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Travel in Yunnan

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Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (chǔ xióng yí zú zì zhì zhōu 楚雄彝族自治州) is between Dianchi Lake (diān chí 滇池) beside Kunming (kūn míng 昆明) and Erhai Lake (ěr hǎi 洱海) in Dali (dà lǐ 大理), and lies at the south of Yunnan Province, 160 kilometers away from the Kunming City, covering an area of 29,258 square kilometers. It is home to almost 2.45 million people among which Yi ethnic group accounts for 24.6%. Its an important hub of middle Yunnan. Cheng - Kun railway (chéng kūn tiě lù 成昆铁路), Guang - Da railway (guǎng dà tiě lù 广大铁路) and Kun - Wan road (kūn wǎn gōng lù 昆畹公路) cross it.

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Potatso National Park
Travel in Yunnan

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Potatso National Park (pǔ dá cuò guó jiā gōng yuán 普达措国家公园) is located in the centre of "Three Parallel Rivers" (sān jiāng bìng liú 三江并流) world natural heritage area, belong to northwest of Yunnan Province (yún nán 云南),China. It make up of the Wetlands of International Importance Bita Lake (bì tǎ hǎi 碧塔海) Nature Reserve and the "Three Parallel Rivers" world natural heritage Red Hill Area’s Shudu Lake (shǔ dū hú 属都湖).

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Luoping - the Cole Flower Sea
Travel in Yunnan

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Located 230 kilometers east of Kunming (kūn míng 昆明), the capital city of Yunnan province (yún nán shěng 云南省), and neighboring Guizhou (guì zhōu 贵州) and Guangxi (guǎng xī 广西) Provinces, Luoping County (luó píng xiàn 罗平县) is home to one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by karst features with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features. On top of that majestic waterfalls can be found in the area. All of this makes Luoping a very unique attractive destination for traveling.

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Yuanmou Soil Forest
Travel in Yunnan

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The Soil Forest in Yuanmou (yuán móu tǔ lín 元谋土林), located in Yuanmou County (yuán móu xiàn 元谋县), Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (chǔ xióng yí zú zì zhì zhōu 楚雄彝族自治州), is one of the most splendid soil forests in China, covering an area of 50 square kilometers. It was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion earth. The representative landscape of the Soil Forest is distributed to Xinhua (xīn huá 新华), Banguo (bān guǒ 班果), Wanbao (wān bǎo 弯保) and the Tiger Leaping Beach (hǔ tiào tān 虎跳滩). The forest in these areas has distinctive features. Some are grand and spectacular, some are sharp and scraped, and others are of various shapes, like the waking lion, the tiger, the Roman Catholic Church, the Yuanmon Man (yuán móu rén 元谋人) and so on.

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Luliang Colorful Sand Forest
Travel in Yunnan

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The Colorful Sand Forest in Luliang (lù liáng cǎi sè shā lín 陆良彩色沙林) is a national tourist resort at the AAAA level. The whole Sand Forest looks like a Y. It covers an area of about 6 kilometers. The main tinges here are yellow, white, red and gray. The Colorful Sand Forest came into being about 340 million years ago. It was a physiognomic wonder resulting from the gradual influence of the impacts of earthquakes, the ejection of the magma, the movement of the earth’s crust, and the erosion of the wind and rain. It is also a whole consisting of all kinds of sand posts, sand peaks and sand screens. In addition, engraving with sand will sure give you a different feeling.

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