Yunnan is a well-established travel destination, which means getting around is a breeze. Be sure schedule in sufficient time to experience the incredible range of things to see and do the region has to share.
This region has been graced with an interesting religious life; learn more at the area's many temples.
If you spend much of your time working, the perfect holiday often means taking the time to relax. When it's time to unwind, do as the locals do and go wildlife watching or cycling. If the perfect break for you includes the outdoors and appreciating the cold weather, this region will be a great fit. Skiing is popular here. Snowboarding is also widely enjoyed by locals and tourists.
The real essence of a destination can be found not just within its landscape, but also within its language. Taking the time to learn a few useful Mandarin words, sayings and salutations will make your travels in Yunnan much more meaningful. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" ("Would you like todance with me?") is a good one to know. "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" ("This gentleman/lady will pay for everything") is another useful one.
At the end of your stay in Yunnan, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Zàijiàn" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with wonderful memories that you'll have for years to come.