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. Bordering Vietnam, 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.