Why Travel To Yunnan

Why Travel to Yunnan mainly introduces why Yunnan is so special, Yunnan tourist destinations, must-see attractions in Yunnan, colorful culture in Yunnan, delicious food in Yunnan, comfortable accommodation in Yunnan and other factors, which attract numerous visitors at home and abroad.

Why Yunnan is so Special

Yunnan, located in the southwest plateau area of China, refers to “the place south of the colorful clouds” in Chinese. It is a place bond with exotic cultures and beautiful tales. Famous destinations in Yunnan include The “Spring city” Kunming, romantic Lijiang, the “Lost Horizon” Shangri-La, and the world’s deepest gorge “Tiger Leaping Gorge“, the magnificent Dongchuan Red Land, the amazing Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, the holy Kawa Kapo Kora and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yunnan takes pride in its rich natural resources and cultural resources. There are 25 ethnic minority groups living in Yunnan, and each have very different religion and folklore stories. It's rare to see so many different ethnic minority groups living harmoniously in one province. Harmonious and colorful are the most frequently used words to describe people's life in Yunnan. 

Yunnan Tourist Destinations

Yunnan can be regarded as the paradise for visitors, especially, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La. In fact, every prefecture or city in Yunnan is the famous tourist destination for people from abroad and home.

Must-see Attractions in Yunnan

Reputed as the “Colorful Yunnan” with both brilliant culture and profound history, you can enjoy the most unforgettable time during your Yunnan travel. Yunnan is an exotic, amazing and unforgettable place with high mountains, tropic forests, waterfalls, and distinct folk customs, which is an important and most attractive tourism destination. 

Yunnan Attractions by Region

Colorful Culture in Yunnan

The numerous minority groups in Yunnan have created lasting and splendid ethnic cultures due to their diligence and wisdom over centuries. Among these cultures, as acknowledged in the history of cultures in Yunnan, three major ones are the highlights, namely the Ancient Dian Culture, the Cuan Culture, and the Nanzhao-Dali Culture; the Ancient Dian Culture, centered around the Dianchi Lake from the Pre-Qin Period (221-207 B.C) to the Han Dynasty (25-220 A.D), epitomizes the culmination of the bronze age civilization in Yunnan; the Cuan Culture, which rose slightly later in the valley of the Panjiang River, embodies the cultural development of this province in the middle ancient times; the Nanzhao-Dali Culture, which formed and fully developed around Er’hai Lake, strikingly characterizes the local ethnic cultures in Yunnan. After the Yuan and Ming dynasties, with the constant inflow of Han people to Yunnan, the Han people gradually dominated the province and the Han culture became the dominating culture of the province co-existing with the colorful indigenous ethnic cultures.

Yunnan Culture by Region

Delicious Food in Yunnan

Yunnan cuisine, often referred to as Dian cuisine, has its own unique style because of its geographic location, diverse local plant and animal species and numerous ethnic minority groups. Many ethnic minority groups are located in Yunnan Province and they have each added their own cooking styles to Yunnan cuisine, making it a beautiful mix of many different styles of cooking and preparation styles. Yunnan cuisine is known for its sour and spicy dishes. Tough commonly seasoned with chilies, Yunnan Cuisine, unlike the mouth-stinging fiery food in neighboring Sichuan, strives to keep the original taste of its ingredients, which are freshly plucked from mountains and caught from the sea.

Yunnan Dining by Region

Comfortable Accommodation in Yunnan

With the increasing popularity of Yunnan tourism, the hotels industry of Yunnan develop quickly and the number of high-end hotels in Yunnan has been growing rapidly. There is a large selection of hotels ranging from the three to five-stars in Yunnan. Most are located in the city’s center, and some are located near some of Yunnan’s most famous and popular scenic spots. Whatever you prefer a modern luxury hotel or a cozy local-style antique hotel, You will definitely find one you like. We elaborately selects the following hotels for all travelers, especially for international tourists.

Yunnan Accommodation by Region

Most Popular Yunnan Tours

This part is about Private Yunnan tours & Recommended China tour packages with Yunnan. China's southwest province Yunnan, literary “South to the clouds” in Chinese, is a place bond with exotic cultures and beautiful tales. “Spring City” Kunming, ancient Dali city with Erhai Lake, romantic Lijiang Ancient Town, the “Lost Horizon” Shangri-La, and the world deepest gorge “Tiger Leaping Gorge“, the magnificent red land terraces, snowy mountains and ice glaciers. Yunnan takes pride in its rich natural and cultural resources. The most attractive of which is the folklore and culture of the area's 25 ethnic minority groups. It's rare to see so many different ethnic minority groups living harmoniously in one province. Majestic and colorful are the most frequently used words to describe people's life in Yunnan. Take Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La tour as your best Yunnan discovery or you can contact us for tailor-made Yunnan tours. Yunnan Exploration will provide the popular themes tours as follows:

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Yunnan Tours by Region

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