Bird Fishing of Erhai Lake

Out of 70 fisherman who once used birds to fish in Erhai Lake, only a few still keep the practice alive.

Erhai Lake is a beautiful highland lake of Yunnan Province and one of the seven largest fresh water lakes in China. As it shapes like an ear, and wave like a sea, the locals named it 'Erhai' - Ear Sea in Chinese language.

• Preserving Naxi Culture
In a village in Lijiang county, a school is working to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Naxi ethnic group.
• Yunnan Cheese
Rushan is a kind of cheese made by the Bai ethnic group in southwestern China's Yunnan province.
• Epic Songs, Modern Times
A Naxi folk singer reflects on the influence of modern ways on a traditional people.
• Bird Fishing of Erhai Lake
Out of 70 fisherman who once used birds to fish in Erhai Lake, only a few still keep the practice alive.
• Life by Erhai Lake
Surrounded by low mountain ranges and facing the velvety water of Erhai Lake, the village has become an emerging tourist site.
• Impression Lijiang
The highest natural performance site in the world sits 3,100 meters high under Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan Province.
• Looking up at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a key sightseeing destination for numerous tourists from home and abroad.
• The Essence of Shuhe Ancient Town in Yunnan
Just four kilometers northwest of the fully packed tourist town Lijiang, Shuhe Ancient Town is a place where visitors seek the traditional way of local life.
• The Well Explored Charm of Lijiang
Situated southwest China's Yunnan Province, the ancient city of Lijiang is an all-time main destination for swarms of tourists
• Folk Houses of Bai Minority of Xizhou Village in Dali
The beautifully constructed and decorated houses of the Bai are carved wooden works that profoundly reflect their culture.
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About Yunan

Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country spanning approximately 394,000 square kilometers and with a population of 45.7 million . The capital of the province is Kunming. The province borders Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

Yunnan is situated in a mountainous area, with high elevations in the northwest and low elevations in the southeast. Most of the population lives in the eastern part of the province.

Yunnan is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity of plant life in China. Of the approximately 30,000 species of higher plants in China, Yunnan has perhaps 17,000 or more.Yunnan has over 600 rivers and lakes, which provide an annual water supply of 222 billion cubic meters.