This Day in History: China's Otherworldly 'Alien Sky Spiral' of 1981

A giant spiral in the sky, a spiral allegedly seen by 10 million people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

by Matthew Bossons, 23 July 2021

Why This Ethnic Minority in China Celebrates Water-Splashing Festival

​The Dai ethnic minority group in Yunnan province sure do know how to party.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 12 April 2021

We Visited the Infamous Laos-China Border Town of Boten

Until 2011, Boten was known for casinos, brothels and nightclubs – all the trappings of a weekend getaway for Yunnan residents looking for a walk on the wild side.

by Matthew Bossons, 27 November 2019

Trekking Through Yunnan and Mapping Its Stars

Photographer Yu Dongrui on creating a star map for Yunnan.

by Dominic Ngai, 02 April 2017

Travels Through Dali With A Leg of Ham

This excerpt​ Zhang Mei's new book shows a side of Yunnan not often seen – with an emphasis on food.

by Zhang Mei, 21 November 2016

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