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COP 15 places eco-civilization under spotlight

Greater support was urged for developing nations on biodiversity conservation on the opening day of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP 15, in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Monday....


Lisu ethnic villagers celebrate harvest festival in SW China's Yunnan Province

"Harvest festival" is one of the traditional festivals of the Lisu ethnic people in China. In Simao District of Pu'er city in southern Yunnan Province, every Lisu family celebrates the annual rice harvest by tasting the newly harvested grain....


Black potteries——Tibetan heritage spanning two thousand years

Black pottery is a commonly used item in Tibetan families. Tangdui Village, where is located in Nixi Township, Shangri-La, has a history of making black pottery for more than two thousand years....


Exploring the past

Scenes from Life of Buda, a film about the transformation of Tibet from the 1930s to 2005.[Photo provided to China Daily] A new Chinese film on the abolition of feudal system in the Tibet autonomous region, which had enabled an upper class to oppress serfs and slaves, is set for domestic theatrical release on Sept 3. ...


Storyteller hopes Tibetan epic tale lives on in harmony

When storyteller Sithar Dorje closes his eyes to start singing and narrating The Epic of King Gesar, he says he enters into another world where the king lives and he plays one of the fabled roles....


Hometown of Tibetan highland barley wine: Chamchen Village

Highland barley wine is an indispensable drink for Tibetans, and it is also top grade for celebrating festivals and entertaining guests. If you want to experience the Tibetan highland barley wine culture, you must go to Chamchen Village! This is Tibet’s “hometown of wine”, located in the Chongye River Valley, on the south bank of the middle reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River....


Yi People Celebrating the Torch Festival at Shangri-la

The Torch Festival is the most important event to the Yi People.They are celebrating the Torch Festival by different forms at Hongqi village,Tigerleaping gorge Town of Shangri-la on 30th July....


Learning Thangkas to Preserve the Tibetan Cultural Heritage

In Shangri-La city of Yunnan province, India-born Chinese Dakpa Kelden, who used to be a buddhist monk and studied tourism management in Australia, is the main founder of the Thangka Center and the Shangri-La association of cultural preservation of Shangri-La county....


A village in Yunnan blossoms with art

The idea of making Guanzhong a village of murals hit Sun Haiping in 2017, when a renovation project was going on there. Located in the Dongchuan district of Kunming, Yunnan province, Guanzhong village is about 145 kilometers from downtown Kunming....


Costume Culture of Diqin">Costume Culture of Diqin

There are many different ethnic minorities living in the Diqing Plateau,such as Tibetan,Lisu ,Yi,Naxi people and so on.Therefore, costume culture is flourishing and special. Recently, Costume Show in Honghe ,yunnan province. ...


Tibetan incense, a popular industry in Nyemo, Tibet

Tibetan incense is a kind of incense with Tibetan characteristics. It is made from more than 30 kinds of precious natural medicinal materials, such as sandalwood, agarwood, saffron, and musk. Because of its pleasant aroma and its ability to prevent diseases, refresh the brain, and enhance immunity, the incense is favored by more and more modern urbanites....


Hand-woven products help improve livelihoods of Wa ethnic group

​In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. ...


Red pepper paste: Key to Zhanyi spicy chicken

The Zhanyi spicy chicken is a dish originating in Zhanyi District, east Yunnan’s Qujing City. With a history of nearly 100 years, the dish is famous for its fine ingredients, intricate cooking procedures and pleasantly spicy taste....


Mu Rui restores relics in Yunnan museum

So far, Mu has worked in the Yunnan museum for 37 years, becoming an authority in the field of relic restoration. She repaired a diversity of relics, involving bronze ware, stone vessels, pottery, jades, horns, carpentry, bamboo ware, and textiles. ...


Qi Baishi's great-grandson and his paintings

Born in 1948, Qi Tianshan is one of the great-grandsons of Qi Baishi (1864-1957), the ink-brush master artist of modern China. For decades, Qi Tianshan has endeavored to pass on the style of his great-grandfather. ...


8-element rice, sweet Yunnan snack you cannot miss

The 8-element rice, or literally eight-treasure rice, is a favored dessert dish in Yunnan, visible at weddings and funerals, in common restaurants, or even sold as a snack at roadside stalls....


Lahu villagers blaze a path of cultural development

Laodabao is a small village tucked away in Lancang county, Pu'er city of southwest China's Yunnan province. The villagers are mostly belonging to the Lahu ethic group....


Saving food also forms an international trend

While enjoying our daily meals, we should always be reminded of the efforts by those behind the foods and the grace by Mother nature. ...


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