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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. ...


Joss sticks light a brighter future for Tibetans

Melmo, 20, and her co-workers lit Tibetan joss sticks inside a workshop in Rantang county, Sichuan province, to test their handiwork and soon the air was thick with incense....


Guozhuang dance lights up Tibetan festivities

The Guozhuang dance is a favorite collective bonfire dance for Tibetans, allowing them to show respect and reverence for nature....


Ethnic Bai handicraft in vogue with innovation

"Buza," a traditional handicraft of China's Bai ethnic group and often associated with mystic beliefs, has gained a new prominence among locals due to its modern attributes....


Wei Jian: Yunnan railway relics remind me of Musée d’Orsay

The French museum was converted from the Orly railway station, which was especially built for the world's fair in 1900. The French government turned the Orsay station into a museum in 1986. ...


Yunnan ethnic tradition kept alive: Lahu people's weaving

Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan....


Inheritor of the Jiuhe Zhuo dance in Tibet

​Jiuhe Zhuo dance, originated in Qonggyai County of Shannan in southwest China's Tibet, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It has been a favorite dancing form for local people in Shannan to pray for good luck. ...


Nanmi: A classic dipping sauce in Dai cuisine

The Dai ethnic minority people dwelling in south and southwest Yunnan has a long tradition of eating raw food, particularly vegetables such as cucumber, cabbage, lettuce and fennel....


Flower element seen in Yunnan cultural heritages

In Yunnan province, flower images can be seen on golden crafts, silver wares, wood carvings, and traditional paintings. And you can also find flowers either on the Yi embroidery, the Tibetan Thangkas, or the Baisha wall paintings in northwest Yunnan....


Rice noodles with tofu, a special snack in Kunming

Founded by Yang Meihuai in 1984, the shop of Deshengqiao rice noodles with tofu has grown into a chain restaurant over the past 30 plus years. Now it has dozens of branches in the spring city. ...


Ethnic culture thrives in Aba Tibetan prefecture

Villagers weave traditional belts in Lixian County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 11, 2020. ...


Rhythms of ancient Tibetan folk performance

Zhega, a traditional folk performance popular among the Tibetan people, is well-preserved in Aba county of the Aba Tibet and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province....


Come to Yunnan for a tour of cultural heritages

The second Saturday of June each year is the "Cultural and Natural Heritage Day" in China. This year, Yunnan’s events on the heritage day are themed around cultural inheritance and healthy life....


Young students pass on traditional Yunnan opera

With a history of over 200 years, Dian Opera, a kind of opera which combines traditional Chinese opera and distinctive Yunnan characteristics, was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2008....


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