Yunnan - China's most beautiful province


Guandu Old Town

Guandu Old Town
With the Bird and Flower Market and the Muslim Quarter fallen, little remains of 'Lao Kunming', the characterful old town of former times. Now it is all high-rises, wide avenues, chain-shops. Everywhere? No, a small part of Kunming is holding out...



Changchundong Temple on Weibaoshan is one of the best preserved Daoist temples in Yunnan.


Liao Yiwu: God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

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Liao Yiwu, one of China's most prominent dissidents, was driven out of China, but not before he used a period of internal exile to research Christian groups, mainly in Yunnan. In this book he tells the stories of the Christians of Dali and of Wuding county.

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Azhali is a historic branch of Buddhism with strong Bai local characteristics.



Once an important salt-mining town, now the second largest town along the Heihui River north of Yangbi.


Liao Yiwu: God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China

Cover Image
Liao Yiwu, one of China's most prominent dissidents, was driven out of China, but not before he used a period of internal exile to research Christian groups, mainly in Yunnan. In this book he tells the stories of the Christians of Dali and of Wuding county.


Midu Folk song is a national level intangible cultural heritage.



With its well-preserved architecture and tranquil atmosphere, Weishan's capital is Yunnan's most beautiful county town.

Markets this Wednesday

Kunming 昆明
Jijie 鸡街乡
Shilin 石林彝族自治县
Longtou 龙头街

Dali 大理
Shanyang 衫阳
Huangping 黄平镇
Shunbi 順濞
Xintun 辛屯
Zhongying 种英
Shaba 沙坝
Songgui 松桂
Zhouguanying 周官营
Shanglan 上兰

Lijiang 丽江
Shigu 石鼓镇

Honghe 红河
Zhicun 芷村镇
Tutai 土台
Shalatuo 沙拉托
Baiyun 白云乡
Hongtian 红田
Yongning 永宁乡
Zhemi 者米拉祜族乡
Panzihua 攀枝花
Tongchang 铜厂

Wenshan 文山
Tiechang 铁厂镇
Babu 八布乡
Zhuanjiao 篆角乡
Funing 富宁县
Jiumo 旧莫乡
Mulun 睦伦乡

Chuxiong 楚雄
Maojie 猫街镇
Shizhong 适中乡
Yaoan 姚安县

Baoshan 保山市
Zhonghe 中和
Mangkuan 芒宽彝族傣族乡
Bawan 坝湾镇

Lincang 临沧
Fengqing 凤庆县
Menglai 勐来乡
Wumulong 乌木龙乡

Zhaotong 昭通
Jiucheng 旧城
Shikan 石坎
Weixin 威信
Changan 长安

Yuxi 玉溪
Jiasa 戛洒镇
Tadian 塔甸

Nujiang 怒江
Lazan 腊咱
Lumadeng 鹿马登乡

Puer 普洱
Baozang 宝藏乡
Menglian 孟连傣族拉祜族佤族自治县
Mengsuo 勐梭镇

Diqing 迪庆
Shangjiang 上江
Kaifaqu 开发区