South West China 

EVERYTHING you need to know about travel in SW China

 - Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Tibet TAR

South-West China is perhaps one of the most colorful, diverse, and interesting places on Earth.
Its varied landscape and rugged terrain is home to many of the 55 recognised ethnic minorities found in China.


From the classical limestone landscape of Guilin and the amazing rice terraces of the Dragon's Backbone, the region goes from lush tropical jungle to high snowy mountains.

In south-west China you can come face-to-face with ancient musicians, Tibetan Buddhist monks, silver-jeweled Miao maidens and of course, cuddly pandas.

This website is here to provide you with more information about south-west China, whether you are planning on visiting this dynamic region, or if you would just like to know more about the richness of life in an area dubbed 'Shangri-la'.

You can find information on getting there, what to do, where to stay, what to buy, what to avoid. There are also links to sites with information about handicrafts, products and books.

And if you require more information, don't hesitate to contact Lijiang Guides, the leading guiding agency in south-west China taking you to the real China.