makes a typical wetland-surrounded plateau lake in China’s low-latitude areas, and it is on the List of Wetlands of International Importance. ...


Night economy brightens cultural Jianshui

When darkness falls, lights are lit up, bringing the county town of Jianshui back to life. The old town is located in south Yunnan’s Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture....


Black pottery fires rural tourism in Shangri-La village

Potters in a village of Nyishar township are still utilizing the techniques of their ancient forefathers to make black pottery. Fifty-year-old Tamdrin Bichu is an inheritor of the techniques. ...


Flower fields seen in hot-spring town, central Yunnan

Pictures taken on October 25 show continuous flower fields in the distinct tourist town of hot springs, central Yunnan’s Anning City. The flower varieties, including chrysanthemums, oil-seed flowers, sunflowers, roses and more, invited in flower admirers. ...


Heart-warming images of birds seen in Kunming

The Kunming Golden Temple scenic spot, a 4A-level of its kind, is one of the bird-watching spots for citizens in Kunming. For its lush forest, the scenic spot is home to more than 20 species of wild birds. ...


Yunnan determines to be world-class tourist destination

The provincial government expects that the total output of tourism in Yunnan will hit 2 trillion yuan in 2025. This figure is expected to reach 3.5 trillion in 2030 while tourist industry accounts for 10% of province’s GDP. ...


Flower fields seen in Ninger near Kunming-Bangkok highway

Recent online pictures show the colorful flower fields in southwest Yunnan’s Ninger Hani and Yi autonomous county, where the Kunming-Bangkok highway runs from northeast to southwest. The flower fields are said to be located near a toll station of the highway. ...


Nujiang scenic road links SW hinterlands

With a length of 288.3 kilometers, the road is the only link between Gongshan county, Fugong county, and Lushui city, and benefits over 300,000 people in 17 towns....


Patrick has a dreamy life in Yunnan

In 2013, Patrick gave up the opportunity of being the ambassador to Turkey, secluding himself to Dongchuan, the hometown of Deng, and starting to pursue his idyllic life in Yunnan....


Weixi: traveling toward prosperity

A town in Yunnan is seeking to capitalize on its scenery and multiethnic culture to put itself on the tourist map to catch up with development and overcome poverty, Yang Yang reports....


Tourism brings fortune to internet-famous town in Tibet

Zhaxigang village in Nyingchi City, SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region is located along National Highway 318. It has become a must-see tourist attraction in recent years. ...


Interview: Trekking through the Yunnan-Vietnam railway is worthwhile

It was in 2006 and we started trekking through the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway at the Bise village. In the following 2 days, I was thinking about the future development of tourist products regarding the century-old railway....


Rare footage of great hornbill chick captured in Dehong

“I feel extremely excited to be able to capture a footage of such, and we have been waiting for this moment for more than a month,” said He Haiyan, a female photographer....


Spinning prayer wheel a must-do in Shangri-La

Tourists and locals are spinning the huge prayer wheel in the ancient town of Dukezong in Shangri-La, Diqing Tibetan autonomous region in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. ...


Yi people, egrets live in harmony in east Yunnan

Recent online pictures show flocks of wild egrets live and breed at a habitat in the Puchong village, east Yunnan’s Fuyuan County.Recent online pictures show flocks of wild egrets live and breed at a habitat in the Puchong village, east Yunnan’s Fuyuan County. Building their nests in the woods or feeding foraging in the water, the egrets presented local Yi people agility and natural beauty. Puchong is a Yi ethnic village where lively singing and dance are inviting in tourists for leisure. ...


Yunnan, a place of poetic and picturesque images

Here, cute wild species are only a glimpse away, and non-ferrous minerals are widespread. The spring-like climate in central Yunnan allows you to see different sights all year round....


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