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Yunnan, China


Yunnan is located in southwest of China, borders Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province in the east, Sichuan Province in the north, and Tibet Autonomous Region in the northwest, and shares a border of 4,060 km with Myanmar in the west, Laos in the south, and Vietnam in the southeast. Its total area is 394,000 square kilometers and the average elevation is 2,500-3,000meters. Its capital city is Kunming which called ‘Spring City’. In Yunnan province, the total population is compose of 25 ethnic minority group people which is the reason that Yunnan has the greatest number of ethnic minority groups in China. Due to different groups of ethnic minority people live in such a place where people called ‘The South of Cloud’, made it be a center of diverse cultures and custom.

Because of the special location, Yunnan boasts abundant of tourism resources. The capital of Yunnan -Kunming, a city called ‘Spring City’ that has adorable climate all year around with an average temperature of 15°C. Lijiang is not only the unique place where has two ancient town, but also has magnificent snow mountain. Dali is a place where is surrounded by mountains on the east, west, and south and has the Erhai Lake in the center…

Being the colorful land, Yunnan is indeed the paradise of tourists. The warm-hearted and hospitable ethnic minority group people welcome the domestic and oversea friends to have a trip in Yunnan. To enjoy the splendid natural scenery, to experience the diverse and eye-dazzling ethnic customs, to get close to the nature and to feel the harmonious between human beings and nature in the wonderful land.

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Climate

The temperature in Yunnan province is mild. Its average temperature from April to October between 16°C to 28°C, and the average temperature from November to the next May between 4°C to 10°C. However, the temperature is diverse to different area, and also varies from day to night. Normally, the western and the northern areas are colder than the East and the south; the difference in temperature of a day is from 5°C to 14°C .

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What to See in Yunnan

Differing much from any other places in China, Yunnan is an exotic, amazing and unforgettable place, if you travel around Yunnan and see everything with your own eyes, it’ll make you believe that these words are true. Being one of the most popular tourism destinations, here you will find that this is such a pure place which contrasts as far as you can feel the harmonic neighborhood of high mountains, tropic forests, waterfalls, and distinct folk customs...[more Yunnan Highlights]

Where to Stay

As we all know, Yunnan is becoming more and more popular and important as a tourism destination in China because of its beautiful scenery, diverse ethnic minority group people’ s culture, unique ancient towns. When tourists travel in Yunnan, one of the important things in mind during trip is where to stay...[more about Yunnan Hotels]

Money and Banking

Credit cards (Visa and Mater) are normally accepted by banks and most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. But to those private stoppings and pedlars, they only accept cash (RMB, Chinese Yuan).

What’s more, at those ATM which signed VISA and Master that can use CC withdrawal, but limited withdraw cash CNY 2,000- 5,000 each time, CNY20,000 a day.

You can also go to Bank of China to exchange your traveller's cheque or foreign currency.

The exchange rate can have reference: http://www.boc.cn/sourcedb/whpj/enindex.html

Yunnan Culture

Yunnan is a blend of diverse cultures and religions. People in Yunnan consist of Bai, Dai, Naxi, Yi, Tibetan, and Miao and so on. Each of the ethnic minority group has its own unique culture, such as in Lijiang, the Dongba Culture which consists of its writings, scriptures, paintings and dancing and Naxi ancient music.

Driving in Yunnan

People in Yunnan drive on the right-hand side of the road and give way to the left. Foreigners are not allowed to drive in Yunnan.

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Transportation

Yunnan has several airports and a major highway and rail network. The capital of Yunnan province, Kunming is its transport hub and acts as an important gateway, linking China to Southeast Asia, South Asia and Asia-Pacific region, and its airport also links domestic major cities, such Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an and so on. Most of tourists travel by air or bus. However, railway and river travel are also available, but much slower than by air.

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Yunnan holidays

Yunnan province consists of lot of ethnic minority groups, therefore, except the national main holidays; there are some typical ethnic minority festivals, such as Water-splashing Festival (celebrate at around of mid of April) of Dai people, Torch Festival (celebrate at lunar calendar Jun of China) of Yi people, Third Moon Fair Festival (celebrate from 15th to 21th, May of Chinese lunar calendar) and so on. If you want to experience the ethnic folk customs in Yunnan, you’d better come during these festivals’ time.

The most popular of Yunnan culture tours places are Dali and Lijiang because of their lots of ethnic minority festivals and cultures.

>> learn more about yunnan holidays

Working Hours

Summer:

Private Sector: 
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am -12:00 am, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Public Sector: 
Monday to Friday: 8:30am -12:00 am, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Winter:

Private Sector: 
Monday to Friday: 9:00am- 12:00am, 2:00pm -6:00pm

Public Sector: 
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 12:00am, 2:00pm -6:00pm.

 

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