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Kunming

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Lijiang

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Dali

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Zhongdian

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Xishuangbanna

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42,85,3

Jinghong

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Xinjie

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Jinghong

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Deqin

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Qiaotou

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4,6,0

Mengla

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3,4,0

Menglun

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8,14,0

Mengyang

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4,21,0

Tengchong

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13,25,0

Gongshan

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7,8,0

Mohong

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18,21,0

Sanchahe

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3,6,0

Menghan

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12,88,0

Jinping

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11,15,0

Hekou

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1,0,0

Zhongxin

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4,15,0

Yiwu

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3,9,0

Qujing

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0,23,0

Mangshi

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2,3,0

Er Hai

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4,20,0

Daju

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1,14,0

Ximeng

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4,3,0

Kunming

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  • It's a slice of heaven for travelers

    Kunming Restaurants

    This cafe is a welcome hide-out spot on a pretty tree lined street for when you're needing a break from of China. The coffee is good and the cakes are made on the premises. There seemed to be a good selection of reasonably priced imported wines, some available by the glass. I had a pizza. the sauce and toppings, pork sausage, mushroom, onion jam...

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  • Green Lake Hotel

    Kunming Hotels

    Made the reservation over the phone when on the bus from Xinjie to Kunming - I had wanted to stay...

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  • Airplane to Kunming

    Kunming Transportation

    A good way to reach Kunming is by airplane. From big cities, you have several flights daily and, if you book well in advance, you can buy a ticket for a very good price. I travelled from Shenzhen to Kunming with 40% off the normal fare.

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Lijiang

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  • Local Ecotourism!!

    Lijiang Things to Do

    Do ecotourism in Lijiang!! Have a great experience of the local culture, visit small villages and stunning landscapes and meanwhile support the local communities! Have a look at Xintuo ecotourism' website. They do amazing trips and know the most hidden and awsome places!!

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  • Guanfang Hotel (Qidian)

    Lijiang Hotels

    exellent hotel in lijiang especcilly the villa rooms. 5 minutes from the old town, rmb 10 by taxi....

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  • Lion Hill Park

    Lijiang Things to Do

    Walk up to the Lion Hill and then go to Wangdu Tower. You will see both side of Lijiang, the old one and newer one.A path begins from the side of the Waterwheel monument. There are some signs on route, but there are quite small. So go just uphill and don't go right from only corner where you might get lost (look sign to left). After a ticket gate...

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Dali

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  • Visit Chongsheng Temple and the Three...

    Dali Things to Do

    The Three Pagodas are pretty much a 'must see' if you visit Dali - the are one of the iconic images of the region. Located approximately 1 kilometer from Dali's Ancient Town, the history of the Pagodas extends back over 1800 years, a time in which they have survived several earthquakes.Once you have walked past the Pagodas, there are a range of...

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  • Jim's Tibetan Hotel

    Dali Hotels

    This is NOT Jim's Tibetan guest house, the popular guest house in the old town.This hotel is just...

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  • Sometimes you just need cake!

    Dali Restaurants

    Sometimes you just need cake - and when you do, Bakery 88 is well worth a visit. With a good range of decent coffee and a display cabinet full of cakes, its an easy place to spend a laid back hour or so. Cakes include: tiramisu, cheesecake, raspberry cream cake and lots of other daily specials. The bread is really good too!

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Zhongdian

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  • Pudacuo National Park

    Zhongdian Things to Do

    This park’s total area is 1313 square kilometers, of which, 300 square kilometers has been opened out for sight-seeing. This park is in possession of well-conserved landscape resources such as geology and geomorphology, lake and wetland, forest meadow, valley and rivulet, as well as rare wildlife animals and plants. You can walk usin wooden plank...

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  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Zhongdian Things to Do

    Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River , a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River

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  • the yak steak

    Zhongdian Restaurants

    i had lunch in arro khampa in march 2010 and i was really surprised!!! the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. warm and cosy with an open fire and a real tibetan decoration!! i can highly recommend the yak-steak. in fact it was the first real steak i had in china . yak steak, chicken curry, the tibetan escalope (like the wiener...

