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Couple returns to hometown to protect traditional tie-dye

Zhang Hanmin and Zhang Bin have established a thriving business at their hometown in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, Yunnan province....


"World's Shangri-La" cultural show debuts at Kunming Airport

​The “World's Shangri-La” cultural-tourism promotion was officially launched at Kunming Changshui International Airport on January 11. ...


Gedong Festival offers you a different Shangri-La

When the sun was on the rise, sounds of chanting scripture, crashing cymbals and rumbling drums come from the Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery. ...


Tenchong history entwined with the jadeite trade

"Tengchong's history and culture are closely related to jade. The jade trade has been here for hundreds of years," says Lu....


Yunnan compiles dictionary to save Lahu ethnic culture

Southwest China's Yunnan province on Tuesday published a dictionary to preserve the culture of Lahu nationality, a minor ethnic group with a population of 486,000....


Can you challenge 148 bowls of noodle at a time?

The noodle is served in small bowls. Charged RMB 25 per person, you can eat as much as you can. Interestingly, dozens of stones are put in plates on the table. ...


Lisu people in Shangri-La mark Kuoshi Festival

The Lisu people living in downtown Shangri-La City celebrated Kuoshi Festival with ethnic performances on December 24. ...


Yanwa fried chicken, a special flavor in Weixi County

In Weixi County, there is a famous dish called Yanwa Fried Chicken. And the dish is so termed because it originates in the Yanwa village, Baijixun Township....


Yi ethnic group celebrate traditional new year in Chuxiong

Dancers of Yi ethnic group perform during the celebration of their traditional new year in Chuxiong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 22, 2018....


Lama Temple cultivates “three kinds of monk talents”

Later, Jamyang Kaichao completed his studies of Mongolian-Tibetan Buddhism and various rituals at the Lama Temple. ...


Garze’s water-rinsed tsampa, staple of the Tibetans' diet

The Garze water-rinsed tsampa is widely famous and Drakar, a villager making water-rinsed tsampa has been listed as an inheritor of this intangible cultural heritage....


S&SE Asian university network inaugurated in Kunming

The inaugural meeting of the South and Southeast Asian University Network was held at the Kunming-based Yunnan University on December 10-11....


Traditional carving techniques developed in to popular industry

Known as “hometown of carving”, Phursong Township in Nyemo County lies about 150 kilometers away from Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. ...


What is “Tibetan medicinal bathing”?

The Tibetan medicinal bathing, which has a complete set of theoretic systems and operating procedures, comes from the traditional Tibetan Bathing Festival....


Researchers release database on Tibetan folk epic

Researchers in Northwest China's Qinghai province have launched a database on folk singing of a 1,000-year-old Tibetan song cycle -- the "Epic of King Gesar."...


Jianchuan carpenter carved "royal bed" for Queen Elizabeth II

In 1986, when Queen Elizabeth II came to visit Kunming, the Yunnan provincial government specially prepared her a “royal bed” and a dressing table....


Mosuo, the 'kingdom of women'

After climbing narrow passes through the land of the Yi tribes, one arrives at the Lugu Lake coming over the crest of a mountain. The lake spreads like a vast mirror exuding calm upon its waters....


Shangri-La: Mountain worship festival marked in Niru village

On October 24, folks in the Niru village of Luoji Township, Shangri-La City, ushered in the mountain-worship and horse-racing festival, a traditional Tibetan occasion celebrated annually....


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