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639,1586,127

Lijiang

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570,1889,164

Dali

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225,744,49

Xishuangbanna

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40,83,3

Zhongdian

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116,264,0

Tengchong

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13,25,0

Xinjie

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14,100,0

Jinghong

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64,97,0

Deqin

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11,31,0

Jinghong

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38,104,21

Menglun

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8,14,0

Yiwu

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3,9,0

Mohong

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18,21,0

Qiaotou

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4,6,0

Mengyang

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4,21,0

Menghan

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12,88,0

Mangshi

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2,3,0

Kunming

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  • Bus to Jinghong

    Kunming Transportation

    The sleeper bus to Jinghong takes 9 hours and cost 197RMB. It leaves from the South Bus station which is far away from downtown. Not the most comfortable thing in the world (glad I'm not tall) but a great time saver.

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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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  • Bus to Lijiang

    Kunming Transportation

    The sleeper bus to Lijiang is about 158RMB and takes roughly 9 hours. It leaves from the West Bus station. I was able to book my tickets through the Hump Hostel. Not the most comfortable thing in the world (glad I'm not tall) but a great time saver.

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Lijiang

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Dali

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  • Erhai Lake

    Dali Things to Do

    This alpine lake, sandwiched between the Cangshan Mountains to the West and Dali City, is situated at 1972 m above sea level. With an area of 250 km², it is the second largest highland lake of China. The lakeshore can be explored by hiking. Personally, I explored it by cycling. Highlights include Erhai Lake Park and the Butterfly Springs on the...

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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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  • Play dominoes with the locals

    Dali Things to Do

    Dominoes is a very popular game, as well as Chinese chess, in Dali and, in general, in all China.But you must know first the rules of the Chinese dominoes!

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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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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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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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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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  • Men in Skirts

    Jinghong Local Customs

    Jinghong has a large Burmese population. Many Burmese men wear a longyi, which is a type of long wrap skirt. It reminds you how big and diverse China really is. I think it looks strange to be worn with a casual t-shirt or button-up.

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  • Huo Fa Hotel

    Jinghong Hotels

    No.8 Menglong Road, Jinghong, Yunnan, 666100, China

    Good for: Business

  • Cheap Souvenirs

    Jinghong Nightlife

    There is a night market on Mengla Lu near the Mekong Cafe. It is open from 7pm to midnight. We were able to get some souvenirs that seemed a little cheaper than the shops in the daytime. Its cool to go and see, but since harder to see the good, maybe wouldn't buy expensive stuff from there.

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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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Jinghong

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  • Men in Skirts

    Jinghong Local Customs

    Jinghong has a large Burmese population. Many Burmese men wear a longyi, which is a type of long wrap skirt. It reminds you how big and diverse China really is. I think it looks strange to be worn with a casual t-shirt or button-up.

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  • Huo Fa Hotel

    Jinghong Hotels

    No.8 Menglong Road, Jinghong, Yunnan, 666100, China

    Good for: Business

  • Cheap Souvenirs

    Jinghong Nightlife

    There is a night market on Mengla Lu near the Mekong Cafe. It is open from 7pm to midnight. We were able to get some souvenirs that seemed a little cheaper than the shops in the daytime. Its cool to go and see, but since harder to see the good, maybe wouldn't buy expensive stuff from there.

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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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Yiwu

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  • Hanging with the locals

    Yiwu Nightlife

    There is a little square off the beaten path where there is line dancing at night. It is in an area near the grand mall where there are local wholesale shops. At night the people show up to get a little exercise and street vendors show some of their wares. Everyone goes as they please. Kids, grandparents, mommies and daddies, young hipsters and...

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  • View your food first

    Yiwu Restaurants

    There are many little eateries around the hotel areas. For breakfast we went to "Big Mouth"and had coffee and fried rice. In the afternoon we would find other local places.There are of course other euro/medditeranean places to go too. Dio Coffee is more European and cost 3-5 time more than Chinese food. Eventhough it still serves a cesar salad more...

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  • Tuk tuk/ 3 wheels and a cover

    Yiwu Things to Do

    I think it is a blast to take a tuk tuk instead of the usual cab ride. They come as a motorized vehicle or you can get a guy who peddles you all the way home.At the cost of 5-10 yuen ($0.75-1.00) what the heck. Ride in the open air and forget about the traffic.

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Mohong

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  • Tip 2

    Mohong General

    Our dishes in Mohong town just before crossing border into Laos. We simply walk into a restaurant anywhere the bus drop us, just walk in a sit down and make order and the dish came and I just snap and I uploaded here as a tip. Hope you like it.

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  • Boten Tip 7

    Mohong General

    Hitchhike is one of the way to get from Boten to other towns as shown here in photo. I did this because there's no transportation at all when I arrived, I had to do this but late it rains and I was trapped inside a hut restaurant beside the bus station for nearly 2 hours until at last a tuk-tuk came from somewhere to send us to Luang Namtha, I paid...

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  • Boten Tip 7

    Mohong General

    Do not turn away! This tip is very important for tourists to recognise how much contrast difference in only a border to see the way of clean toiltets from the two countries separated by a line. You probably don't understand what am I trying to say, I want to say to you that the Laos peoples have their toilets at least one million times clean than...

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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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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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