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Xishuangbanna

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  • Jinghong

    Xishuangbanna Things to Do

    Jinghong is the center point of Xishuangbanna and the only actual city - although not big enough for a McDonalds (yet). I thought it was a great city. It was small enough to be walkable. The architecture was interesting, the people were interesting, the clothing was interesting. It was a weird mix of China, Laos, Burma and the west. There were also...

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  • Daiyuan Hotel Xishuangbanna

    Xishuangbanna Hotels

    NO.8,South Nonglin Road,Jinghong ,Xishuangban, Xis

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • See a village

    Xishuangbanna Things to Do

    There is a large Dai population in Xishuangbanna and they still live in their traditional stilt houses. You really need to leave the tourist areas and city to see them. This picture was taken in the village of Mandian. Mandian is a good choice because there is a waterfalls there, so you're not just the weirdo walking around someone's village. They...

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Jinghong

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  • Ripoffs

    Jinghong Tourist Traps

    Jinghong in general can be summarised as a giant tourist rip off. Almost all of the 'attractions' have absurdly high entrance fees of RMB100-200, often for very little to see. The Dai Ethnic Park and Jinuo Ethnic Village are the worst two examples. These places are very much geared to Chinese tour groups, with little other than cynical shows or sad...

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  • King Land Hotel

    Jinghong Hotels

    No.6 Jingde Road, Jinghong, Yunnan, 666100, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Breakfast

    Jinghong Restaurants

    My National Geographic book guide had good references about this place. So, It was the first café I entered when arrived from Kunming by a sleeper bus. They offer good breakfasts.About tourist information, I prefer and recomend Mekong Café.

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  • Airplane from Jinghong to Kunming

    Jinghong Transportation

    Only 50 min. by airplane connects Jinghong to Kunming, instead of 10h by sleeper bus.If you are lucky, you can travel by airplane for only 280-340 CNY.I bought the ticket at the Ticketing Office, and I payed 340 CNY [60% off the normal fare]. Later, a travel agency informed 280 CNY. In both fares all taxes are included.

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Xinjie

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  • Speeding around curves

    Xinjie Transportation

    While it might feel great, speeding around the voluptuous side-roads of China, keep in mind that around any bend could be anything. An oncoming truck in your lane, kids playing in the street, a missing bridge, someone's house or any of a myriad of barnyard animals, such as pictured below. Keep it slow and enjoy the scenery!

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  • TOO MANY!

    Xinjie Transportation

    If you have plans on hitching a ride with a bunch of locals in the back of a truck, the police might stop the truck you're in. So be cautious. The other problem pertains to the way people drive here- being flung from a truck wouldn't make for a great trip.

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  • Waterfalls

    Xinjie Off The Beaten Path

    You might catch a few, small waterfalls as well- just used to deliver water from one terrace to another, lower terrace.

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Jinghong

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  • Ripoffs

    Jinghong Tourist Traps

    Jinghong in general can be summarised as a giant tourist rip off. Almost all of the 'attractions' have absurdly high entrance fees of RMB100-200, often for very little to see. The Dai Ethnic Park and Jinuo Ethnic Village are the worst two examples. These places are very much geared to Chinese tour groups, with little other than cynical shows or sad...

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  • King Land Hotel

    Jinghong Hotels

    No.6 Jingde Road, Jinghong, Yunnan, 666100, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Breakfast

    Jinghong Restaurants

    My National Geographic book guide had good references about this place. So, It was the first café I entered when arrived from Kunming by a sleeper bus. They offer good breakfasts.About tourist information, I prefer and recomend Mekong Café.

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  • Airplane from Jinghong to Kunming

    Jinghong Transportation

    Only 50 min. by airplane connects Jinghong to Kunming, instead of 10h by sleeper bus.If you are lucky, you can travel by airplane for only 280-340 CNY.I bought the ticket at the Ticketing Office, and I payed 340 CNY [60% off the normal fare]. Later, a travel agency informed 280 CNY. In both fares all taxes are included.

