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China South of the Clouds

Wedged between Tibet and the exotic lands of Southeast Asia, Yunnan Province is one of the least known and most beguiling regions of China. A mountainous wonderland, it is home to 24 diverse, colorful ethnic cultures. With a name meaning 'South of the Clouds', Yunnan boasts sparkling blue skies, red earth, and green forests. The picturesque capital of Yunnan, Kunming - 'the City of Eternal Spring' - lies near a serene, mile-high lake. Other natural marvels, such as the haunting Stone Forest and lush tropical Xishuangbanna, make Yunnan a microcosm of China at its very best.


“...an outstanding description of one of the most appealing places on earth to visit. If you want to know more about Yunnan, the book by Jim Goodman has it all...” - Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai

“...... covers all corners of Yunnan, fairly realistically divided into a chapter on popular regions and off the beaten path ones. Better still, at least for me, the author just happens to concentrate on the very thing I am interested in, that is minority cultures, and offers great, detailed info on these for each region. That info is presented in a lively, sympathetic style - a great read. The photos are great, too - as usual for Odyssey guides ......” - Amazon Reviewer


+ A botanical wonderland, containing the richest temperate flora in the world

+ China's Shangri La

+ Adventure travel

+ Astonishing early Bronze-Age culture

+ World Heritage Sites, including the historic Naxi town of Lijiang, the 'Three Rivers' and the holy mountain Kawakarpo on the border with Tibet

+ The largest concentration of minority nationalities in China

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First edition 2008


Jim Goodman - Author


Publication Date : August 2009
Category : TRAVEL/China
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622177751
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-775-8
Edition : First Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 29.95, GB£ 17.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 624
Photos : 211
Maps : 29

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