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Erhai Lake in Dali, Southwest China's Yunnan province, is one of the largest highland lakes in China. Shaped like a human ear ( er in Chinese means ear and hai means sea), the lake provides livelihoods for local fishermen. It is a major draw especially for cyclists, who can enjoy a leisurely ride while taking in the sights. In addition to the allure of the crystal clear water, the gentle lake breeze and quaint villages, cyclists can also get to know fishermen from the Bai ethnic group. [Photo/VCG]
Xishuangbanna in Southwest China's Yunnan province has an average temperature of 21 C all year round. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden features tens of thousands of tropical plants. The bizarre shape and form of these species may well be a big eye opener. Known as the only oasis on the same latitude of the world, Xishuangbanna boasts a fascinating rainforest, wild animals, tropical fruits and ancient customs. Situated on the flank of Buddhist Thailand and Myanmar, religion has had a deep influence on the residents of Xishuangbanna. Temples and pagodas in notable Southeast Asian architectural styles are spread over the prefecture. [Photo/VCG]
Lying in a broad, fertile valley in the northwest of Yunnan province, the Old Town of Lijiang (also known as Dayan Old Town) has been a commercial, political and cultural center of the Naxi people and other ethnic groups for over eight centuries. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site approved in 1997, Lijiang, with its Naxi people, preserves much of their native Dongba culture and deep spiritual connection to nature. [Photo/VCG]

 

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