Yunnan

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Overview

Yunnan, or Dian for short, is located in southwest China, covering an area of more than 380,000 square meters with average altitude of 2,500 to 3,000 meters above sea level. Bordring Viet Nam, Laos and Myanmar, the province is China’s important gateway to Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Yunnan, literally meaning “south of rosy clouds”, is famous for its beautiful scecery, abundant resources and legendary places. Here, you can see the Three Parallel Rivers of Jinsha River, Nujiang River and Lancang River, randomly strewn stone forest, long running rivers, dense primeval forests, lakes and hot springs, steep mountain peaks and deep canyons, and charming limestone caves. Its capital Kunming, known as the Spring City, is well known for its mild weather with fresh air; The Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake in the ancient city of Dali is illustrating its unique charms of long history and queitness to tourists; the traditional civilian residential houses in the plateau water city of Lijiang demonstrate a sense of leisure and peace; in Shangri-La of Zhongdian, one can see jade-like lakes and snowcapped mountains; Xishuangbanna, which is famous for peacock dances, is silent and graceful; the magnificent sights of Yulong, Haba and Meli Snow-capped mountains are attracting domestic and foreign snow-capped mountain explorers with their unique charms of cliffs.

Attractions

Ancient Dali City
The thousand-year-old city, located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain, used to be the capital of Nanzhao (649-902) and Dali (937-1253) states. Its long history and culture has earned…

Ancient Lijiang City
With a history of more than 800 years, the city was first built at the end of Southern Song Dynasty (1127- 1279). It is an old alpine town inhabited by Naxi people. With Sifang Stree…

Dali Erhai Lake
Erhai Lake is the major highland freshwater lake of southwest China, starting from Eryuan in the north to Xiaguan in the south, covering an area of 250 sq km…

Heilongtan (Black Dragon Pond) Park
The park is located at the foot of Xiangshan Mountain, north of the Ancient Lijiang City. The water in the pond is as limpid as jade so it is also known as Yuquan (Jade Spring)…

Lugu Lake
The Lake, surrounded by hgh mountains and lofty ridges, is located between Ninglang County of Yunnan and Yanyuan County of Sichuan, 69 kilometers from the county town of…

Meili Snow-Capped Mountain
The mountain located at Deqen Prefecture, has 13 mountain peaks with an elevation of 6,000 meters and ranks first among the eight holy mountains of the Tibetan area. Kawagebo…

Stone Forest
Stone Forest, the heritage and a geological park of the world, is located in the Yi Autonomous County 78 kilometers away from Kunming city proper. It is a national AAAAA…

The First Bend of Yangtze
The Yangtze River runs down from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the roof of the world, and enters Yunnan from its northwest, known as Jinsha River which flows through the…

Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple
One kilomet northwest of Ancient Town of Dali, there are three pagodas, one large and two small. Constructed in Nanzhao Kingsom, the three pagodas were

Dining

Yunnan Cuisine is fragrant, sweet, delicious and tender, with a proper sour and spicy taste. The famous local dished include Bamboo Tube Chicken, Steam-Pot Chicken, Yiliang Stewed Duck, Three Kinds of Silvers with Fungus, and so on, in addition to some famous local snacks, such as Crossing-the-Bridge Rice Noodles, Sixi Stuffed Balls Made of Glutinous Rice Flour Served in Soup, Taishi Cake, etc.

Jixinglong Stewed
Add: Dianchi Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-4611126

Jixinyuan Restaurant
Add: 102 Dongfeng E. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3178538

Laodianwei Restaurant
Add: Jinbi Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-6470212

Shangri-La Paradise Hotel
Add: Middle section of Changzheng Road, Shangri-La County
Tel: +0086-887-8228008

Yixinyuan Restaurant
Add: Dianchi Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-4649815

Hotels

Bank Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 399 Youth Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3158888

Green Lake Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 6 Cuihu S. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-5158888

Guanguang Hotel
★★★★
Add: M. Section of Heping Rd., Shangri-La County, Deqen
Tel: +0086-887-8230698

Harbour Plaza
★★★★★
Add: 20 Honghuaqiao, Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-5386688

Jinjiang Hotel
★★★★
Add: 98 Beijign Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3138888

New Era Hotel
★★★★
Add: 99 Dongfeng W. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-3624999

Museums

Museum of Chuxiong Prefecture
The museum built at the foot of Yanta Mountain, south of Chuxiong, covers an area of 60 mu with a total investment of 24 million yuan. Advantages of the terrain has been fully taken in the design and…

Museum of Dongba Culture
The museum with the features of Dongba culture, close to the Helongtan Park, covers an area of seven mu, and is arranged according to the development of the residential houses of Naxi people. The Yuquan Spring and…

Museum of Yunnan Province
It is a comprehensive museum of Yunnan built in 1951. The museum has collected more than 156,000 relics, including bronze wards, ancient coins, porcelain wards, old paintings and calligraphic works…

Shopping

Dali Shopping Center
Add: Jianshe Rd., Xiaguan, Dali
Tel: +0086-872-2168500

Kunming Department Store
Add: 99 Dongfeng W. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3613469

Southewest Commercial Building
Add: 17 Renmin M. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3178759

Xiaguan Department Store
Add: Renmin Rd., Xiaguan, Dali
Tel: +0086-872-2125138

Yunnan General
Add: Keji Building, Nantaiqiao, Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3100775

Travel Agencies

CITS Kunming
Add: 285 Huancheng S. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3566666

Dali Travel Service Management Ltd.
Add: 58 Jianshe Rd., Xiaguan, Dali
Tel: +0086-872-2328711

Yunnan Expo International
Add: 3/F Nanguo Hotel
Tel: +0086-871-3532091

Yunnan Merchants International Travel Service
Add: 169 Dongfeng E. Rd., Kunming
Tel: +0086-871-3317037

Yunnan Overseas Tourism Corporation
Add: 98 Dongfeng E. Rd., Kunming