This tiny Chinese town is a major player in the world's mushroom scene

Oct 02, 2018

Every year, hundreds of people go to the mountains of this town in Yunnan to pick mushrooms and sell them on the international market.

Yunnan province has 90 percent of all the mushroom species in China. We went to a wild mushroom town, foraged in the mountains, and talked to the locals about poisonous shrooms.

This is our first mini documentary and newest episode of our ongoing series, WILD.

YunnanMushroomsInternational MarketMini Documentary


Written by: Clarissa Wei

Produced by: Clarissa Wei and Nicholas Ko

Shot by: Nicholas Ko

Edited by: Nicholas Ko

Mastered by: Victor Peña