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15 Incredible Places to Travel in Yunnan -
90% People Don't Know!

 

Speaking of Yunnan, the first thing that comes to our mind must be the sunny weather, laidback ancient town, diverse ethnic culture and popular holiday destinations like Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-La and Kunming.

 

But Yunnan is much more than that. In fact, this large province that borders the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya mountain range hides some of the country’s most incredible nature that even most Chinese people don't know about.

 
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From towering snow mountains to rich tropical rainforest, Yunnan offers so many surprises for people who love exploration and adventure, and not to mention it’s incredible hotel scene and being one of the most expat friendly places in China to travel!

 

Stroll down to be inspired by our favorite hidden gems of Yunnan!

 

01. Nujiang River Region

"If all the outdoor scenes of 'the Lord of the Rings' is shooting in China, Nujiang is undoubtedly a top location" - Lonely Planet

 

#Jiaying Village · 甲应村

the back side of Meili Snow Mountain; no phone signal, no tourists, only the holy nature

 
 

#Gaoligong Mountain ·

高黎贡山

the Amazon jungle of China

 
 

#Vinetree Gaoligong Resort· 康藤高黎贡

ultimate luxury in rich forest

 
 

#Bingzhongluo · 丙中洛

hardest-to-get-to destination deep in the ancient Tea Horse Road ; 

a real life "Rivendell" world

 
 

02. Northwestern Yunnan

the core Shangri-La area snow mountain hiking paradise

 

#Haba Snow Mountain · 哈巴雪山

stunning highland glaciers and virgin forest suitable for beginners