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EXPLORING HIDDEN YUNNAN
    2014-10-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    YUNNAN Province is known for its beautiful sceneries and rich ethnic culture, attracting tens of thousands of tourists from around the world every year. With its impressive reputation, many may find that cities like Lijiang and Dali are too crowded and commercialized, but Yunnan is far more than Lijiang, Dali and Lugu Lake. Many other places also offer stunning experiences and are not widely known by outsiders yet. So plan a tour and take a quiet and mysterious trip through hidden Yunnan.

    Bamei, Guangnan County

    Located in Guangnan County, Bamei Village is a remote place far away from the modern world. The only way to enter the village is to travel through two giant caves in a small boat.

    The river is about several kilometers long with wild flowers growing along the shores.

    Because the village is so difficult to get to, villagers here still live an ancient life. They elect their own village head and enjoy a quiet lifestyle the same as they did 300 years ago. Many senior villagers have never seen the world outside their caves.

    Spring is the best season to visit the village, when peach blossom blooms all over the village. Other scenic places include Houpa Rock, Peach Blossom Valley, Peach River Cave and Tangna Cave.

    Local delicacies include “five flower rice” (a type of rice cooked with different plants) and chicken stewed with pickles.

    Transport: Fly to Kunming and take a coach to Guangnan. Take a bus to Bamei and get to the village by boat.

    Babao, Guangnan

    Also located in Guangnan County, Babao is about 160 kilometers away from downtown Wenshan. The whole region covers an area of 40 square kilometers with many rivers, karst mountains and caves.

    There are 25 rivers of different sizes in Babao. Among them, Babao River is the longest. Along the river, there are many ancient villages that are home to the Zhuang ethnic group. Five ancient bridges were built over the river. The bridges are important symbols for the locals, and many traditional cultural events are held on the bridges.

    Inside the area, there are also seven lakes.

    Must-see scenic areas include Sala Cave, Tangna Cave and Meiyan Karst Lake.

    Local tea is a must-try in the area. Other delicacies include chicken in sour soup, fish in sour soup, roast pig and “five flower rice.”

    Transport: Fly to Kunming from Shenzhen airport and get to Babao by coach.

    Puzhehei,

    Qiubei County

    Located in Qiubei County, Puzhehei is known to Chinese people because of the popular reality TV show, “Dad, Where Are We Going.”

    Puzhehei covers an area of 388 square kilometers. It is said that there are 265 scenic spots, 312 hills, 83 caves, 54 lakes, a 13-kilometer-long valley and numerous fields in the area. Among these, the six most popular scenic spots include “fields on the river,” Yi villages, karst mountains, lotus flowers, lakes, and birds.

    Several ethnic groups reside in the area, including the Yi group, the Hani group, the Zhuang group and the Miao group. Most of the groups still live in a traditional way, and many ethnic festivals are held in the area all year round. Important festivals include Jilong Festival, Huashan Festival, Fire Festival, Hualian Festival and Wrestling Festival.

    Recommended cuisines include fresh locally grown vegetables and roast pig.

    Transport: Fly to Kunming from Shenzhen airport and take a coach to Puzhehei.(Wang Yuanyuan)

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