Yunnan is a province in southwestern China with a varied landscape encompassing snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes and deep gorges. The region is known for its large number of ethnic minorities. Modern Kunming, known as the “Spring City,” has many museums and temples, including colorful Yuantong Temple. To the southeast, Shilin Stone Forest contains limestone karst peaks formed 270 million years ago.
Stone Forest Scenic Area
The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of limestone formations spread over 350 km². Considered as on of the “Chinese four natural wonders”. These stones were shaped 270 million years ago, some over 40m high.
Lijiang Ancient City
Lijiang Old Town is a well-preserved Naxi ancient town, one of only two towns in China, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is one of the four best-preserved ancient cities in China.
Dongchuan Red Land
Nature's amazing tapestry of reds make a photographer's dream landscape.
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. Around 15km in length, the canyon is located where the river passes between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids under steep 2000m cliffs.
A fabulous manmade landscape painting carved by the local Hani people for over 1,300 years. This rare scenery is on the World Heritage List. There are over 3,000 steps on the mountain from with shades from cool greens to emerald.
Shuhe Ancient Town
This was the earliest settlement area for the Naxi ancestors, and is where you can appreciate simple and unsophisticated Naxi customs and architectures.
Yulong Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a mountain massif or small mountain range in Yulong Naxi Autonomous County. Its highest peak is named Shanzidou and is 5,596 m above sea level. It's the most southern mountain rich in different types of glaciers. It has distinct beautiful scenery across It's snow capped 13 peaks.
Dali Ancient City
With a calm atmosphere from more than 600 years ago, you can see the City Wall, Gate-towers, old streets, traditional courtyards, all full of local folk culture.
Pudacuo National Park
A well-preserved ecological environment, including lakes, wetlands, forests, meadows, streams and valleys. It is found 22 km from Shangri-La.
Songzanlin Scenic Area
The Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery, also known as Sungtseling and Guihuasi, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated 5 kilometres from the city of Zhongdian at elevation 3,380 metres. Referred to as the “Little Potala Palace”, it was built more than 500 years ago
Erhai or Er Lake, is an alpine fault lake. Its name means "Ear-shaped Sea". Go boating on the lake to appreciate it's great natural setting.
Cangshan Mountain Area
Cangshan or Cang Mountain is a mountain range immediately west of Dali City. The highest summit, Malong, is 4,122 m, but the range includes another 18 peaks that are over 3,500 m elevation. Reach the white snow capped peak by taking a cable car or hiking to the top.
Shaxizhen was a stop on the Ancient Tea Horse Road with a history going back over 2,400 years. Wander among the old streets, bridges and temples.
Wild Elephant Valley
This park is the best place to see some of the remaining giant Asian elephants roaming in the tropical rainforrest. They share the ravine with other animals including, bears, wild buffalo, and cobra.
Lugu Lake is located in the northwest of the Yunnan plateau, with the middle of the lake forming the border between the Ninglang County of Yunnan Province and the Yanyuan County of Sichuan Province
Meili Snow Mountain National Park Scenic Area
Meili Mountain has long been famous for Kang Karpo Peak, Yunnan's tallest mountain at 6,740m above sea level. Among one of the eight sacred mountains worshiped by the Tibetans. It is especially beautiful as the sun rises. There are 13 lesser peaks around it, each over 6,000m
Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple
The Three Pagodas of the Chongsheng Temple are an ensemble of three independent pagodas arranged on the corners of an equilateral triangle, near the old town of Dali, dating from the time of the Kingdom of Nanzhao and Kingdom of Dali in the 9th and 10th centuries