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Yunnan Tours

Yunnan Province is located in the southwestern border of China. Its unique geographical environment has given Yunnan a reputation as the kingdom of animals, plants, and non-ferrous metals.

Yunnan is the province with the largest number of ethnic minorities in China, with a total of 25 ethnic minorities live here. The colorful ethnic customs, beautiful virgin forest landscape, and mysterious ancient religious culture all add infinite charm to this place.

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: 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 rape blossoms in Luoping are in full bloom, and the peach blossoms in southeastern Yunnan are also in bloom, you can fell 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. At the same time, various wild fungi will make foodies a feast.

September to November

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

Yunnan Tours FAQ

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.