Modified 7-Jun-10
Created 7-Jun-10
11 photos

Driving down to Xishuanbanna (the most southern district of Yunnan, China) is an experience on its own: crossing several climate zones, one ends up in a tropical area that culturally does not much differ from Thailand or Laos, it surely doesn't feel 'Chinese'. Tropical as it may be, there is not much jungle left. Most has been sacrificed for the economic gains of rubber and other plantations. Change of times has not left the different minority people groups untouched; their lifestyle and villages are quickly losing its cultural richness leaving nothing but a few tourist shopping villages...
These photos are taken during a 2 week trip in December 2008. For more impressions, click here.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:Xishuanbanna, Yunnan, buddhism, culture, jungle, landscape, market, minority, people, sky