Microcosm of China ...
Yunnan is a microcosm of China in the areas of minority affairs and nationality relations. The province has 25 minority groups , nearly half of the country's total. In many cases they have different language, culture, religion and history. Language and culture are of primary interest because they are the basis for classifying most minority nationalities.
Yunnan makes the most culturally diverse province in China. I had the opportunity to explore this amazing land of minorities and their unique culture and customs.
It's rare to see so many different ethnic minority groups living harmoniously in one province. Visitors can enjoy all the minority differences because people are very friendly and invite everyone, who approaches their home.
Large number of minority villages including Yi, Dai, Miao, Jingpo, Wa, Hani, Naxi, Dulong and others, have been built here.
Yunnan brought me into a colorful ethnic folklore world where I became intoxicated with exquisite ethnic handicrafts, colorful costumes, village buildings, numerous loving legends and delicious cuisines.
The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and it's also the traditional colour of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people. In addition, the five stars together reflect the importance placed on the number five in Chinese thought and history.