Local Tourist Specialties in Yunnan
Dai Brocade is a traditional handicraft popular among the Dai ethnic minority. It is famous for its exquisite weaving style, elegant pattern, etc. Different colors and patterns denote different meanings. For example, a peacock indicates auspiciousness and an elephant symbolizes a bumper harvest. Bags made of Dai brocade are the necessities of Dai people as well as tokens between lovers.
Marble of Dali
In China, Marble is named after its production base-Dali. It is refined in texture, wonderful in patterns and brilliant in colors. Dali Marble is classified into "caihua" (colored flowers), "yunhui" (grey clouds), and "baishi" (white jade). Among them, "caihua" is the most valuable. Having been polished, "caihua" presents beautiful pictures such as mountains, rivers, pine trees, clouds, etc.
Yunnan Baiyao, which is scientifically made from rare medicinal herbs native to Yunnan, is an efficacious drug for stopping bleeding, improving blood circulation, reducing swelling, etc. It has a special curative effect on bleeding, injuries from falls, fractures, contusions and strains, internal organ bleeding and some women's diseases. Yunnan Baiyao also restrains cancer.
Yunnan is known as "homeland of tea trees". Its history of cultivating tea can be dated back to as early as 1700 years ago. Some tea trees more than 30 meters tall were found in Yunnan. According to different methods and tea leaves used in processing, Yunnan's tea products can be divided into over 100 categories. Among them, Yunnan Pu'er tea is the most famous.