The Thailand Forum

The Thailand expat forum for Travel, Lifestyle and Fun.



Welcome to the TeakDoor.com The Thailand Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view some discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

Forum Home Donate Arcade Chat Room Gallery Property Mark Forums Read
Go Back   TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum > Travellers Tales in Thailand and Asia > China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau Travel Forum
Home Register TD Links FAQ Members List Calendar Weather Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau Travel Forum Touring and Holidaying in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Macau. Tell us about your travels in these countries, are the Hong Kong Hotels all expensive? Tell us about the tourism in Hong Kong, have you been to a Macau casino? Tell us about Taiwan nightlife or travel in China, do you need a korean translation service to visit Korea? Tell us about it here, also you can share your pictures and youtube videos here aswell.

Thai Dating  Savile Row Fashion Bangkok

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 25-09-2008, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat
Beautiful Yunnan

One of my favourite places in China with beathtaking views and out of the way places to visit if you know the locals.



The drive to this small village we travelled to a few weeks ago can be quite dangerous as it is in the mountains, lots of rock falls and bad roads.






This is the village we reached, a lot of the history and architecture has been preserved and restored to its original beauty.







The people lead a simple life and I was struck by the peacefulness of the place.



The Cafe- only modern concession that didn't serve coffee.






Traditional arts such as calligraphy are still taught to the young people, it's a dieing art form.




A small lane in the village.








Haven't been in one of these in years, and the horse stunk.






I love these curtains. They do a lot of weaving, dyeing and embroidery in the village as their livelihood, which you can see in the materials and fabrics adorned everywhere.







House interior.











Are this koi or carp anyone?


Last edited by momo8 : 25-09-2008 at 08:21 PM.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Gods of Thailand
Bangkok Properties
Bangkok Escort
Old 25-09-2008, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 18-12-2008 08:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,029
pai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expat
why not name the region/city?

i have wanted to teach in yunnan for quite awhile. hope to do a year sometime soon.

great pics. pretty place. you went in august? looks coldish.
pai nai ma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2008, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat


Local delicacies




This salty dried fish is delicious with the chillies.



Delicious noodles.



The dog keeping a watchful eye on things.


The local market this is char siu or bbcued pork, yummy.



Fresh honeycomb.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2008, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat




The lake not far from the village on the way back.

An Introduction to Yunnan Province 云 南 省 简 介 read more about Yunnan pronvince in China.

A great trip, highly recommended.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 18-12-2008 08:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,029
pai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expat
was this trip business for your hubby or all pleasure?

do you have any contacts in yunnan i might be able to exchange emails with?
pai nai ma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2008, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by pai nai ma
why not name the region/city? i have wanted to teach in yunnan for quite awhile. hope to do a year sometime soon. great pics. pretty place. you went in august? looks coldish.
Takes ages to post pics. This is a village in the mountains so coolish when we went, was actually May. Don't know what teaching possibilities they have in Yunnan but definitely worth a visit. This village I went to with a Chinese friend not your usual touristy place.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by pai nai ma
was this trip business for your hubby or all pleasure? do you have any contacts in yunnan i might be able to exchange emails with?
A Chinese friend who knows some guy in the village, some family connection so couldn't post any pics of them. Just a pleasure trip, I like out of the way places.
If you need any contacts in China PM me know some teachers there too.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 12:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
killerbees's Avatar
 
Last Online: 23-11-2013 12:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Das Kapital
Posts: 972
killerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expatkillerbees Thailand Expat
Great pics, thanks for posting. This place looks really nice...
killerbees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 01:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
Found it!
 
bustak's Avatar
 
Last Online: 20-03-2010 01:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fiji
Posts: 1,711
bustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expatbustak Thailand Expat
gorgeous pictures & the food looks delicious!

What camera are you using?
bustak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 01:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
sabang's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 05:51 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: There
Posts: 27,105
sabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expatsabang Thailand Expat
Beautiful pic's, beautiful Province.
I spent ten days in Yunnan in 1994 with the ex wife- loved it.
Did you visit Dali, and the Stone Forest Momo?
sabang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 02:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
Protected Status
 
kingwilly's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 01:21 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 54,676
kingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expatkingwilly Thailand Expat
great pics, i been there, looks great! (but not much to do!)
kingwilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 06:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
who
Member
 
who's Avatar
 
Last Online: 19-03-2013 09:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 472
who is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forum
Quote:
Originally Posted by pai nai ma View Post
why not name the region/city?

i have wanted to teach in yunnan for quite awhile. hope to do a year sometime soon.

great pics. pretty place. you went in august? looks coldish.

