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Ethnic Minorities

Yunnan is the province with the largest population of minorities with 25 of them having more than 5000 members,among them 16 are indigenous (including Bai, Dai, Naxi, Hani, Lisu, Lahu, Wa, Jingpo, Bulang, Pumi, Achang, Nu, Jinuo, De’ang, Durung, etc.). Among 25 ethnic minority groups, the biggest population is Yi and the smallest one is Dulong The ethnic minorities spread around Yunnan with their own communities and live together over vast areas while some live in individual concentrated communities in small areas. Those ethnic minority people are living in valleys, hilly areas or flat lands. Due to different groups, the traditional customs, cultures, languages, construction styles and clothes of them are colorful and distinctive. About the festivals of Yunnan ethnic minorities are also colorful and diverse, some of the festivals are celebrated by many groups, and some are distinct.



  • Brilliant Creators of Terrace Culture
  • Silver Ornaments of Aini Ethnic People
  • Rice Terrace Culture
  • Divination Ritual of Aini Ethnic People
  • The First Emperor who unified the Country---Kublai Khan
  • Aini people Traditional marriage
  • The Hero Coming to the East----Wobaxi

The move came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addressed the 18th ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting in Malaysia, rotating chair of the 10-member bloc this year.The meeting was held weeks after the resumption of the China-Japan-South Korea tripartite summit in Seoul following a three-and-half-year hiatus.It was also staged as the ASEAN community, the first sub-regional community in Asia, is expected to take shape by the end of this year.

The move came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addressed the 18th ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting in Malaysia, rotating chair of the 10-member bloc this year.The meeting was held weeks after the resumption of the China-Japan-South Korea tripartite summit in Seoul following a three-and-half-year hiatus.It was also staged as the ASEAN community, the first sub-regional community in Asia, is expected to take shape by the end of this year.

  • Shibaoshan Mountain Singing Festival in Jianchuan County,Dali
  • Major festivals and events in Yunnan Province in April
  • Major festivals and events in June in Yunnan Province
  • Zuojiao Dance Festival of Yi Ethnic Group in Mouding County,Chuxiong
  • The Torch Festival of Yi Ethnic Group
  • Dongchuan Debris Flow International Autocross Racing
  • Gemu Mountain Pilgrimage Festival of Mosuo Ethnic People
  • Huajie Festival of Zhuang Ethnic Group in Guangnan County,Wenshan
  • Shaxi Friday Market in Dali
  • Lengdun Fruit Market in Gejiu City
  • Jianchuan Sunday Market in Dali City
  • Baohua Town Market in Honghe County,Honghe
  • Niukong Town Market in Lvchun County,Honghe
  • Daxing Town Market in Lvchun County,Honghe
  • QianliuTown Market in Lancang County,Puer

The move came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addressed the 18th ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting in Malaysia, rotating chair of the 10-member bloc this year.The meeting was held weeks after the resumption of the China-Japan-South Korea tripartite summit in Seoul following a three-and-half-year hiatus.It was also staged as the ASEAN community, the first sub-regional community in Asia, is expected to take shape by the end of this year.

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