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 The best time to visit Babao town is in autumn during the rice harvest or in spring, when rape fields are blooming. About 10km outside of Babao town is the lovely San La Waterfall.

The idyllic Zhuang village of Bamei is located about 40km north-west of Guangnan in the south-eastern part of the Yunnan Province. The magnificent landscape around Bamei can be compared with the impressive and famous Karst landscape of Yangshuo.

Gejiu is located about 70km south-east of Jianshui. Tin extraction has a long tradition in Gejiu, dating back to the Han dynasty. Tin extraction is still the main income of the town today. The fast developing Gejiu is built around the picturesque Gejiu Lake.

The town of Hekou is located on the Red River (Yuan Jiang) in the south-eastern of the Yunnan province at the border with Vietnam. Hekou is the starting point of the legendary narrow gauge railway that runs from Hekou all the way to Kunming.

Jianshui is located 190 km south of Kunming. Its history dates back to the Jin Dynasty (256-420) and it later became a part of the Ningzhou and Nanzhao Kingdoms.  During the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) Jianshui became an important military outpost which resulted in the development of the contemporary town.

Located on the northern shores of Qilu Hu (Qilu Lake), Najiaying is home of the Hui Muslim community. The town still has many traditional old buildings, some of them from the Yuan Dynasty. Apart from the Hui Muslims, the area around Qilu Hu (Qilu Lake) is home for Mongol, Yi, Dai and Hani ethnic minority groups.

Nuodeng, Yunnan Province, China Travel, Journey to Nuodeng

The village Nuodeng in the Yunnan province was during the Ming and Qing dynasties the center of salt production in the southwest of China. The salt from Nuodeng was of such good quality that it was even exported to the Emperor's Palace in Beijing. Salt production brought Nuodeng considerable wealth, which is still reflected today in the numerous splendid houses and the magnificent "Jade Emperor Pavilion".

Tonghai is located south-east of Yuxi on the southern shores of picturesque Qilu Lake. Tonghai (Tong Hai) can look back on a long history. It was once part of the Dian Kingdom and later became a military and economic centre for the powerful Dali Kingdom.

Located a 30 Minutes drive outside Kunming, the Western Mountains (Xi Shan) offer spectacular views over the “Spring City” of Kunming and Dian Chi Lake. For those who like it comfortable, there is a chair lift going to the top. There are some nice walking trails leading to the top.

Aus historischer Sicht ist Xingmeng von besonderem Interesse, da es die einzige “Mongolische Stadt” in der Yunnan Provinz ist. Die Anfänge von Xingmeng gehen auf das Jahr 1253 zurück, als die ersten Mongolen mit Kublai Khan in die Region vorstiessen.

Set amongst amazing scenery high above the Red River Valley, Yuanyang is the starting point for a visit to arguably the most beautiful rice terraces in Asia. The Yuanyang rice terraces have been carved out of the Ailao Mountains over hundreds of years by Hani farmers living in the area.

Yuxi is located in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, about 100km south of Kunming on the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau. Agriculture is the town’s main income. The fertile soil and the mild subtropical monsoon climate make the area also an ideal place for growing good quality Tobacco.