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Travel to Kunming: Everything you need to know about Kunming. Info, images, best destinations, maps, history and much more.

General info and history of Kunming, Main Attractions: Bamboo Temple, Yuantong Temple, Green Lake (Cui Hu) Park, Daguan Park, Western Hills Forest Park, Golden Temple, the red earth of Dongchuan, Jiuxiang caves, the Stone Forest.

Bamboo Temple lies on the Yu’an Mountain in the northwest of Kunming and 12 kilometers from the downtown of Kunming. 筇竹寺, Qiongzhu Temple, Bamboo Temple, Kunming, Yunnan The Yu’an Mountain winds for over ten li with green forest, springs and beautiful...
In the Stone Forest, local people in colorful traditional costumes are attractive to visitors. They are the natives here called Sani people (撒尼人), one branch of Yi people. In Yunnan, Yi nationality is the largest ethnic group which has wide...
It is located on the Panlong Mountain to the east of Dianchi Lake, 40 kilometers from Kunming. Panlong Temple, one of three Buddhism holy lands in Yunnan, was built in the Yuan Dynasty. 盘龙寺 Panlong Temple, Yunnan Panlong Temple was originally...
Located in the center of Kunming, it consists of Haixin Pavilion, Shuiyue Pavilion, Guanyu Pavilion and lakes. 翠湖公园 The Green Lake Park, Kunming, Yunnan In the park, there are lush growing flowers and trees, shady willows and crisscrossing banks. The branches...
The World Geopark, 78 kilometers from downtown of Kunming, located in the Stone Forest Yi Autonomous County is a national AAAA scenic area. 石林 The Stone Forest The Stone Forest formed 200 million years ago is of typical Karst landform and...
Located in the downtown of Kunming, Yuantong Temple was first built in the Kingdom of Nanzhao in the Tang Dynasty. 圆通寺 Yuantong Temple, Kunming, Yunnan It is one of the earliest temples of Avalokitesvara in China. It consists of Yuantong Precious...
Seated on Mingfeng Mountain 10 kilometers east of Kunming, it is the largest pure copper temple existing in China at present. 金殿 The Golden Temple Overview of the Golden Temple, the construction of the Forbidden City, the significance of the Forbidden...
Yunnan Military Academy was initially set up in 1909. 云南陆军讲武堂旧址 The Old Site of Yunnan Military Academy (Jiangwu Tang), Kunming It has fostered a large group of early military leaders of China. It's located near the Cuihu Park, in Kunming. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3463.9807795807064!2d102.69892695045766!3d25.04802698388708!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x36d083c344fff0b7%3A0xbb62406f0b09ff26!2sYunnan+Lujun+Jiangwutang+Former+Site!5e1!3m2!1sen!2ses!4v1484923183276&w=600&h=450]
Trip to jiuxiang

Trip to Jiuxiang

Jiuxiang Limestone Caves, 47 km from the seat of Yiliang County, includes 66 caves in an area of 30 square km. 九乡 Jiuxiang, Kunming, Yunnan It is the largest cave cluster both in quantity and scale in China, boasting the home...
“Naigu” means old and black in the Sani language of the Yi People. It is about 10 kilometers from the Big Stone Forest and covers an area of 10 square kilometers, which is composed of the east area, west...
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