Yunnan is the most ethically diverse in the country, making the province a trove of historical and cultural gems. Simply nip off the big city tourist drags and roam the backstreets in quietude to appreciate aged stone bridges, temples and the like. For a glimpse into old China, attend a private Naxi music concert — the oldest music in Yunnan — watch embroiderers at work or master the art of tie-dye from a local family.