Kunming, capital of Yunnan, is home to several fascinating museums.
Factory-transformed-museum Optics History Museum of China is located at a cave at the former site of China’s first optics factory in Kunming, Yunnan province.
A unique geological formation, The Stone Forest is exactly a beautiful forest of flowering lime-stone pillars.
A large cave system with colorfully lit caverns and subterranean water features.
The most southerly mountain in Yunnan to feature year-round snow, Jiaozi Mountain is known for its highland lakes and meadows.
A vast expanse of terraced fields creates a patchwork of agricultural crops that contrast with the vivid red of the region's iron-rich soil to produce one of the most photographed landscapes in the region.
Located between Jiaozi Mountain and the Jiulong Scenic Area, Xueling is the main peak of the Gongwang Mountain Range. Its sharp, ice-eroded crags rise to 4,344 meters above sea level.
Not yet developed for mass tourism, this deep gorge along the Jinsha River, as the Yangtze is known in its upper reaches, offers great hiking and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.