CHINA...FACES of YUNNAN September 14th 2012 CHINA...FACES of YUNNAN.
I was brought up with Dr Who and Monty Python...had an otherwise mis-spent youth...comics and snooker halls...so when I read in Lonely Planet's China...that John Cleese had visited a mythical doctor in the mountains of Yunnan...I took notice.
His name was Dr Ho...from Baisha...once capital of the Naxi until defeated by Kublai Khan...now an ancient village just north ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Shigu (Stone Drum Town) For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more