The majority of Yunnan is on a Plateau, cleverly named the 'Yunnan Plateau'. It is about 2,000 meters high and hence cool all year round. But because it is southerly it never becomes uncomfortably cold. Some what like San Francisco. There are 5 airlines that fly from BKK to Kunming (the capitol). Thai flys daily and it take about 2 hours, 2 days a week stopping in Chiang Mai.

who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 07:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
who
Member
 
who's Avatar
 
Last Online: 19-03-2013 09:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 472
who is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forum
Quote:
Originally Posted by momo8 View Post




The lake not far from the village on the way back.

An Introduction to Yunnan Province 云 南 省 简 介 read more about Yunnan pronvince in China.

A great trip, highly recommended.
I very much agree: Highly recommended.
who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 07:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
who
Member
 
who's Avatar
 
Last Online: 19-03-2013 09:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 472
who is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forum
Quote:
Originally Posted by bustak View Post
gorgeous pictures & the food looks delicious!

What camera are you using?
The food IS delicious. The population of Yunnan is about 40% non-Chinese i.e. non-Han so the food is very different and very good.

The total population of Yunnan is about 34 million of which 6 million live in the beautiful, flower filled and modern city of Kunming.
Yunnan is called "the land of eternal spring" What an experience it is to get on a plane in sweltering, sticky Bangkok and 2 hours later step off into the cool fresh air of a high mountain plateau. If you go to the western part of the province it is even higher,almost 10,000 feet on flat ground. At that point you would be on the Tibetan Plateau.

Last edited by who : 26-09-2008 at 07:23 AM.
who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 07:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
who
Member
 
who's Avatar
 
Last Online: 19-03-2013 09:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 472
who is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forumwho is just really nice on this Thai Forum
Yunnan


Yunnan is only about 2 hours from Bangkok and about an hour from Chiang Mai. Thai flys daily for about $600. 2 times from CM. I don't know why we don't hear more about the place. And, oh yah, cheap.
who is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 12:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 18-12-2008 08:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,029
pai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expatpai nai ma Thailand Expat
it is the most culturally diverse province as well.
pai nai ma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2008, 06:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
plorf's Avatar
 
Last Online: 02-07-2014 02:16 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Beijing, China
Posts: 997
plorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expatplorf Thailand Expat
But why is the flight so expensive ? It's just a 1 hr flight.
plorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 05:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
mad_dog's Avatar
 
Last Online: 27-02-2010 05:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,074
mad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expatmad_dog Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by pai nai ma View Post
it is the most culturally diverse province as well.
I think some ethnic Thais live in this province. They even have one day of Songkran. I'd love to go.
mad_dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-2008, 07:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
theudonshawn's Avatar
 
Last Online: 26-03-2014 05:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Udon
Posts: 186
theudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forumtheudonshawn is just really nice on this Thai Forum
pretty spot, thanks for the pics... are the old houses for show, or do people live and work there?
theudonshawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #20 (permalink)
Banned
 
Last Online: 26-02-2010 10:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: XinTianDi
Posts: 3,123
momo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expatmomo8 Thailand Expat
They live there and carve out their livelihood as best as they can. It is an inspiring place, like walking back in time.
momo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2008, 11:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Takeovers's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 04:16 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Berlin Germany
Posts: 3,700
Takeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand ExpatTakeovers Thailand Expat
Hi momo

Beautiful, what a contrast to the big Cities.
Takeovers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Gods of Thailand
Bangkok Properties
Bangkok Escort
Old 20-12-2008, 02:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
Member
 
kwai73's Avatar
 
Last Online: 06-03-2014 12:16 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 121
kwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailandkwai73 is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Looks nice. Mebbe I'll try to get a job down there at the end of my contract (teaching in Northern Ching at the mo - it was -27 with the windchill the other day!).

I guess you'd need a car to be able to get to some of those less touristy places. Makes me wish I'd learnt to drive.
kwai73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 05:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
ossierob's Avatar
 
Last Online: 29-11-2014 09:45 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,449
ossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expatossierob Thailand Expat
Great story and pics....looking at some of that wonderful woodwork inside and about the houses makes we muse over the mastery of those early woodworkers....love a good woody I do
ossierob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2010, 12:59 PM   #24 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Last Online: 19-01-2011 10:01 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 6
grefattys Thailand Travel Forum Newbie
what beautiful views, I'm hungry seeing those food pictures.
grefattys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
I am in Jail
 
Last Online: 28-11-2014 11:38 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,286
wefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expatwefearourdespot Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by momo8
Haven't been in one of these in years, and the horse stunk.
Excellent remark to those green weirdos always complaining for car gas emissions.
wefearourdespot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Register Forum Home Donate FAQ Members List Calendar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 01:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 2005 - 2013 by TeakDoor.com
Page generated in 0.45491 seconds with 22 queries