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Yunnan Province China
Stunning Landscapes, Colorful Ethnic Cultures, Diverse Wildlife...
Yunnan Province is China's South-West jewel, with an incredible variety of striking landscapes, ethnic cultures and wildlife.
From stone forests, snow-caped mountains, deep ravines and rice terraces, Yunnan has been blessed with some of the country's most spectacular scenery. It is home to the fabled Shangri-La and a third of China's minority cultures. Over half of China's flora and fauna species are found in Yunnan.
While Yunnan might not be the first choice for first-timers on the Great Wall track, it does have much to offer and is also a great place for
active families to enjoy the outdoors and discover the ethnic cultures of the area.
Yunnan Province Attractions and Highlights
These are some of our favorite places to explore and things to do in Yunnan which are easily done and have many facilities that cater to travelers. We have indicated them in the map below to give you an idea where everything is and what can be combined during your trip.
A few days, even weeks can be spent in this area, but if you only have a couple of days, choose wisely as there is much to see and do here.
That said, Yunnan is easily accesible from just about anywhere in the mainland and many Asian capitals. There are several daily direct flights to Kunming, Yunnan's capital and largest city, from many cities in China and South East Asia. If you will be spending time in the Northwest section of the province, then flying to Lijiang or Zhongdian is probably best.
Yunnan Province China - Highlights and Attractions
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