Yunnan Overview

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Yunnan, whose name literally means south of the clouds, is situated in the southwest of China. The capital of the province is Kunming, formerly also known as Yunnan. Yunnan province borders other Chinese provinces including Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, and the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the countries like Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. With over 2400 years of history, exotic indigenous cultural heritage, a pleasant climate and picturesque scenery, Yunnan is renowned tourist destination for millions of travelers every year. Yunnan is a perfect showpiece of China’s many natural wonders, rugged, wild, and unspoiled. Yunnan is so rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity of plant life in China; here visitors could find snow-capped Cangshang Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, mysterious deep valleys like Tiger Leaping Gorge, peaceful highland lakes like Erhai Lake, magnificent Karst hills, tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna, and torrential rivers.

Yunnan also has the most ethnic minorities in China, which account for 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. And 8 cities and 8 minority autonomous prefectures

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Yunnan Attractions

Have no idea about where to visit in Yunnan? Just browse the following attractions in Yunnan. Due to its abundant beautiful landscapes, mild climate and cultural diversity, Yunnan is one of China's major tourist destinations. We highly recommend these attractions to be on your list, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Stone Forest, Dongchuan Red Land, Dali Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Meili Snow Mountain, Puzhehei, etc. Find more as below. [...]

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Yunnan Tours

This page is about Private Yunnan tours & Recommended China tour packages with Yunnan. China's southwest province Yunnan, literary "South to the clouds" in Chinese, is a place bond with exotic cultures and beautiful tales. "Spring City" Kunming, ancient Dali city with Erhai Lake, romantic Lijiang Ancient Town, the "Lost Horizon" Shangri-La, and the world deepest gorge "Tiger Leaping Gorge", the magnificent red land terraces, snowy mountains and ice glaciers. Yunnan takes pride in its rich natural and cultural resources. The most [...]

Climate & When to Go

Yunnan has a generally mild climate with pleasant and fair weather because of the province’s location on south-facing mountain slopes, receiving the influence of both the Pacific and Indian oceans, and although the growing period is long, the rugged terrain provides little arable land. Generally speaking, Yunnan enjoys a mild climate with pleasant weather but, due to its varied terrain, the weather is also diverse in different regions. Main Features of Yunnan’s Climate Yunnan has the subtropical monsoon climate with large daily temperature difference and clear dry and wet [...]

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With the growth of economy, Yunnan boasts very convenient transportation systems with modern transportation facilities. Yunnan is served by numerous transport modes including several civilian airports and a major highway and rail network, and forms an integral part of the structure Yunnan Province and the Southwest of China. Therefore, traveling to Yunnan, tourists can take those means of transportation for getting to and around. Yunnan Province is large geographically and its transport hub is the capital of Kunming, which acts as an important gateway, linking China to Southeast Asia, South [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Yunnan offers an unique and exciting experience of ethnic customs with more than 400 ethnic minorities festivals celebrated throughout the year. The ethnic minorities maintain their unique folk traditions and customs full of myths and celebrated the festivals by singing, dancing, paintings and playing the ancient music. Check the date of the one you are interested in before starting your trip to Yunnan. [...]

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Travel Tips

1. What is the weather like in Yunnan and when is the best time to travel there? Yunnan Province is located in a tropical zone and has quite diverse weather. Kunming, the capital, has wonderful weather year round. Winter is usually rainy, which makes it feel colder than it is. Lijiang Ancient City has a rather cold climate, Dali's weather is similar to Kunming, and Xishuangbanna is hot most of the year. 2. What should I take along with while traveling [...]

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Useful Maps

Located in the far southwest of the country, Yunnan province borders the Chinese provinces Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, and the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the countries Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. It spans approximately 394,000 square kilometres. Find more information about Yunnan by checking Yunnan maps. [...]

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Yunnan Accommodation

Yunnan, a tourism paradise in the southwestern China and even the world, is frequently visited and admired by millions of tourists from both home and abroad. The strongly growing tourism industry has seen the mushrooming of a considerable number of hotels ranging from deluxe ones, and inns to family-run guesthouses, most of which appeal to many overseas visitors. You can find with ease accommodation in Hot destinations including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Xishuangbanna, and Honghe etc.        Top Hotels [...]

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