Yunnan Sheng Things to Do

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Yunnan Sheng Things to Do

  • Itinerary in travelling in Yangshuo and...

    1. It's a good time to go these places since they are all in southern China and not cold in December. The usual Li River cruise doesn't run at this time because of the low water level.2. It's enough time to see these places listed above, check with this itinerary on...

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  • Chairman - Optimus Prime

    New leader the secret of China's success?In Kunming, Yunnan China awaits the 40-foot Optimus Prime, ending all doubt about the existence of transformers :)We didn't get there yet, but thought it a noteworthy in a world of giant Mao statues that a new monument has arisen.A fan movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3hha_dER4

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  • Xishuangbanna

    Xishuangbanna is an unique and beautiful place in Southern China which has a tropical environment as it forms part of Indochina. In this place, life is very relaxed and there are many minority groups living here, especially the Dai people who are related to the people of Thailand. The capital of Xishuangbanna is Jinghong city situated next to the...

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  • Kunming -- Expo Garden

    The theme of '99Kunming International Horticultural Exposition is Man and Nature-Marching into the 21st Century. The design of compound is characterized by the harmony of architecture and the nature, i.e., forest, hills, flowers, turf and stone to provide visitor a place where they'll have the feel of back into the nature, appreciate floras and...

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  • Climb to the Most Assessible Peak at...

    The best thing you can do at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is to climb to peak after the cable car at YanShanping dumps you at 4506m above sea level. The view from the top is gorgeous since it's devoid of crowds. Difficulty Level :3-4, if you're fit as a fiddle. 5-6 if you're physically challenged (see below), 8-9 if you are prone to Altitude...

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  • It's all about the journey

    While traveling on the road in Yunnan, you will be amazed by its scenery. You would never get bored while on the bus. You will see small charming villages, mountains, rivers, etc. I sure had enjoyed my journey from one destination to the next.

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  • Shilin - Stone Forest

    The Stone Forest (Shilin) is an area full of these dark grey rock formations that created by nature. Many of the rocks are given names based on their shapes. I have to give credit to the chinese people. Their imagination is what that makes the visit to the Stone Forest more interesting. Aparently, another place on earth that has the same type of...

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  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Tiger Leaping Gorge (or HuTiaoXia) is the deepest gorge in the world. It is located north of Lijiang. It has stuning view! On one side you can see Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, on another side you can see Haba Snow Mountain. It's a good place for hiking.

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  • Kunming

    Kunming is the provincial capitol of Yunnan. It is nicknamed the Spring city for it's climate. It is comfortable as in spring time all year long. If you are flying into Yunnan, Kunming is probably the city that you will arrive in. The city is mid size by China's standard. But it has lots to offer.

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  • Meili Snow Mountain

    Further north from Shangrila is a small town called Deqin. The main reason for travelers to come here is to witness the majestic Meili Snow Mountain. The mountain is best viewed from Feilaishi. It is one of my favourite place on earth.

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  • Shangrila

    If you have time in Yunnan, definitely do NOT miss Shangrila (original name ZhongDian). Shangrila is inhabitated by Tibetan people. Once you go near Shangrila, you will see grassland and tibetan farm houses. The town itself is not that interesting. But Songzhanlin Monestary in Shangrila is said to be the mysterious temple in the novel, Lost...

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  • Xishuangbanna (Jinghong)

    Xishuangbanna or Jinghong is at the southern part of Yunnan. The main minority group in this region is the Dai people. They are closed relative of present day Thai people. Some even says that Dai people are the ancestor of Thai people. When you reach Xishuangbanna, you will experience a very different culture and climate than the rest of the...

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  • Ancient Town of Dali

    Dali is as charming as Lijiang. Dali is the home to Bai minority group. Dali is surrounded by ChangShan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Its stone fort that defines the city wall is quite impressive.

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  • Ancient Town of Lijiang

    A trip to Yunnan would not be complete without a visit to the ancient town of Lijiang. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It first gained it's fame after went through a severe earthquake in the 90's. What amazed the world was that all the old wooden buildings in the old town were still standing. It triggered an interests in studying the...

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  • Day 3: Tiger Leaping Gorge

    For those who enjoy mountain hiking and great natural scenery in combination with convenience, a trek in the Tiger Leaping Gorge is a must! Down in the gorge is a river on around 1400 meter above sealevel. On both sides of the river stunning mountains rise up to around 5000m. Here and there the mountain slope is covered with forests and beautiful...

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  • Day 2: Enjoy Lijiang

    Plan a full day to explore Lijiang! Take it easy, get lost in the maze of endless narrow streets where motorized transport is banned, enjoy the abundance of exciting food & drinking options, have a look at the busy local market on the edge with New Town. Great views over town can be had from the park that lies on the hill between Old and New Town...

