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Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Xinjiang of China

 

The TianZi health food restaurant:

TianZi Health Food Restaurant and food store, Chiang Mai, Thailand


The TianZi old homes:

the TianZi Dai house, Xishuangbanna

the TianZi Dai village, Xishuangbanna

the TianZi Naxi Houses, Lijiang

the TianZi Tao Temple, Yangtze Valley


More places to visit:

Honghe river

Jinghong

Mekong river

Rice terraces of Yuan Yang

Shangrila: lake Bita Hai

Shangri-La: land use systems


Shangrila: forests

Shangri-La: sinter terraces

Shangrila: temple

Xishuangbanna legendary kingdom


Tours in Xishuangbanna

Yourantai: unique tropical Bed & Breakfast at the heart of Xishuangbanna


Xinjiang desert

 

Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna has been a legendary kingdom in history - it still takes the visitor by its unequaled blend of nature and culture as 14 different ethnic minorities inhabit this tropical region of Yunnan.

To Eco-Tourism Xishuangbanna offers a tropical paradise of indigenous culture and endemic species.

Read more about Xishuangbanna's forests, biodiversity, culture, development, and the environmental and economic problem of its rubber plantations.
See more butterflies, snakes, and lizards.

Here are some impressions:



the lunar moth and the festival loving Dai peoples:
colours prevail.....



... and no wonder the peacock originates from Xishuangbanna...



Xishuangbanna is home of the richest biological and ethnic diversity in Asia. For millennia people of different origin have established their base of living in the watersheds of the upper Mekong river. The tropical climate of Xishuangbanna favors the growing of their crops, the collecting of numerous forest products, and hunting of abundant wildlife.

This situation, however, has changed markedly during this century. Vast areas of tropical forest have been replaced by rubber plantations and most cultural minority villagers are no longer finding enough forests to practice shifting cultivation and hunting.

In an attempt to save the last remaining areas of forests, nature reserves were established and many thousands of tourists flock to Xishuangbanna every year to admire these last treasure houses of nature. To design and implement modern ways of natural resources management which include peoples participation, the Governments of China and Germany are jointly working on new concepts and strategies on how to protect nature and simultaneously maintain the cultural integrity of the ethnic minorities.

Every cultural minority is rich in specific knowledge about nature depending on the ecological niche they occupy within the watershed. Some are rice growing societies of the lowlands such as the "Dai", others are experts in upland farming like the "Aini", and the best hunters are said to be the "Lahu". This world of indigenous knowledge is further enriched by the Akha, Hani, Yi, Yao, Bulang, Jinuo, Miao, Kemu, Wa, Lisu, Bai, Hui, and Zhuang cultural minority groups.

Should you intend to visit Xishuangbanna, please send us an e-mail. We will arrange whatever accommodation, guided tour or other interest you may pursue.



 

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Traveling in Yunnan is for experienced lovers of ethnic culture with a genuine interested in nature. From the tropical South to the high alpine North: no other Chinese province offers more cultural and ecological diversity. Biodiversity is rich in endemic species and so are the farmers' fields: full of agriculturally rare species and crop varieties.

For travelers with cultural experience and who prefer tranquility we offer:

TianZi Old Homes

With TianZi Old Homes you rent an entire ethnic house. No next room neighbors disturbing you, no tourists annoying you.

Your home will be in the middle of a cultural setting but smartly hidden from the noise of "development".

You may choose to live in your house alone or with your friends. You may cook for yourself or visit local restaurants.

All TianZi Old Homes have a garden typical for local culture and teaming with local plants.

We also guarantee that there will be no TV set in your house because we want you to enjoy time with your friends or a good book.

As most old homes are mainly constructed of wood, smoking in the rooms is not permitted.

At TianZi we are working on providing a health food restaurant in all places where we establish the TianZi Housing scheme.

For booking please send us an e-mail to inquire availability.

 

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