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Yunnan, a land of various ethnic groups, landscapes, natural scenery, creatures etc, is the most southwest province of China, sharing a border with Burma in the west, Laos in the south, and Vietnam in the southeast. In case you decide to travel Yunnan, here i suggest you the top 4 attractions in Yunnan to be added in your list.

Kunming Stone Forest
The Stone Forest, know as the first wonder of world, is about 120 kilometers away from Kunming and covers about 400 square kilometers. It takes about 2 hours from Kunming to Stone Forest. There is a local saying “A visit to Kunming is waste time without a visit to the Stone Forest.” Therefore, it’s a value for you to have Stone Forest trip.
Kunming Stone Forest
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge, lying between between the Yulong Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, which surround its two sides. Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge), which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world, is a popular hiking place for tourists when they travel in Lijiang. Tiger Leaping Gorge
Lijiang Old Town
The Old Town of Lijiang is a world famous tourist destination. It is a well preserved ancient city filled with ethnic minorities, culture, and art. The Old Town is built along the lie of mountains and the flow of rivers, providing a very precious sample of the research on the old-time architecture. The unique geographical location, historical background and multiracial inhabitants make it one of the most special.
Lijiang Old Town
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Famous for its ice and snow sights, altiplano and meadow attractions, virgin forest and landscape, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the core area of Lijiang Old Town’s natural sight.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has become a famous destination for visitors who wish to do a bit of sightseeing, mountaineering, skiing, exploring, and scientific research. It is an untouched natural paradise that should not be missed.

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The Pudacuo National Park, located in the east of Shangri-La, southwest Yunnan Province. It is one of the most biodiversity regions of the whole world containing at least 20 % of the countrys plant species, around 1/3 of its mammal and bird species, as well as nearly 100 endangered species.

Pudacuo National Park

The National Park boasts and preserves many typical characteristics of China’s southwestern region along with various aspects of traditional nomadic Tibetan plateau life. It has its two highlights–freshwater lakes (Emerald Pagoda Lake & Shudu Lake) as well as a visitor center, Tibetan culture villages and pasture views. Park buses (included in the park ticket) frequently transfer between the spots. Summer and fall (June-October) are the best time to visit the park, particularly the azalea blossoms in June and a riot of color in September. >>Shangri-La Tour Guide

Pudacuo National Park

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