Top Things to Do in Yunnan

Top Things to Do in Yunnan will tell you must-do things during your Yunnan travel, best places to visit in Yunnan and guide you roaming in Luoping Rapeseed Flowers, experiencing the tranquility of Shuhe Ancient Town, enjoying the spectacularity of Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, etc.

Yunnan, in the dreams of many people, is the expectation of too many people. Every journey will be an important experience in life. A dream called Yunnan, with the passage of time, takes root in the heart. If you are also looking forward to the south of the clouds, then in your life, you shall compete your Yunnan dream at least once, with the most loved ones.

Roam in Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Sea

The rape flowers covering an area of 250,000 mu and on February of March every years, thousands of Yellow Rapeseed Flowers are in full bloom, looking like and expanse of a golden sea. There are many things to see when you travel Luoping. The major sights include the Jiulong Waterfall(Nine Dragons), the Duoyi River and the Lubuge GorgesLuoping rapeseed flowers has set a world record in Guinness. Standing on a high place, what you see is the sea of golden flowers and the beautiful village is covered with the charming scenery.

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Experience the Tranquility of Shuhe Ancient Town

The Shuhe Ancient Town is quiet and pure, the streams flow along the street, and the pavilions on both sides are quiet and simple under the sunshine, which is suitable for people yearning for tranquility. The old wooden board facade, dark red paint, and the black stone in front of the store, the old man sitting idle, outline the natural color of Shuhe Ancient Town. Shuhe is in the former commercial district known for its leather and fur artisans. Known locally as Longquan village, Shuhe is thought to be the birthplace of the eminent Mu family of the Naxi minority ethnic group. A walk along it narrows streets and alleyways affords a glimpse into a previous era.

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Enjoy the Spectacularity of Erhai Lake

The invincible sceneries of Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake attract too many tourists to linger. If you have the opportunity to stay at the guesthouse on the side of Erhai Lake, it will be a great experience to enjoy a perfect breakfast under the clean blue sky. Watching the sun rise slowly under the environmental atmosphere of literature and art is the greast pleasure in one's life.

Erhai Lake is famous as “Pearl of Plateau”, which is the second largest lake in Yunnan Province and the seventh freshwater lake in China by area and water storage. It also enjoys the charming scenery. In a sunny day, the crystal waters of Erhai Lake and the snow mantled Cangshan Mountion radiate with each other. Moon in the Erhai Lake is also one of four elements of Dali. In a word, it is an approving attraction.

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Come to Lijiang, Capital of Romance

Lijiang, known as the capital of romance, has a history of at least 800 years and may date as far back as the Song Dynasty. It is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan. Lijiang is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Yunnan Travel. Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by Naxi Ethnic Minority. What’s more, Lijiang is the transfer station of Ancient Tea Horse Caravan Route.The smooth stone road in the ancient city, the hand-built civil-structure houses, and the ubiquitous bridges and waters all show the romance of the world. The strong human atmosphere, rich national culture, and the gorgeous natural scenery, lazy life rhythm, make people can not bear to leave.

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Hike in Yubeng Village

If you don't go to heaven, then go to the Yubeng Village. There is no road in Yubeng Village, only hiking or horse riding, which you can enjoy the original ecological scenery along the way. As the paradise at the foot of the Meili Snow Mountain, Yubeng owns the trekking route that is suitable for entry-level hikers. If you want to go to Nepal – “a paradise for hikers”, and you are not sure whether your physical fitness can keep up exercise intensity, it is better to go to Yubeng to experience it.

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Come to Tropical Kingdom-Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is famous for its magical tropical rainforest natural landscape and ethnic customs. The main attractions include Menglun Tropical Botanical GardenManfeilong Pagodas(Tanuozhuanglong), Jingzhen Octagonal PavilionWild Elephant Valley and Dai Minority Garden at Ganlanba.Every April, the Water Splashing Festival attracts countless people from all over the world. Xishuangbanna is also a veritable “animal kingdom” and “plant kingdom”. There are many kinds of animal and plant resources in the territory.

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Climb the Grand Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is one of the most famous spots in Lijiang, and it is also the mountain of the Naxi people. The white snow on the mountain and the clear sky and white clouds reflect each other. When you climbing the top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, take a picture to remember the moment standing at the peak. Since Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a hot tourist place, it has a series of highlights to make your tour here an unforgettable memory, such as the Blue Moon Valley, the Glacier Park, Ganhaizi, Impression Lijiang, etc. Besides, widespread legends and myths of the Naxi ethnic minority and the unclimbed Shanzidou are all important attractive spots for those who come here. 

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Come to Tengchong-Paradise for Hot Spring

Bordering Burma to the west,Tengchong is the important gateway for China to South Asia and Southeast Asia. As the famous hometown of overseas Chinese, cultural town and vital distributing center of jade, it boasts an important geographic position since ancient time. It is well known for its volcanic activity.The city is named after the town of Tengchong which serves as its political center, previously known as Tengyue (腾越) in Chinese.

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