Destination Yunnan, a land purpose-made for nature tourism and encounters with ancient ethnic groups. A province in southwest China, on the border with Vietnam, Laos and Burma,
Yunnan is essentially a land of contrasts. A remote region, it offers a mixture of both tropical and icy environments – with its lush forests and imposing snow-capped summits – and linguistic and demographic diversity. Though we're still a long way from true ecotourism management here, nature has nevertheless dealt Yunnan a hand that can quite definitely be made into a formidable asset.