Southwest China is the most exotic area of China, home to many minority ethnic groups. It has much in common with Northwest China; both areas are far less prosperous than the eastern and southern coastal regions.
Popular in Southwest China
Yangshuo is a very scenic, small county and city surrounded by many karst mountains and beautiful scenery near Guilin, Guangxi.
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province in China. Known in China as the City of Eternal Spring, Kunming is at an almost-tropical latitude but with a 2000 m altitude, which gives it a very temperate climate.
Dali is a city in Yunnan Province in China famous for its old town and handicrafts.
In Southwest China
Guangxi is a relatively poor but highly scenic area in southern China. Technically it is known as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, because of its large Zhuang minority population.
Tibet is sometimes described as the "roof of the world"; the entire region is on a high plateau and there are many large mountains.
Guizhou is a province in southwestern China. The local dialect of Guizhou is similar to that of Sichuan.
Lugu Lake is on the Yunnan/Sichuan border in China. A nice lake between Yunnan and Sichuan to relax one or two days.