Photos from China (South-West)

This part of China is extremely diverse. There are many different minorities such as the Dong, Naxi, Dai and Miao people, each with their own culture, architecture, language and traditional dress. The scenery is equally rich, as one can travel from deep gorges in the high mountains in the North of Yunnan to the karst landscape near Yangshuo and Guilin, or to the rice fields of tropical Xishuangbanna.

Tiger Leaping Gorge / Gorge du Saut du Tigre

The Tiger Leaping Gorge (Yunnan)
see also a painting from this photo


chenyang bridge

Dong Minority Bridge of "rain and wind", near Chenyang, Guizhou province
(more bridges photos)


rice terrasses

Flooded terrassed fields in Guizhou province


hong kong victoria harbour

Hong-Kong : view across Victoria Harbour at night
(more photos by night - d'autres photos de nuit)


dai temple

Dai bouddhist temple in Xishuangbanna region, Yunnan province



Karst landscape, Yangshuo (Guangxi Province)
(see more more reflection photos)


rice field

Terrassed fields near Longsheng (Guangxi Province)


xishuangbanna river bridge

Suspension bridge in (Xishuangbanna, Yunnan)
(more bridges photos)


chongan mouth organ players

At a market in Chongan, players of mouth organ


traditional buddhist temple


Taijiquan (Taichi) in front of a chinese buddhist temple (Yunnan Province)



Tea covered slopes in Yunnan


chinese newyear in china

Chinese New Year in Tonghai (Yunnan)
More celebrations from other countries


ruili china banyan tree

Near Ruili (Yunnan) : a banyan tree "one tree makes a forest"


3 pagoda dali

Yunnan Province : Dali (The Three Pagodas)
- more photos with stamps -


Mengma xishuangbanna yunnan waterfall

Waterfall near Mengma (Xishuangbanna, Yunnan)
(more waterfalls photos)


lijiang hotel

Courtyard of the hotel, in traditional Naxi style (Lijiang)


South West China was part of the 2000-2001 trip

story : busses and trains in China
story : Markets in SW China
read about this part of my trip : § 1 2 3
banknotes / billets de banque
anecdote : bus et train en Chine
anecdote : Marchés du SO de la Chine
lire sur cette partie du voyage: § 1 2 3


to : Tibetan regions         from : Korea

from / to : Laos           






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