1 Kunming’s bars
Check out the laidback nightlife in one of China’s most relaxed cities.
Base yourself in this attractive town and visit nearby minority villages set in a landscape spectacularly sliced up by rice terraces.
An old town with an enjoyable, relaxed travellers’ quarter, offering café society and lush scenery.
4 Cycling around Lijiang
Take yourself out of the touristy town centre and cycle around the well-preserved villages at the heart of the Naxi Kingdom.
5 Lugu Lake
Tranquil lakeside resort with matriarchal villages on a backroads route into Sichuan.
6 Tiger Leaping Gorge
Relax for a few days on the ridge of this dramatic gorge, trekking between farmstead homestays.
7 Meili Xue Shan
Dramatic jagged scenery along the northwestern border with Tibet.
8 Jungle trekking, Xishuangbanna
Explore a region populated by many different ethnic groups, each with their own distinctive dress and customs.