Yunnan Province  云南省
March  & April, 2009 三、四月
TRANSPORTATION


When travelling by ourselves we relied, as usual, on local buses to get from town to town.

In Tengchong, with a trip north to Gongshan 贡山 and beyond planned for four of us, a 4WD was rented (with driver) for  RMB 500 per day from Tengchong County Hong Kai Car Rental Company 腾冲县弘开汽车租赁行 Mr. LI Xiong 李雄 (86) 875-5161318 or 5164259 or mobile 13708651588 / 13577590097

Birding the Liuku Pianma 六库 片马  Road was done with a hired minivan for RMB 300 per day, driver Mr A Fu 阿福 phone (86) 13988610626.

Dali Old Town - very helpful taxi driver Mr Yang (86) 13887235504.  Friendly Mini van driver Mr Yang  (86) 13988534759 knows the drive up to 3300m on Cangshan. 


REFERENCES / RECOMMENDED READING 


China’s Southwest – Lonely Planet 2007 edited by Damian Harper 

新编云南省公路里程地图册
– published 2008.4 (a book of maps with tourist attractions)  

George Forrest – Plant Hunter – by Brenda Maclean Antique Collector’s Club 2004

In the land of the Blue Poppy  - by Frank Kingdon Ward – Penguin Edition, 1941

Southern China –  1: 500 000 Nelles Map  Nelles  GmbH 2005
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