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China (Yunnan)

China Quick Facts          Yunnan Climate          Yunnan Top Destinations

In the southwest of China, below the Tibetan Plateau and above the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam lies the mysterious and diverse province of Yunnan.  With a fascinating array of natural environments including mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, tropical rain forests and woodlands, Yunnan is home to large portions of China’s plants, animals, birds and reptiles.  Not only abundant with nature, Yunnan also has large cultural diversity with 26 ethnic minority groups creating a rich tapestry of traditional dress, songs, dances, festivals and daily life.  Yunnan is one of China’s last frontiers, a place of never-ending charm and appeal. 

China Quick Facts

Official Name: People’s Republic of China
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1.33 billion (Yunnan: 45.7 million)
Total Area: 9,596,960 sq km (Yunnan: 394,000 sq km)
Currency: Yuan/Renminbi
Official Language: Mandarin
         

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Yunnan Climate

Average Temperature – 8°C to 17°C (January) / 21°C to 27°C (July)
Average Rainfall – 600mm to 2,500mm per year (majority of rain June – August)
Average Humidity – 80-90%

All within a distance of 1,000 kilometers you can experience tropical, temperate and frigid climatic zones.

Yunnan has a diverse climate including temperate , tropical and rigid zones all in one province. Kunming , the capital city, is marked by a pleasant spring weather which last mostly the whole year but also abruptly changes into winter weather with plentiful rainfall.

Dali’s climate is somewhat similar to that of Kunming but Lijiang has a rather cold climate whereas Xishuangbanna is rather hot for most of the year.

Rainfall in the province is abundant but is distributed unevenly. In a majority of areas, annual rainfall is above 1,000 mm and 85% of the rainfall concentrates in the months from May to October. Dry season falls between November and April during which the rainfall accounts for only 15% of the total.

The best time to travel to Yunnan is spring from April to June, when the trees and flowers are green and in full bloom, rain infrequent and humidity not yet a problem.

                   

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Yunnan Top Destinations

Kunming

In central Yunnan, this city is sheltered on three sides by mountains and opens onto the Dianchi Lake.  The “City of Spring” with pleasant climate and year round greenery is also rich in history and culture.  Historically an important gateway to the Silk Road, Kunming is now home to people of exotic habits and customs.

Shangri-La

In northwest Yunnan, bordering on Sichuan and Tibet lies the serene and mystifying Shangri-La.  Three snow-capped mountains tower majestically over the surrounding landscape which is criss-crossed by two rivers.  With abundant flora and fauna the people of Shangri-La are blessed with rich earth and harmonious family living.

Yuxi

Only 98kms from Kunming, Yuxi is well known for third largest tobacco factory in the world.  One third of the population are ethnic minority groups such as Hani, Mongolian, Bai and Lahu and historic ruins and relics have been discovered in the area dating the ancestors of some of these ethnic minorities back 3,000 years. 

Lijiang (UNESCO World Heritage Listed)

In Yunnan’s northwest, neighbouring the Tibetan Plateau and situated between China’s two longest rivers (Yangtze & Yellow) is the gem, Lijiang.  Abundant with natural scenery and cultural treasures; wonder at the glacier of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the canyon at Tiger Leaping Gorge, the old town of Dayan Lijiang or immerse yourself in the cultures of the area’s ethnic minorities.

         

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