Ethnic traditions and customs
Yunnan Province is a beautiful and magical place where 25 minority nationalities live in compact communities, including 15 ethnic groups only found in Yunnan. In the long history, due to the influence of special geological and social circumstance, each group has created a unique culture. Their special buildings, clothes, wedding customs, festivals and tradition make a colorful picture of ethnic cultures. It attracts from home and abroad for its majestic mountains, rippling,and clear water and ethnic people who are hospitable, simple and frank. The beautiful bamboo house, warm camp fire, sweet wine, special food and snacks and numerous ethnic festivals are all things making tourists intoxicated. Celebrations are held at the key, nationality festivals, for instance, the"Singing competition" of the Han on the 3rd day of the 3rd month(chinese lunar calendar), Yi's Torch Festival, Dai's Water-splashing Festival, and Jinpo's Munao Songs and Dances. Colorful ethnic costumes and beautiful songs and dances have long become the theme of literary and artistic works.
Yunnan Nationalities Villages
Situated on the shores of Lake Dianchi and eight kilometers to the south of Kunming, Yunnan Nationalities Villages, which covers an area of 92 hectares ,is a window through which the nationalities of Yunnan display their diverse cultures and customs.