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Yunnan Province - Introduction

Yunnan province is without a doubt one of the most diverse areas of China. The province mixes mountainous inlands with the tropical forests in the south. While you are impressed by the sunshine, reflected by the ever-lasting snow, you are enjoying a climate of sunshine and comfortable temperatures at the same time. In the south you enjoy the tropical forest with its 18.000 plant species, Asian elephants and the protected Yunnan’s “Golden monkey”. Besides the nature Yunnan also brings 25 minorities with it, which all have their own examples of culture, language and people.

General Info about Yunnan

Yunnan’s 394000 km2 surface area is located in the south-west of China. The capital of Yunnan is Kunming. Yunnan’s 34 million people are divided over 25 officially recognized minorities. In Yunnan you can recognize 3 kinds of climates: temperate, sub-tropical and tropical... Read more...

History of Yunnan

From historical point of view Yunnan has always been an unclear territory of the Chinese Empire. The location at the south-west corner of China and the strong identified minorities living there always created a certain feeling of becoming an independent region. Yunnan therefore has also been subject of belonging to Burma... Read more...

Traveling to Yunnan

The airport of Kunming is one of the 5 international airports of China. Everyday there are 11 international airlines flying to 8 major Asian cities, 2 flights to Hong-Kong and Macao and more than 40 flights to major Chinese cities. Also for traveling in Yunnan province itself Kunming is the main starting point... Read more...

Sightseeing in Yunnan

Yunnan province is without a doubt one of the most diverse province of China. The province mixes mountainous inlands with the tropical forests in the south. In this beautiful nature you will find all the 25 minorities, which all have their unique cultural characteristics... Read more...