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Yunnan, a place of poetic and picturesque images
Yunnan Gateway 2020-07-01 16:57:38


Featuring blooming flowers in all seasons, Yunnan province in southwest China is a place full of poetic and picturesque images.



Here, cute wild species are only a glimpse away, and non-ferrous minerals are widespread. The spring-like climate in central Yunnan allows you to see different sights all year round.

The province also produces a variety of organic food materials.Folks in Yunnan put their love to flower cooking, so they make flower cakes, rose snacks, or pomegranate dishes.



There are 97 series of edible flowers that add up to 310 species in Yunnan. Here is a glimpse of the flower dishes. 

In addition to the majority of Han, Yunnan has 25 ethnic minorities, making it a most ethnically-diverse province in China.

Various ethnic customs have also given birth to ethnic craftsmen in Yunnan. The ethnic minorities live in harmony on this land, treating each other as brothers and sisters. With their minds and hands, they created brilliant heritages, fusing tradition into modernity.



In the hands of Yunnan craftsmen, golden and silver items are carved into exquisite ornaments. In northwest Yunnan’s Jianchuan County, flower images and landscapes are carved onto logs.

In Baisha town, 10 kilometers north of the Lijiang old town, lady embroiderers are creating the Thangka images with threads, making a big difference in heritage inheritance.



Embroidery, carving, pottery, gold and silver items, bamboo weaving, copper wares and shadow play are typical traditional art forms in Yunnan.

To increase Yunnan’s visibility, an event called “Beautiful Yunnan with Flowers in Blossom" was recently held to seek fine videos from the public. We received works from different places and a few videos were chosen for special display. Most of the videos show Yunnan’s scenic beauty and ethnic harmony.


By Gateway reporters


 
 
Rice noodles with tofu, a special snack in Kunming
Typical folk customs during the Dragon Boat Festival
Flower element seen in Yunnan cultural heritages
Ethnic culture thrives in Aba Tibetan prefecture
Red panda, adorable species in high mountains
Spinning prayer wheel a must-do in Shangri-La
Rhythms of ancient Tibetan folk performance
Tibetan architecture and hospitality in Shangri-La
Come to Yunnan for a tour of cultural heritages

Rice noodles with tofu, a special snack in Kunming Typical folk customs during the Dragon Boat Festival Flower element seen in Yunnan cultural heritages Ethnic culture thrives in Aba Tibetan prefecture Red panda, adorable species in high mountains
 
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