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With its rich cultural diversity and vivid landscape of mist-shrouded mountains and river-carved gorges, this southwestern province will delight curious travelers.

Experience China’s extraordinary cultural wealth in Yunnan, a province in the southwest that holds more than half of the country’s ethnic minorities. Villages nestled among rice-terraced valleys, sprawling grasslands and soaring mountain show a glimpse of Yunnan’s fascinating folk customs. Admire the rich tapestry of traditions in the ancient gateway to the Silk Road or relax in monastery-dotted townships. Challenging treks, cycling routes and lakeside trails make Yunnan an exciting place for adventurers.

Kunming, the provincial capital, is a long-standing hub in the region. Often regarded as the province’s cultural center, this laidback city was formerly the first port-of-call for merchants returning from Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Stroll around the historic city center and relax by the tranquil ponds of traditional parks and gardens. Journey to the Stone Forest outside of the city to see fascinating limestone karst formations and caves or check out the architecture in Guandu Old Town. Go on a daytrip to An’ning for a soak in the thermal hotsprings.

Visit the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture to find the province’s hippie heartland. Nestled between the stunning Cangshan Mountain and the lake Erhai, the ancient walled city of Dali Old Town is perfect for a serene getaway. Learn about the local Bai people as you explore the lakeside communes. Check out the preserved Old Town in Lijiang, a small city wedged between pretty canals. This city is also a great starting point for the journey to Tiger Leaping Gorge, an awe-inspiring sight linked to exciting treks and scenic drives along the Lancang (Mekong) River.

Check out an ancient Tibetan monastery or go cycling through the verdant grasslands in Shangri-La, a place named for its mystical beauty. Continue the climbing up the mountain roads to the high-elevation village of Deqin and go trekking on the Meili Snow Mountain. If you prefer the tropical warmth, head to Jinghong and delve into the rainforest.

Yunnan is easy to reach by flying into Kunming Changshui International Airport or catching a train from south or central China. Buses and provincial trains are readily available throughout the province. Depending on your elevation, you can experience year-round tropical lushness or snow-laden winters. Wonder at China’s contrasting landscapes and breathtaking diversity in Yunnan.

Top hotels in Yunnan

Hilton Dali Resort & Spa
Hilton Dali Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$768 per night from 17 May to 17 May
4.6/5Wonderful! (49 reviews)
Nice experiences
"Send me message about my lost goods after checked out and left. Nice feeling everywhere in the details ."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Hilton Dali Resort & Spa
Banyan Tree Lijiang
Banyan Tree Lijiang
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,360 per night from 21 May to 21 May
4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"Good location, fine views, but the hotel is in need of considerable renovation. It is not the marvelous place it used to be."

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2018

Banyan Tree Lijiang
Sofitel Kunming
Sofitel Kunming
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$709 per night from 30 May to 30 May
4.4/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)
"This hotel could be one of the best Sofitel I have had stayed. Staff were warm and helpful, Dennis at front desk even helped us packed some larger gift items we bought, breakfast was to die for, view of the city and the lake from our room at 37 floor was unforgettable, this hotel has its uniqueness, ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Sofitel Kunming
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