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Amelie Degrande
posted on Sunday, November 26th at 18:38

China has a lot of different ethnic groups, some of them have developed their own special games and competitions. Take a look at four of the most popular games in Yunnan!


Ida Fiore
posted on Wednesday, November 22nd at 21:10

This weekend is the Hani Long Street Feast! Head south to Honghe to take part in one of the most incredible folk traditions of China. Folk music, group dances, parades, and of course delicious food and endless toasts!

Melanie Timmerman
posted on Tuesday, September 12th at 02:22

The ancient market town of Shaxi is the perfect spot for a quiet getaway from the busy tourist destinations of Lijiang and Dali. Make sure to be there on a Friday to experience one of the biggest and most interesting markets of Yunnan.

Cici Li
posted on Thursday, May 18th at 21:17

When Yunnan is visited, you won't be able to get around the amazing and manifold Yunnan Cuisine. As diversified as Yunnan's geography and population, as colorful and multifaceted are the dishes you can eat. Yunnan Province has by far the greatest variety of food to offer! An overview.

Justin Wang
posted on Sunday, December 4th at 22:04

While the Stone Forest is widely known to visitors from all over the world, only few of them have ever heard of nearby old and cozy Danuhei Village. This little hamlet is home to the local Sani ethnic minority and a visit can easily be connecterd to a day trip to the Stone Forest Scenic Area.

Justin Wang
posted on Tuesday, October 4th at 20:38

The Huijie Festival of the A’chang people is solemnly celebrated as an important religious event in the A'chang settlements of Dehong, in Yunnan's west. Beginning on the 10. day of the 9. month (lunar calendar), the start of the festival this year falls on 10. October and lasts for five days.

Christy Huang
posted on Monday, August 29th at 00:37

Combined show and eating events are numerous and popular all over China. The Dish-Serving-Dances in Yunnan's Nanjian Yi Autonomous County is a bit different though. Dancing while serving their guests dishes, is an important etiquette of the local Yi people.

Justin Wang
posted on Friday, August 12th at 00:38

Yunnan is famous for its richness in ethnic cultures and nearly every minority group in Yunnan celebrates its own unique festivals. Some events are famous all over the country and even abroad, others are still insiders' tips. But all are good reasons to visit Yunnan! 

Christy Huang
posted on Tuesday, July 19th at 20:55

The Hualian jie, how it is called in Chinese, takes place every year in Wenshan Miao and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, some 300 km south east of Kunming. It is an over 1000 year old tradition of the local Yi minority and a good option to get a face lift!

Joy Yang
posted on Monday, June 27th at 23:31

The Torch Festival is one of the most important holidays of the Yi people in southwest China and is also celebrated by other ethnic groups of the region. It's celebrated on the 24th or 25th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar, which usually corresponds to July or August.


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