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  • Day 1: Travel to Lijiang

    The Capital of Yunnan Province is Kunming, a city with a population of over 4 million and a busy airport, served from all major Chinese cities and several international airports such as Bangkok (Thai Airways) and Singapore (Silk Air / China Eastern).After flying into Kunming, take a one way flight to Lijiang (around EUR 60). There are many flights...

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  • Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Don't be put off by the Gorge, the scenery is amazing and will be a highlight among many. From the bus to the first stop (Naxi Guest House for lunch), 6.5km of moderate uphill walking. From there to the top of 28 Bends, 3 km of uphill walking, the hardest part of the trek. It may only be about 3km long but it's 800m up over that distance.From the...

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  • Erhai Lake

    The Erhai Lake is a large and beautiful lake located next to the famous city of Dali. There are daily cruises along this lake, which will give you fantastic views of the surrounding scenery and mountains.

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  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

    The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain ("Yu Long Xue San" in Chinese) is a snow capped mountain which is very famous in Yunnan. It is located near to the famous town of Lijiang and there are cable cars which could bring you up to have a good view, especially on a clear day.

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  • Lijiang

    The town of Lijiang in Yunnan province is one of the most beautiful town in China. In this place, the ancient town is well preserved and you get to experience very nice ancient buildings, walkways, streams, willow trees, local people, music, culture etc. The Naxi people who lives here have developed their own language and are very good in music....

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  • Visit the city of Dali

    Dali is a very famous city north of Kunming and it is home to the Bai people. The most famous landmark here are the three towers (see photo) as well as a cruise on the Erhai Lake. A visit to Dali is a must if you are at Yunnan province.

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  • Go the blue Yang Zong Lake

    Along the highway from Kunming to Shilin (Stone Forest) is the Yang Zong Lake (ocean). It is a beautiful and large blue lake surrounded by mountains. Along the southern side of the lake is a small town. Much of the town is either deserted or under construction, I'm not sure. This a beauiful place to visit but also an "off the beaten path"...

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  • Shangrila found?

    Lijiang is highly OVER-touristed and these tourists converge in a maze of cobblestone alleyways. I hate tourists and places like this, and yet for some reason I was able to block them out! Lijiang can be explored for days and your still bound to find different alleys. The old wooden building and the canals make being there such a romantic...

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  • Ailao Shan Mountains

    The Ailao Shan Mountains are characterized by steep slopes, very rarely a flat area, covered with green vegetation. Lots of the mountain sides have been worked into terraces, rice at low altitude, tea and corn higher up. Pretty but poor villages of mud bricks dot the landscape. This area is not described in the guidebooks (e.g. Lonely Planet SW...

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  • Visit local small temples

    The picture shows offerings in a small Buddhist temple in the Ailao Shan Mountains. We happened to stop there for the bathrooms! But all our group flocked to the quaint looking temple and our guides had a hard time to get us all back in the bus to keep up with the schedule! Anyway, I suggest you enter these local temples and stroll through their...

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  • Red River Valley

    The Red River valley was a highlight of our geological trip. Indeed it flows along a main escarpment created by one of the biggest geological fault of SE Asia, the Red River fault. In response to the collosal collision of the Indian and Eurasian continents 50 million years ago, the Himalayas mountains were created and SE Asia was pushed out towards...

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  • While in Baisha...

    you will be accosted by a little old man with a long beard and a long white coat. He will coax you into coming into his office where he will offer you some herbal tea. This man is the famous daoist physician Doctor Ho! He is a very kind man and proud of his abilities. He has apparently cured leukemia as well as other diseases. He uses herbs and...

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  • Bike out to Baisha

    Baisha is a quaint little village thought apparently it was once the capitol of the Naxi kingdom (before Kublai Khan invaded) Try the little cafe in town (can't miss it) for some cheap delicious eats. The locals are friendly and interested in watching you. Baisha is probably what Lijiang was like before tourism invaded.... Baisha's main drawcard is...

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  • bike around Lake Erhai

    Get off the main road.../beaten track and follow the small paths that lead through seldomly visited villages by way of rice paddies.. though if it's raining you may want to use the road as it can get a little mucky. The people in the villages where quite surprised to see foriegners and your sure to be the talk of the town. The people were kind and...

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  • The Meili Snow Mountain

    The towering Meili Snow Mountain is located about 10 kilometers west of Deqin County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and 849 kilometers from Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Also known as "Prince Snow Mountain", it is the world's most sacred Tibetan mountain. Meili Mountain has long been famous for its Kang Karpo Peak,...