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Deqin

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  • Meili Snow Mountain

    Deqin Things to Do

    The magnificent Meili Snow Mountain is what attracts tourists to Deqin. It is best viewed at Feilaishi area. There is a cafe and hostels at the area where you can stay and wait to see the clouds clearing off the peaks. I was fortunate that I saw the peak of Kawagebo, the highest peak of Meili. The view is breathtaking. It is worth the trouble to...

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  • Mingyong Glacier

    Deqin Things to Do

    From Feilaishi, you travel further on the mountain road. You will meet the begining of Lanchang River (Mekong River). Mingyong is at the base of Kawagebo peak. There are some lodgings at the base. They are quite basic. There are some Tibetan houses around the area. It's quite interesting. It is an easy hike up to the Glacier. It can be done in a...

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  • Feilai Shi Temple

    Deqin Things to Do

    Feilai Shi is the name of a small temple out of Deqin town. It is also the best place to stay and view the magnificent Meili Snow Mountain. The temple is small. The door to the main temple is closed. It is dark inside. The air inside the temple is filled with scent of butter as the candles are made from Yak butter. It is a hambling experience...

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Qiaotou

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  • 2 Day Itinerary for Hiking Tiger Leaping...

    Qiaotou Things to Do

    1)Catch the bus leaving from Lijiang (8am) / Shangri-la (9am) and arrive at Qiaotou at around lunch time. There's also an afternoon bus (2.30pm) available but I won't advise it since daylight will recede by the time you arrive in Qiaotou.2)Take your lunch in Qiaotou ( i recommend the hearty beef stew behind jade dragon hotel, away from all the...

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  • Hike or Drive?

    Qiaotou Things to Do

    There are now 2 routes from Qiaotou into Tiger Leaping Gorge - the high trail that sadists prefer or the low vehicular road that accomodates tourist buses and vans.Low Road - Possible to hire a bread van* to travel from Qiaotou to the Mid-Point of Tiger Leaping Gorge ( Tina's Guesthouse ) High Trail - Walk along the main road following the ticket...

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  • Welcome to my Tiger Leaping Gorge Page

    Qiaotou Things to Do

    Welcome to my Tiger Leaping Gorge (HuTiaoXia) Page. This is probably the first page in VT dedicated solely to the Gorge and its primary aim is to consolidate all the information available to help all backpackers. Much has been said about this place and many have raved about its beauty but only one fact remains, to truly appreciate Tiger Leaping...

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Mengla

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  • To Mohan - Lao border and Southern...

    Mengla Transportation

    There are frequent mini buses daily to Mohan - international Lao-China border check point direction from Mengla bus station (previously from Southern (mini) bus station which is not working anylonger obviously as now all traffic begins and ends at that new station). You need to buy ticket at the counter first - it will print buses licence number on...

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  • streets full of love

    Mengla Warnings and Dangers

    If you stay in Mengla overnight you may be surprised of the abundance of love 'shops' in the main street. It feels like being in the red light district, every that kind of place is by the main road, next to hotels, one next to another. Girls are sitting on the sofa waiting for cosumers to get inside while some other girls stand on the street in...

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  • no ATMs for foreign card

    Mengla Warnings and Dangers

    There are no ATMs in Mengla which accept foreign cards and if you arrive there on weekends (i.e. from Laos) when banks are closed you'll have to change money on the black market. Usually there is one guy waiting for new costumers right at the regional bus station in the center and he may approach you for his exchange 'service'. Be updated for...

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Menglun

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  • Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens...

    Menglun Things to Do

    You see it as a beautiful, lush and mainly tranquil botanical gardens. In fact, it is one of the world's main tropical botanical research institutes and the work and R&D on tropical botany, ethnobotany and agriculture goes on behind the scenes.The gardens are gorgeous and peaceful. Although it does attract coachloads of day-trippers, the people are...

