The , opened in 2010, brought rail service to northwestern Yunnan.
Perhaps the best known Western Dongba scholar was.
Agriculture is restricted to the few upland plains, open valleys, and terraced hillsides.
A gilt statue of , recovered from the , c.
Despite progress made, Yunnan's remains one of the highest in China mainly due to insufficient education among minority peoples.
The local people used bronze tools, plows and kept a variety of livestock, including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and dogs.
The rivers flowing into the province from outside add 160 cubic kilometres, which means there are more than ten thousand cubic metres of water for each person in the province.