Fortean Yunnan?

James_H

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I'm planning a trip this Christmas to Yunnan, China. I've been once before and it was brilliant but I was wondering if anyone knows anything of Fortean interest to look for when I'm there - bigfeet in the mountains, that kind of thing. I'll be staying around the Dali area.

(A quick google suggests the lake at Dali was in mythology the home of nagas)

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The Red Deer Cave people, a possible Denisovan-H. Sapiens hybrid
 

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A quick search has revealed the following Yunnan things:

18 Cultural Quirks of Yunnan:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteen_Oddities

They are horribly rude about tourists:
Senile Shutterbugs.jpg

I would personally want to see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiuxiang_Scenic_Region

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/yunnan/kunming/stone_forest.htm

There is the following Fortean submerged city:
http://www.ancientpages.com/2015/06...ing-the-secrets-at-the-bottom-of-fuxian-lake/

See if you can find a magic mirror while you are there:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_magic_mirror
 

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A quick search has revealed the following Yunnan things:

18 Cultural Quirks of Yunnan:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteen_Oddities

They are horribly rude about tourists:
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I would personally want to see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiuxiang_Scenic_Region

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/yunnan/kunming/stone_forest.htm

There is the following Fortean submerged city:
http://www.ancientpages.com/2015/06...ing-the-secrets-at-the-bottom-of-fuxian-lake/

See if you can find a magic mirror while you are there:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_magic_mirror
Thank you AlchoPwn, this is great! The magic mirror thing is amazing, I've never heard of it before.
 

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They are horribly rude about tourists:
And in Lijiang Han Chinese tourists are sometimes attacked


I love the fact that “grannies climb mountains faster than monkeys” is unquestioned, while “monks can get married” is sternly marked “citation needed”.

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I remember distinctly feeling like a wuss when I was walking down a fairly dodgy mountain path in China (a couple of feet wide, cut into the side of a cliff), feeling a bit nervous, only to look behind me to see a 90+ year old blind woman strolling along with no problems.
 

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...I was walking down a fairly dodgy mountain path in China (a couple of feet wide, cut into the side of a cliff), feeling a bit nervous, only to look behind me to see a 90+ year old blind woman strolling along with no problems.
“No granny, we’re just out for a stroll on a lovely country footpath. Remind me: your will does leave the house to us, doesn’t it?”

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