As the largest fetival in Dali, the "March Street" has since long drawn thousands of people to the old town, local markets and to the greatest celebration of the local Bai minority itself every year. In 2016, the festival is taking place in the week of April 21. to 27.
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Yunnan and southern China has a large variety to offer when it comes to ethnic minorities. The people of the Miao cannot only be found here but are spread over five different continents. Accordingly, their influence in terms of customs and traditions is quite big!
Besides the famous and UNESCO rated rice terraces in Yuanyang, the local morning markets are another highlight visitors should not miss. The lively and colorful events take place regularly in various villages and is a great opportunity to deepdive into local customs.
Ever had insects for lunch or dinner? In Yunnan, it's actually pretty popular to snack them deep fried. We admit, it must sound strange to a lot of people to eat animals which one preferably wants to only get rid of. But give it a crispy try!
This is not France, nor Switzerland. But also Yunnan has its cheese specialities. Looking like white pieces of tofu, 'Rubing' or 'Rushan' is a cheese made out of goat milk, produced primarily by the Bai and Sani people. Enjoy - either roasted or steamed!
As a Kunming based tour operator we created an extensive and detailed Yunnan Guide on our website for you. We outline the most popular places to visit, give useful advice on how to travel and provide maps as well as details to topics such as local climate and language. Have a look!
With the exclusive support of Wonders Of Yunnan Travel, a German TV team made its way to Yuanyang Rice Terraces in summer 2015 to make a documentary on the local Hani minority: "China - Bride Without Groom". Soon on TVs in your living room!
Yunnan, due to its vast variety of ethnic minorities, has a plethora of good food to offer. Yunnan's cuisine is a great mixture of dishes of the Han Chinese and all ethnic minorities in China, so it is difficult to make generalizations.