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Revision as of 22:05, 20 February 2010

South West China, the exotic area, home to many minority ethnic groups. Like other Western areas, it is less prosperous than the coastal regions.

Much of the terrain is quite mountainous. Tibet and Yunnan have many very high mountains; the world's highest (Mount Everest) is on the Tibet/Nepal border. Guizhou and Guangxi have smaller mountains, karst limestone terrain, with fantastically shaped hills, terraced rice fields, and many caves.

Contents

Regions

Regions of Southwest China
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Guizhou Province
Tibet Autonomous Region
Yunnan Province (Kunming Prefecture, Central Yunnan, Eastern Yunnan, Southeastern Yunnan, Southern Yunnan, Western Yunnan, Northwestern Yunnan)

Cities

Other destinations

  • Mount Kailash, known as Gang Rinpoche in Tibetan, Tibet (5,656 meters), sacred to Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists
  • Guilin and Yangshuo, a major tourist area in Guangxi, mainly for the karst scenery

Itineraries

Understand

Talk

Get in

Get around

The Wikitravel itinerary Overland Kunming to Hong Kong covers travel through this region.

See

Do

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out


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