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  • The ancient town of Lijiang

    The ancient town of Lijiang was built in the middle of a flatland at the foot of the Yulong Snow Mountain. It got its name "Dayan Zheng" (the Town of Big Ink Slab)because the town is surrounded by tree-covered mountains on all sides with crystal clear water running in the middle of it. It has the appearance of a big jade ink slab. The town covers...

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  • The Lugu Lake

    Lugu Lake has been enlisted as a prestigious scenic spot of state level with the local tradition and folklore of the Mosuo people and the charming landscapes, as well as a provincial tourism and a natural reserve. The lake covers and area of 50.3 square kilometers with and elevation of 2690 meters.The average depth of the lake is 45 meters while...

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  • Enjoy Snow on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain...

    the ‘Jade dragon snow mountain’ – Yulong Xueshan of 5596 meter.yulong is the snow mountain that is nearest to the equator in the earch hemisphere,it is a high mountain region located in the southermost latitude in china,it is the millions of year-old modern glacier, it is cappend with snow all year rount, it is the only mountain which was named...

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  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Lijiang is one of the gateways to the TIger Leaping Gorge. The gorge is an easy 2-3 day hike. It has amazing scenery and the trails are usually virtually empty. There have been some problems as of late. The Chinese plan to develop the gorge for tourism. A road has already been built through the gorge (though it was closed when I went due to land...

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  • Lugu Hu

    In fact, the lake is a common boundary lake between YunNan and SiChuan. Moso people who is kind of minority in China is living around the lake for generations. The most famous feature is walking marry but no marriage.

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  • River - Jinsha River

    Jinsha River, the upriver of the Cangjiang River from Yushu in Qinghai province to Yibin in Sichuan, the entry of Minjiang River. Span is 2316 km and total fall 3300 meters. Trough out the area of Hengduan Mountain. In base of valley among mountain, the tigger gorge distance to peak us 3000 meter. It's view also is the nonsuch.

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  • Lijiang old city

    The City have developed fast from the earthquake in 1995. It's a old entrepot, and now it bring up a new city which is sitll inosculating various cultures from everywhere. In the Past the city is belong to Na Xi which is a kind of minority in China, but it is belong to world today. Whatever, the Dong Ba culture always the most resplendent genuine...

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  • Lake Dian (Dian Shi)

    Elongated North-South, this beautiful lake measures 150 by 40 km. It is sided on the West by the Western Hills from which the views on the lake are grandiose (see picture). Another good view of the lake can be obtained at its Northern tip at Daguan Park (Daguan Gongyuan) where you can also rent boats. Daguan Park was built in 1690, has a few nice...

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  • Western Hills (Xi Shan)

    Southwest of Kunming, along Lake Dian, lies an elongate mountain range called the Western Hills. Famous temples of various ages were built in these hills most of which is a park. A cable car from accross the lake at Haigeng Park brings you half way up the hill. At that level you can visit the tomb of the composer of the Hymn of China, Nie Er, who...

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  • Stone Forest (Shilin)

    The "Major Stone Forest" is the most amazing karst topography I have ever seen!! Carved by water in carbonate rocks, towering pillars make a labyrinth which the name "Stone Forest" describes perfectly. You can stroll along well maintained paths between limestone towers several stories high, sometimes reflecting in water pools. Although one of the...

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  • The Geography of Yunnan in Summary

    Basically, Yunnan is a mountanous province with 3 very major rivers flowing from the Himalayan to other parts, namely the Yangtze River, the Mekong River and the Saulween River. The north of the province consist of the high mountains of the Himalayans with strong Tibetan influence. The western parts border Myanmar, and the beautiful Xishuangbanna...

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  • Old town of Lijiang (also called Dayan)

    A rare opportunity in China: an old preserved entire town!! Indeed, Chinese officials like to torn down old districts of major cities or entire villages and build new modern (and plain ugly, believe me) buildings instead. Therefore, old Lijiang is a gem with its maze of cobblestone streets, tiny canals and ancient wood houses. This is a wonderful...

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  • Kunming

    Kunming is the capital of the Yunnan province and has 3.3 million people (a small city for China!). Most of it is recent buildings, the majority of which are very ugly. It is a bustling, modern and busy city with the traditional crowds of bicycles, lots of cars, people on cell phones, and the mix of business suits and traditional minority costumes...

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  • Erhai Lake

    This beautiful lake is elongated North-South for 35 km and is about 6 km wide, and is the 7th largest in China. It is worth driving around it for the great landscapes it offers. There are also ferries to get accross or reach some of the islands. This picture was taken from Erhai Park at the Southern tip of the lake next to the town of Dali....

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