Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province with a history of more than 2400 years. It was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar and India. Today, the city is the political, economical and cultural centre of Yunnan and the provincial hub for transport, science and technology and eventually has become the most popular tourist destination in Southwest China with all year-round pleasant climate and convenient travelling. Kunming offers what one may wish from a holiday, nice accommodations, places to stroll; street food experience, night market shopping. Kunming holds varied and exotic habitats with their customs, historical interest can be found at major scenic spots e.g. Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest, the Village of Ethnic Culture, Grand View Pavilion, etc.
Lijiang City is the areas comprised of urban and rural areas in north western Yunnan Province. The famous Lijiang old town is more correctly called the Dayan old town dating back 800 years.
The city sits the Liijang new town, Dayan old town that is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges, Shuhe old town, Baisha old town (registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997), and parts of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is home to the Jade Water Village, a Dongba cultural centre and Lashi Lake.
Cars are not allowed to run in the cobbled streets of the town. Lijiang airport, located approximately 20 km south of the town.
Dali is a city in Yunnan Province, located on a fertile plateau between the Cangshan Mountains to the west and Erhai lake to the east. It has traditionally been settled by the Bai and Yi minorities. It is one of Yunnan’s famous tourist sites, one of the major historic sites with western-style food, music, and English-speaking business owners, making it popular among both western and Chinese tourists.
Visit Xunshan Palace located at the Front Mountain, the Ancestral Palace of the Yi Ethnic Group in Qianxin Village, the Bai Ethnic Group’s Residence located at the foot of Can Mountain, whose owned style arts embodied in their residences. However, do not miss Old City (Weishan Gucheng), Dali Museum, Nanzhao Dehua Ancient Buildings, and Dali Heaven Lake.