|In the town of Li Jiang, in China's Yunan Province, ethnic Naxi ladies share gossip as they stroll home from work.|
On the other end of the country, far from bustling Beijing is Yunnan Province—home to the largest variety of ethnic groups in China.
China is a large country with a long history and diverse culture, and great changes and modernization have taken place in the last two decades, but traditions in most areas still remain as before.
While visiting China, it is appreciated when you respect the traditions, culture, local customs and taboos, especially if your trip involves more remote areas such as Yunnan and other areas inhabited by ethnic minorities.
Be friendly and sincere, polite and patient. Since China’s opening to the outside world, they have become happier, more open-minded, and prosperous, but Chinese people remain inherently shy and modest. They rarely display emotion and feeling in public, and find plain speaking unnerving.
China warmly welcomes visitors, and authorities are working to improve facilities and enhance the quality of service, but it is still a developing country. So, be flexible, show good will, and enjoy your experience in this fascinating country.
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