Tag Archives: Jianshui
Yunnan Travel Guide Posted by sasha on Mar 21, 2018
If you translate Yunnan (云南 – yún nán) directly, you get “South of the Clouds.” Once you visit this province in southwest China, you’ll quickly see where it gets the name. Full of epic mountains that touch the sky, Yunnan really does feel like you’re just south of the clouds. Our last post introduced the…
Yunnan Cuisine Posted by sasha on Dec 20, 2017
Yunnan province is one of the most beautiful places to travel in China. In addition to amazing places like Dali and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, it’s also home to some pretty delicious cuisine. From the crossing the bridge rice noodles to the yummy old grandma’s potatoes, they’re cooking up lots of good stuff here. Let’s…
Swallows Cave (Jianshui, Yunnan) Posted by sasha on Aug 19, 2015
Check out the amazing Swallows Cave (燕子洞 – yàn zi dòng) outside of Jianshui in China. Named after the millions of swallows who flock here every year to breed, this is an incredible sight to behold. Walk into the huge cave to admire the rock formations, which are illuminated in a sea of colorful lights.
Jianshui Confucius Temple Posted by sasha on Aug 12, 2015
Tour the 3rd largest Confucius Temple in China – located in the ancient town of Jianshui – in this short video.
Jianshui Ancient Town Posted by sasha on Jul 28, 2015
When it comes to traveling in Yunnan, many people stick to the beaten path – Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Shangri-La. These places are well documented in travel books such as Lonely Planet, the tourism industry of each is well developed, and it’s basically a straight line with convenient modes of transportation all…
Zhu Family Gardens of Jianshui Posted by sasha on Jul 27, 2015
Join us on a video tour of the epic Zhu family gardens, a Qing Dynasty era complex full of courtyards, ponds, stunning wood carvings, and much more. 龙舞 – lóng wǔ dragon dance 朱家花园 – zhū jiā huā yuán Zhou Family Gardens 米线 – mǐ xiàn rice noodles
Jianshui Ancient Town (Video) Posted by sasha on Jul 23, 2015
Cram on the train with everyone else to begin the Spring Festival rush and join us on a video tour of the ancient town of Jianshui in Yunnan province.