As a travel photographer and photo tour leader, I’ve been photographing in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces for couple of years. Yunnan is the most southwest province of China, bordering Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. Guizhou adjoins Yunnan to the east. They are demographically the most diverse provinces in China.
There are 55 ethnic minority groups in China, over 35 of them are living in these two provinces, including: Miao, Yi, Dong, Zhuang, Hani, Bai, Tibetan, Yao, Thai, Lisu, Qiang, etc. Almost every group has its distinctive cultural traditions, folk customs, architecture, festivities, colorful dresses and handcrafts, which provide endless photography subjects. In addition, some landscapes in these two provinces are breathtakingly beautiful and unique. Overall, the cultural and natural beauties of these two provinces added luster to China’s southwestern frontier, they constantly attract visitors, especially photographers around the globe.
Here are the some highlights of my photographic journey through these two wonderful provinces: