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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....


Foreign students build friendships on “Chinese Bridge”

The 11th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students concluded in Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan province on Oct 21....


Diqing inheritor (1) He Jinmei tireless singer of King Gesar in Tacheng

"Why is your hair half-combed, why is your face half-washed, and why do you have black and white hands?" The 53-year-old He Jinmei was singing beautifully, facing the sun and standing squarely....


When traditions offer livelihood in northwest Yunnan

A training project run by Yunnan Agricultural University and funded by the United Nations is using heritage to provide economic sustenance....


International Granfondo cycling festival to kick off in Yunnan

The 2018 Colorful Yunnan International Granfondo Cycling Festival will be held in China's southwest Yunnan province from November 3 to 10....


Come to enjoy Tibetan Yak Feast in Shangri-la

Shangri-la Tibetan Yak Feast adopts 37 essential parts of the indigenous yaks which live 4,100 meters above sea level within Shangri-la as main ingredients....


“World’s Shangri-La” video contest kicks off, with 100,000-yuan top prize

Northwest Yunnan’s Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture launched a micro-video contest called the “World’s Shangri-La” on April 20, collecting short videos about Shangri-La....


Family collections tell stories of Ancient Tea-Horse Road

Housing more than 2,000 precious collections, the museum is a story gallery of the Ancient Tea and Horse Road in Diqing....


Yunnan Rice Paddies (5) Wolonggu Village: 'Shangri-La' with fragrance of rice

Wolonggu Village is 15 kilometers away from the city proper of Kaiyuan, southeast Yunnan’s Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture. It seems like a “Shangri-La” forgotten by the world....


Culture-based approach helps alleviate poverty

Laodabao, a Lahu people’s village, is located in south Yunnan’s Pu’er City. The villagers once struggled below the poverty line....


Ethic museum in Shangri-La shows items of Ancient Tea-Horse Road

Pictures taken at the Ancient Tea-Horse Road Ethnography Museum on July 14 showcase more than 2,000 horse reins and Tibetan folk items used by local merchants in the days gone by....


Episode 13: Plain Chicken cooked in style

Li’s Kitchen has been quiet for a while for Li is really busy with cooking innovation these days. Anyway, Li is back today, cooking for us an appealing dish....


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