Longma or "dragon horse" connects with other creatures in Chinese folklore. While longma sometimes applies to the Qilin (Williams 1989:390), the closest relative is the legendary tianma 天馬 "heavenly horse" or the "Chinese Pegasus", which was metaphorically identified with the hanxiema 汗血馬 "blood-sweating horse" or Ferghana horse.
The Maotianshan Shales form one of some forty Cambrian fossil locations worldwide exhibiting exquisite preservation of rarely preserved, non-mineralized soft tissue, comparable to the fossils of the Burgess Shale. They take their name from Maotianshan Hill (Chinese: 帽 天 山; pinyin: Màotiānshān) in Chengjiang County, Yunnan Province, China.
Yuxi is located in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, about 100km south of Kunming on the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau. Agriculture is the town’s main income. The fertile soil and the mild subtropical monsoon climate make the area also an ideal place for growing good quality Tobacco.
Mopan Mountain Forest Park is 20 kilometers in the southeastern part of Xinping Yi and Dai Minorities Autonomous County of Yuxi Municipality. Mopan derives its name from its profile resembling a Chinese traditional grinding mill (Mopan in Chinese); it has been developed to a total area of 7,200 hectares since it was ratified as a forest park by the National Forestry Department in 1989.
World Highest Bridge Tourist Zone of the Kunming-Bangkok Highway is a 2A park of the national level. It is located on the east side of the World Highest Bridge that is on Kunming-Bangkok Highway. It is 132 kilometers away from Yuxi and 3.8 kilometers away from downtown of Yuanjiang County.
Trip to Xingyun Lake: Lying in the northeast of Jiangchuan County, Yuxi, Yunnan, it has a water area of 34 square kilometers. Trip to Xingyun Lake: Lying in the northeast of Jiangchuan County, Yuxi, Yunnan, it has a water area of 34 square kilometers.
Yangzonghai Lake (Chinese: 阳宗海; pinyin: Yángzōng Hǎi) (given on some maps as Yangzong Sea, though it is fresh water) is located between Yiliang County, Chenggong District and Chengjiang County, 45 kilometers east of Kunming City in Yunnan Province, China. About 30,000 people rely on the Lake as their drinking water.