Villages are administrative divisions under the jurisdiction of towns and townships, which are naturally formed by the inhabitation of one or more families. Villagers are engaged in the production of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishery or handicraft industry in the locality. There are about 14035 villages in Yunnan. Here we introduce some villages worth exploring during your Yunnan travel.
1. Traditional Villages in Yunnan
Chinese traditional villages, formerly known as ancient villages, refer to villages built before the republic of China. They are places that boast both tangible and intangible cultural heritages and have relatively high historical, cultural, artistic, social and economic values. Yunnan, owns a list of 615 traditional villages which has been ranked as the most valuable villages to protect in China.
Read more about the List of Traditional Villages in Yunnan Province.
Ancient Village Tours in Yunnan
There are many villages and towns that are still keeping the pure life, ancient culture and long tradition in Yunnan. Most of them are far away from modern cities, so they haven’t been assimilated too much by modern life and they are not so commercial for tourists. Among these ancient villages and towns, most of them are in the areas ethnic people live. It’s a chance to know Yunnan traditional and ethnic culture. Step into the villages or towns, visit local families, eat local food, do some hiking around the villages or towns, and stay overnight in their houses, etc. All of these make the tours much more mysterious, worthwhile and interesting.
See Ancient Village Tours in Yunnan.
2. Featured Ethnic Villages in Yunnan
Ethnic villages in China are a basic administrative district designated for minority ethnic groups, which are designated by the government within geographical regions where minority groups live. In order to better promote the protection and development of ethnic minority villages, China has named some featured ethnic villages.
- There are 340 ethnic villages included in the first batch of China Featured Ethnic Villages, among which 41 are located in Yunnan.
- There are 717 ethnic villages included in the first batch of China Featured Ethnic Villages, among which 113 are located in Yunnan.
See the list of Featured Ethnic Villages in Yunnan.
Yunnan Ethnic Culture Tour
Yunnan has the largest number of ethnic population in China with 25 ethnic minorities including Bai, Yi, Dai, Naxi, Hani, Miao, Tibetan, Hui and Yao. The unique ethnic minorities culture make Yunnan the most colorful and majestic region in China. You definitely will have great fun by discovering the ethnic villages, enjoying the local performance and taking parting in the local big event.
Jingmai Village is affiliated to Huimin Hani Township, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province. It is a multi-ethnic settlement of Dai and Bulang people. Although the building...
The Baihualing Scenic Spot, located at 25°42′44.45″N and 98°52′13.80″E, is the first bird watching camp developed in Gaoligongshan Mountain. It is 35 kilometers from Mangkuan Township, Longyang District, Baoshan. Because of well-protected natural...
Niru Village is one of the landmark nominated sites for the natural wonders of the World Natural Heritage in Three Rivers (Nujiang River, Lancang River and Jinsha River). It...
Located about 15 kilometers North of Lijiang Old Town, the Yuhu village, belonging to the Naxi minority, is the last village of the valley; and is situated at the foot of the Jade...
Nuodeng Ancient Town
Nuodeng Old Town, which is 7 km away from the Yunlong County and 174 km northwest of Dali city, is located in the valley to the north of Yunlong...
Feilaisi is located in the Hengduan Mountains approximately 10 km southwest of Deqin (Deqen) in the far northwest of the Yunnan Province in southwest China. Feilai Si (Feilaisi or Fei...
Cizhong Village is an administrative village in Yanmen Township, Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It is located in a gentle slope on both sides of the...