Yunnan Sheng Off The Beaten Path

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Yunnan Sheng Off The Beaten Path

  • Town of Fuyuan, near Guizhou Border

    I would have liked to create a Fuyuan Town page, but it does not turn up on a VT search. So I will suggest it here as an Off the Beaten Path tip. In short, Fuyuan is a beautiful valley town surrounded by mountains on all sides with many pines nearby. Although the surrounding areas are all farmland, mining and timber areas, the city itself is...

  • See the real China in Yunnan

    When you travel in China, in places like Yunnan, you can see children like this. This boy was with his mates playing in the street with a couple car tires. They were just having a good old time the way kids anywhere in the world, in a real boy way. Not video games. Not TV. No manufactured toys. No playstations out here. No DVDs being sold form...

  • Down to the River

    At the halfway point (end of your first day's hike), if your are legs are up for it, there's the descent down the cliff face to the river itself. It was built by Zhang, a primary school teacher who charges RMB 10 each way for the three-hour round trip, but you can opt out of the return leg. It's a sandy, slippery path which heads recklessly down a...

  • See the Miao Village of Da Nuo Hei

    Da Nuo Hei is a small minority town to the east and south of Kunming and Shilin (the Stone Forest). It is one of many such hilltowns (there are also valley towns). Tourists almost never venture inside, which is precisely the right reason to drop in and say hello. Most of the people were unphased/indifference about my appearance in their village....

  • A Huge Cave Not Yet Touristed

    There is a HUGE cave along the Nan Pan River in southeast Yunnan. You can see it from the big red bridge near the #2 power station. You have to walk up the hill. The mouth of the cave is absolutely huge, and if you go inside with a torch you will discover that it is very deep and wide inside as well. For now, this cave is not on the tourist...

  • Luoping - Puzhehei - Xiangbian by road

    Culture Factor: **Oooh Factor: **Constantly changing up and down road from the "Kunming level" (1900m) down to the lower river level(750m) and back up to the Puzhehei karst limestone features (1400m) then up to the hilltop societies in the limestone mountains, a spectacular down-and-up (from 2050m to 970m in 12 km, then winding back up to the...

  • Fertile Soil

    Because Yunnan is fed by many rivers and favourable rainfall, the soil here is very fertile which gives rise to many species of flora growing in the forests, plus good agricultural yields.

  • The beautiful countryside

    If possible, do stop along the journey and admire the beautiful countryside of Yunnan. Despite the mountainous terrain, people have managed to get agriculture going in Yunnan.

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