China - Yunnan Province

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2007 - 264 pages
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Yunnan Province, in southwest China, is one of the country's most geographically and ethnically diverse regions. It has opened up considerably to travelers and become a focus for ecotourism since the last edition of this book was published. Coverage of Yunnan's many attractions includes the provincial capital of Kunming, the legendary Yangtze and Mekong Rivers, Buddhist stupas, and Tibetan border monasteries. Essential practical information is backed up by a detailed insight into Yunnanese history and culture, giving an all-around picture of this intriguing province. Features include: *Excellent coverage of ethnic minorities*Highlights, events, and festivals throughout the year*Information for naturalists, hikers, and cultural travelers*Air, rail, and road links with the rest of China, southeast Asia, and the United States
 

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PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION l
3
Practical Information
19
Kunming
69
Kunming to Xiaguan
101
Dali and Erhai Lake
107
Lijiang
125
The Road to Lugu Lake
149
Shigu Weixi and Tiger Leaping Gorge
155
Baoshan and Tengchong
179
Ruili and the Borderlands
189
Jinghong
201
Exploring Xishuangbanna
213
South to Hekou
233
Language
249
Further Information
257
Droits d'auteur

Zhongdian and Deqin
165

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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Martin Walters is a writer, editor, and naturalist based in Cambridge, England. He studied zoology at Oxford and has had a lifelong interest in birds, botany, natural history, and conservation. He makes regular visits to China and has become fascinated by its natural history. Working with local biologists there, he has access to the latest information on China's biodiversity and nature reserves and will be co-leader of a nature tour to China in 2006.   Stephen Mansfield is a photographer and writer living in Japan. He travels widely throughout Southern Asia and has specialist knowledge of ethnic minorities. His guide to the Philippines is also published by Bradt.

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