Yunnan, which literally means the south of the clouds, is the most diverse and colorful destination and recently the most popular destination in China. The most visited destinations are Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La. If you are interested in photography, Yuanyang Rice Terrace and Dongchuan Red Land are good choices. If you like the off-the-beaten-path places, you should not miss the Big Circle along Meili Snow Mountain, together with the Songtsam hotels, you can enjoy both the stunning landscapes and Tibetan Hospitality.
From 2019, foreigners can travel overland from Shangri-La to Tibet, which, even for the local Chinese, is a journey you should never miss.
For luxury travelers, Yunnan is a fantastic place to go. Besides the luxury resorts such as Aman, Banyan Tree, InterContinental, Shangri-La, etc., there are many luxury boutique hotels, such as Songtsam Hotels, Linden Center, LUX Resorts, The Hidden Valley Resort, etc.