Yunnan, South of Clouds. Yunnan is a land of colorful ethnic groups and a natural paradise to discover.

Yunnan is a land where you can visit villages inhabited by many minorities, and travel in remote and little-known regions, following the ancient paths of the French missionaries or great travelers like Bruce Chatwin, Marco Polo and Joseph Rock, inspiring novelists, adventurers and simple travelers.

From the Tibetan peaks to the rainforests of the South: a trip through customs and little-known habits of Yunnan

You will also discover a local Chinese cuisine very different from the stereotype that you have in the West: there are countless specialties, also accompanied by delicate red wines and other fruit-based brandies and liqueurs. Below you will find, insights, photographs, and tips introducing a land that is worth to be known and explored.

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The Hani Village of Qingkou (元阳箐口哈尼民俗村) is located 7 km from the Yuanyang old town. The center of the village is the stone-paved Central Square. The east of the square is the Hani Cultural Exhibition Hall composed of several...
11 kilometers from Mengzi county town, Bisezhai had been the extra-large station on the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway. Being the juncture of the meter-gauge Yunnan-Vietnam Railway and the inch-gauge Gejiu-Bisezhai-Shiping Railway, the station was also the hub for cargo transshipment.  In...
The earliest official customhouse established in Yunnan, Mengzi Customhouse (蒙自海关旧址) is located by the Nanhu Lake of Mengzi County. Survived buildings of the Customhouse were constructed after the customhouse was opened in the Guangxu Years of the Qing Dynasty,...
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The Qihe Tower

The Qihe Tower (企鹤楼) is located at Yilong Township on the campus of the First Middle School of Shiping County, Honghe prefecture, Yunnan. The building cluster consists of the Zhunti Pavilion, the Sanfo Hall, arched stone bridges, the Pearl...
Ancestral Hall and house clusters of the Chen Family (陈氏宗祠与陈氏民居) are located at Zhengying Village of Baoxiu Town, Shiping County, the buildings were constructed in 1927 by Chen Heting, who was the jinshi ( a successful candidate in the...
The Zhilin Temple of Jianshui County (建水指林寺) is located in the west of Jianshui county town, Honghe prefecture, Yunnan province, the Temple was constructed in 1296 and then expanded in the Yongle Years of the Ming Dynasty. The oldest Zen...
The province is situated in a mountainous area with high elevations in the northwest and lower elevations in the southwest. More than 45 million people called Yunnan home. It may seem like an odd place to study Mandarin because it’s...
Kunming is a beautiful city and is the capital of China’s southern province of Yunnan. It has a population of 6 million and has a lot of points of interests for study abroad students. While you’re out of the classroom...
5 kilometers from the west of Jianshui county town, Yunnan province, the Twin Dragon Bridge was constructed at the juncture of the Lushui and Tachong Rivers. The bridge got its name because the two rivers looked like dragons. The...
Tuanshan village, 13 km from Jianshui County, Yunnan province, was founded in the late Qing Dynasty. It occupies an area of over 10,000 m2. The village features rural residential complexes in the style of “five patios and rooms on...

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