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Yunnan Travel Guide

Post Date: 2020/08/06 15:43
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Yunnan is located in the southwest of China, belonging to the subtropical and tropical monsoon climate, while the northwest belongs to the plateau mountain climate. The main tourist cities include Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la and Dali. 

Yunnan is the province with the largest number of ethnic minorities in China. Besides the Han nationality, there are 25 ethnic minorities, including Yi, Hani, Bai, Dai, Zhuang, Miao, Hui and Lisu. Among them, Hani, Bai, Dai, Lisu, Lahu, Wa, Naxi, Jingpo, Bulang, Pumi, Achang, Nu, Jinuo, De'ang and Dulong are the unique ethnic minorities in Yunnan. Yunnan is also a comprehensive tourist area integrating mountains and valleys, modern glaciers, plateau lakes, stone forests, karst caves, volcanic geothermal, primitive forests, flowers, cultural relics, traditional gardens and ethnic customs.

Top Yunnan Package Tours to Dali, Lijiang, Kunming, Shangri-la

Wonders of Yunnan: 5 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Exploration Tour
Three_Pagoda_1.jpgHighlight:Experince the wonders of Yunnan Province at Kunming and Dali on this 5 days highlights tour, you will be exhilarated by the old city with romanticism from ancient history till now. It also give you a great chance to learn about the colorful ethnic culture, harmonious atmosphere as well as the time-honored history; The tour starts at the " Spring City" Kunming and ends at Dali, travel between them by "D" train will let you to experince the train journey in Yunnan. 

6 Days Kunming, Dali & Lijiang Impression Train Tour
Xi'zhou_Village_3.jpgHighlight:Travel to visit the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan Province by this 6 days Impression Tour that allows you to explore all the highlighs of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang. It will give you all experience to reach the place south of the colorful clouds, enter into the “Plant and Animal Kingdom”, see the magnificent mountains and plateaus, appreciate the breathtaking river and lakes, and join in minority village to enjoy ethnic culture. Experience the train ride in Yunnan that save your travel budget as well as travel time.

4 Days Lijiang Essence Tour with Lugu Lake
Lugu_Lake_1.jpgHighlight:Lijiang is a rich place because of its unique natural scenery and strong ethnic customs. Book this 4 Days Lijiang Essence Tour Following your private tour guide and explore this amazing City.

4 Days Yunnan Package Tours to Kunming & Shangri-La
Shangri-La.jpgHighlight:This 4 Days Yunnan Package Tours will lead you to visit the "City of Eternal Spring"-Kunming and the earthly paradise-Shangri-la. With our best tour service.

6 Days Lijiang and Shangri-la Trekking Tour
Pudacuo_Scenic_region.jpgHighlight:This 6 Days Lijiang and Shangri-la Trekking Tour is the best choice for you, with various suggested itineraries to all the wonderful places in Lijiang and Shangri-la. Our Chengduprivatetour offer best tour service for you to help you explore the beauty.

4 Days Dali Highlight Tour with Cangshan Mountain Hiking
Cangshan_2.jpgHighlight:Embark on a comprehensive tour of Dali city without worrying about transportation and visiting route. Follow our Dali tour guide to visit the most famous sightseeing places in and around Dali, plus the Cangshan Mountain Hiking experience during the tour. What's more, you can learn about local culture and the get insight visit the lesser-known customs of the area's ethnic minorities. Accommodation, meals listed in the tour, entrance fees are included.

What to See in Yunnan

Top Things to Do in Dali
Top Things to Do in Lijiang
Top Things to Do in KunmingTop Things to Do in Shangri-la

Frenquetly Asked Questions on Planing Yunnan Tours

1.Could you please let me know when is the best time to visit Yunnan Province?
In general, the best time to visit Yunnan Province is from April to October, when the vegetation is a lush green and flowers are in bloom. Yunnan’s climate is diverse as its terrain, for many places such as Dali there is an ideal temperature – an eternal spring – that attracts tourists all year-round. The northwestern region around Shangri-la is situated on the Tibetan plateau and can be very cold during winter.

2. What are the top tourist destinations in Yunnan province for the first time travelers?
Yunnan boasts the most splendid natural landscapes and colorful ethnical cultures. When you first time travel to Yunnan, you should not miss the Stone Forest in Kunming city; Ancient Town, Erhai Lake and Three Pagodas in Dali; Lijiang Ancient Town, local markets, Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and Tiger Leaping Gorge in Lijiang; What's more, you should go for Yuanyang Rice Terrace if you are a photography.

3. How to get around Yunnan Province? How long does it take from Lijiang to Shangri-la by car?
The transportation in Yunnan Province is already quite developed, you can travel around Yunnan by bus, train even flight. There are many bullet trains run in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, it takes about 2 hours from Kunming to Dali and plenty of ordinary trains run between Dali and Lijiang within two hours on the way; The buses is Yunnan Provicne is suitable for those budget travelers and is most popular transportation by the backpackers that can take you to the almost every tourist destinations of Yunnan, including Dali, Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Yuanyang, Jianshui and Puzhehei; Private vehicle will be the most recommended travel method for foreign travelers who have the language barrier and want to save the travel time. To go from Lijiang to Shangri-La or from Shangri-La to Lijiang, it needs about 3.5 hours by car with a driving way of about 180 kilometers long.

4. How about the food in Yunnan Province? What are the typical dishes should be tried during the Yunnan tour?
The food in Yunnan has its own unique style because of its geographic location, diverse local plant and animal species, and numerous ethnic minority groups. When you stay in Kunming, you should try the regional specialty known as "Crossing the Bridge Noodles," a delicious noodle soup that is brought to you boiling in a covered stone bowl, with a tray of fresh ingredients such as finely sliced pork, quail eggs, and sliced herbs and vegetables for you to add to the broth according to your tastes; Steamed-pot Chicken, it is one of the typical dish can be found in Yunnan and it is unique for its steaming pot, which was invented by Yunnan residents; Xuanwei Ham, it is one of China's three most famous ham dishes. It is known for fragrance, appearance, and fantastic taste.

5. We are staying in Shanghai and want to take a 5-day trip to Yunnan province, could you help us to make a tour proposal?
Yes, we can arrange 5 days Yunnan tour from Shanghai that includes Kunming & Lijiang. The approximate itinerary for 5 days Kunming and Lijiang Tour as as follows

D1 Shanghai--Kunming: Fly to Kunming from Shanghai, visit the Green Lake Park
D2 Kunming: visit local market at Zhuanxin Farmers' Market in the morning, sightseeing at famous Stone Forest in the afternoon
D3 Kunming--Lijiang: take 2-hour bullet train from Kunming to Lijiang, visit Black Dragon Pond & Lijiang Ancient Town
D4 Lijiang: explore the Tiger Leaping Gorge & visit the First Bend of the Yangtze River along the way
D5 Lijiang--Shanghai: visit the Baisha Village, take flight back to Shanghai after the tour

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