Top tips for visiting Shaxi Ancient Town and Shibaoshan – Traditional Yunnan

Shaxi ancient town, Yunnan, China

Shaxi is a beautiful and traditional old town in Yunnan Province, China along the ancient Tea Horse Road, also known as South Silk Road. It’s a place not frequented by tourists and retains the charm of a traditional Chinese town. If you’re looking for an authentic experience away from some of the nearby tourists traps, then Shaxi is well worth a visit. Shibaoshan (Stone Treasure Mountain) is also close to Shaxi and make a fantastic day trip if you’d like a hike to temples located amongst stunning forested and mountainous landscapes.

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12 things you need to know when hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, China

Tiger Leaping gorge hike

Tiger Leaping Gorge is in my opinion one of the natural wonders of the world and an absolute dream for those that love hiking and the outdoors. The Gorge forms part of the Three Parallel of Yunnan Protected Areas UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was formed by the Jinsha River forcing its way between the towering Yulong and Haba Mountains and is one of the deepest gorges in the world at roughly 3900 metres. According to tradition a Tiger once leapt across the gorge, which is only 30 metres wide at its narrowest point.

If you are planning a visit to Yunnan Province in China then hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge is a must-do. Read on to find out all the things you need to know when organising a hike at Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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The endangered Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey – How to see the Snub-Nosed Monkey in Yunnan Province, China

Yunnan snub-nosed monkey

When you first think of wildlife in China it’s usually the Panda that comes to mind. But the little known Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey is a wonderfully unique animal that also makes China it’s home. If you’re interested in seeing rare and incredible wildlife in its natural habitat then read on to learn a little more about this monkey and how you can go about seeing it in the wild yourself.

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