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A Visit to Honghe, Yunnan Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Culture

Most travelers to Yunnan province stick to the weal-beaten path of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-la. While these places are all amazing, there’s are so many other smaller towns in this corner of China that are worth a visit. One such town is Honghe, a few hours south of the capital.

A Visit to Honghe, Yunnan

A pretty town in Yunnan.

I visited Honghe in the lead-up to Spring Festival, as it’s the hometown of one of my friends in Kunming. We enjoyed a couple of days there and I put together this little video highlight so you can see what it’s like in small town China.

红河县 – hóng hé


哈尼族 – hā ní zú

Hani people

彝族 – yí zú

Yi people

春节 – chūn jié

Spring Festival

特色菜 – tè sè cài


传统服装 – chuán tǒng fú zhuāng

traditional clothing

老外 – lǎo wài


交通阻塞 – jiāo tōng zǔ sè

traffic jam

梯田 – tī tián

rice terraces

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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