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Visit the ethnic minorities’ terraced fields to learn about their stories and hike on lofty gorges and snow mountains
Yunnan Tours

Yunnan Tours

Yunnan Province is located in the southwestern border of China. Its unique geographical environment makes Yunnan a “kingdom of animals, plants, and non-ferrous metals”.

Yunnan is the province with the most ethnic minorities in China, with a total of 25 ethnic minorities live here. The colorful ethnic customs, beautiful virgin forests, and mysterious ancient religious culture make Yunnan a popular tourist destination in recent years.

Dianchi Lake, the holy lake of Yunnan people, is located in the south of Kunming and is known as the Pearl of the Plateau. It is the largest lake in southwest China and the sixth largest freshwater lake in China.

Attractions in Yunnan

The main scenic spots in Yunnan are: Stone Forest, Old Town of Lijiang, Lugu Lake, Cangshan Erhai, Three Parallel Rivers, Shangri-La, Yulong Snow Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Tengchong Geothermal Volcano, Zhaotong Western Grand Canyon Hot Spring Ecological Park, Longyun Former Residence, and Dali Three Towers.

World Heritages Sites in Yunnan

Yunnan’s World Heritage Sites include: Yunnan Yuanyang Terraced Fields (UNESCO World Natural Heritage, 2013); Old Town of Lijiang (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, 1997); Three Parallel Rivers (UNESCO World Natural Heritage, 2003); Naxi Dongba Ancient Documents (UNESCO World Heritage, 2005); Shilin (UNESCO World Natural Heritage, 2008); Chengjiang Fossil Land (UNESCO World Natural Heritage, 2012)

Best time to visit

February to April

The cole flowers in Luoping are in full bloom, and the peach blossoms in southeastern Yunnan are also in bloom, you can feel spring everywhere.

May to August

The azaleas of Laojun Mountain in Lijiang will bloom in May and June, and the lotus will also bloom after the summer.

September to November

The Erhai Lake in autumn has a unique view, and the large ginkgo trees in Tengchong also make tourists excited.

Yunnan Tours FAQ

  • Can foreigners travel to Yunnan Now?

    Yes, Yunnan is open to international tourists now. In last two months, we have arranged over 20 groups to Yunnan. So If you want to travel there now, please feel free to contact us. In order to avoid inconvenience, please apply your health QR Code on Alipay or WeChat.

  • How old is the Stone Forest?

    The current Stone Forest area is around 500,000 years old. However, it took around 3 million years for the Stone Forest to go out of sea and formed its current shapes.

  • Which terraced fields are named UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

    These terraced fields include Qingkou Hani, Laohuzui, Duoyishu, Bada, and Red River Valley. Join in our Yunnan tour packages to visit all of these terraced fields.

  • How to get to Kunming from Shangri-La?

    You can take a plane which takes one hour to fly to Shangri-La from Kunming. Or take a bus from the Xibu Bus Station in Kunming. The bus ride takes around 10 hours. If you want to take a train, you need to go to Lijiang for a transfer.

  • What souvenirs could I buy in Yunnan?

    Food: Flower cake Pu'er tea Xuanwu ham Yak jerky
    Featured ethnic crafts: wallets, pendants, ethnic musical instruments (such as tambourine), ethnic costumes (like shawls)

  • How was the Stone Forest formed?

    Around 300 million years ago the deposits of calcium carbonate and dead bodies of marine living things came together to form thick limestones, which went out of sea and went into the bottom of a lake around 50,000 thousand years ago due to the movement of the earth's crust. After another 30,000 thousand or 40,000 thousand years, these limestones went out of water again and formed the current Stone Forest gradually due to the wind erosion and storm’s wash.

  • Is hiking on the Tiger Leaping Gorge dangerous?

    No, although the river beside the Jinsha River beside the Tiger Leaping Gorge is rolling like thousands of running tigers, the hiking route on the gorge is very safe. Every year around 2 million tourists take a hike on the gorge, so no need to worry about it at all.

  • What are the suitable places for photography in Yunnan?

    Kunming Dianchi Lake and Bihu Park: Every winter, many birds come here to spend the winter
    Jianshui Ancient City: Old buildings intact
    Yuanyang Terraces: Sunset and Sunrise
    Dongchuan Red Land: Unique Landform

  • Are there any special festivals in Yunnan?

    The Torch Festival, The celebrations are held on June 24 or June 25 in Chinese lunar year.
    Dage Festival: On February of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Yi people collect various colorful flowers and tie them into flower arches or flower trellises, which symbolizes good luck.
    Water Splashing Festival:Water Splashing Festival is the grandest festival for Dai ethic minority which is mainly celebrated in Xishuangbanna Prefecture.
    Miao people’s Huashan Festival:A large number of Miao people get together in the dance ground with festive costumes. Young people can express their love to each other.

  • Can I hike on the Tiger Leaping Gorge in summer?

    Yes, although summer is usually rainy season in the area of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the good tourist facilities make a hike doable in summer. Unless there would be very heavy rain, you can take a hike there in summer. It is recommended to check the weather a couple of days in advance.

  • Can I fly to Kunming from Bangkok now?

    Yes, however there is no flights from Thailand to Kunming until September 5th, 2020, so you can not fly to Kunming from Bangkok until September 5th. According to current policy, you need to undergo nucleic acid test and a 14 days' quarantine upon arriving in Kunming. Please take this time of quarantine into account for your travel plan.

  • What is 18 Oddities in Yunnan?

    First: Eggs sold in bundles
    Second: Young Girls Called “bai Old Lady”
    Third: Pies Called “Ear Piece”
    Fourth: Automobiles Move in Clouds
    Fifth: Key Hung on Waist-belts
    Sixth: Trains Go Abroad not Inland
    Seventh: Straw Hats Used as Cooker Covers
    Eighth: Rainy Here but Sunny There
    Ninth: Girls Wear Flowers in all Seasons
    Tenth: Non-slanting Walls Built with Cobbles
    Twelfth: Bamboo Used as Smoking Pipe
    Thirteenth: Tea leaves Sold in Piles
    Fourteenth: The Same Dress for Four Seasons
    Fifteenth: Girls Hang Tobacco Bags
    Sixteenth: Automobiles Move Faster than Trains
    Seventeenth: Toes Show Outsides
    Eighteenth: Three mosquitoes make up a Dish

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