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  • Tropical Botanical Garden

    Menglun Things to Do

    This was one of my favorite stops in Yunnan. I am not a plant person, and I couldn't identify anything (too bad all the plant signs had the Chinese and Latin names only) but still loved it. The small museum and all the maps were in English though. When you enter, you are in the Botanical Garden part, which is divided up by types of plants. The back...

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  • From Galanba to Menglun

    Menglun Off The Beaten Path

    The 60km drive from Galanba on the Mekong River passes through an ordinary, but stunningly beautiful pastoral landscape. The Galanba plain, which is very fertile, is my original childhod vision of Asia: bright green fields, groves of plam trees, farmers bent double tending to their rice crop, monks in saffron robes striding along lanes, mischievous...

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Mengyang

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  • Beware of the Yutz

    Mengyang Warnings and Dangers

    The legend of the Yutz is not very well known, nor is it widespread. But, here he is. This guy asked me to take a photo of him and then give him money. Ha!

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  • Elephant-Shaped Banyan Tree

    Mengyang Things to Do

    Also called Xiangxing Rongshu, this Tree Shaped Banyan Tree (no, that's not a typo) looks nothing like an elephant, especially with all the other trees and buildings crowding around it.Two images.

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  • Street Food: Shaokao and Fish Heads

    Mengyang Restaurants

    It was a little hard to tell what the real price was. I think we paid 5 yuan, but it seemed like someone else paid less. Anyway, the food was good. Really greasy, but well worth it, you'll be happier with a spoon than just your fingers. Shaokao is meat, grease and vegetables wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled. It is quite good. The fish I didn't...

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Tengchong

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  • Huoshan Gongyuan (Volcano Park)

    Tengchong Things to Do

    The whole area around Tengchong is volcanic, evident from the fantastic landscape of volcanoes and hot springs. The best place to see volcanoes is at this volcano park and it really is a fantastic experience. Entry costs Y20 and you can climb the steps up the largest volcano Dakong Shan (Big Empty Hill). From here you get an excellent view of the...

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  • TCC (Traveler Community Centre) Cafe

    Tengchong Transportation

    To visit the Volcano Park, Rehai and Bei Hai, I highly recommend visiting the T.C.C. Cafe and booking a taxi tour. The guy who runs the cafe is very helpful and friendly. For Y160 he arranged a taxi to be hired for the whole day and came along as our guide. Travel to these sites is quite difficult and we saw extra parts only accessible by car. He...

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  • Buses to and around Tengchong

    Tengchong Transportation

    Bus is really the only option for getting to Tengchong from Baoshan. They leave every 40mins, cost Y36 and take about 3.5 hours. Your next stop from Tengchong may well be Ruili which takes 10 hours and costs Y36.Getting around the centre of Tengchong is best on foot as everywhere is close and the bits in between are worth seeing. However, to visit...

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Gongshan

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  • First Bend of the Nujiang

    Gongshan Off The Beaten Path

    This is the only real site of the area. It is between Gongshan and Bingzhongluo, near Bingzhongluo. The bus you are on may stop, otherwise ask, they may stop for a bit to take a picture.Strangely a few miles down is another bend, which apparently isn't a real bend or it would be the first bend.

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  • A day trip to Tibet

    Gongshan Off The Beaten Path

    From Bingzhongluo it is possible to hire a truck to take you to or just across the boarder to Tibet. It is a beautiful drive through a canyon and past some other villages.There is no real boarder. It was an old women under a tarp waving at us. No passport check, no fees, no big deal. The only trick is if the road is open. Often landslides close the...

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  • Hiking

    Gongshan Off The Beaten Path

    You can just go off hiking from any town or village in the valley. I walked around Fugong out to the west on a dirt trail. The scenery is great. There are farmers and villagers out along the trails who speak little madarin, or english, but are still friendly.Just wander off somewhere. A trail leads somewhere for a reason. Something will be out...

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