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City Introduction

     Yunnan Province, due to its beautiful landscapes, mild climate and colorful ethnic minorities, is one of China's major tourist destinations.


     Yunnan became part of the Han Dynasty  (206 BC-220 AD) during 2nd century BC. It became the seat of a Tibeto-Burman speaking kingdom known as Kingdom of Nanzhao  in the 8th century AD. Yunnan is multi-ethnic. Its name literally means south of the clouds. The province is one of the most diverse in China . The Northwest of the province is heavily influenced by Tibet, with whom it shares a border. The South is influenced by its proximity to Laos and Burma. The province is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, whose diverse customs can still be seen today.

Recommended Tours
· Classic Colorful Yunnan