Known as China's “Spring City,” Kunming's year-round mild climate and laid-back culture make it a popular destination. The gateway to Yunnan Province, the city is a great starting place for traveling in Southwest China but has plenty to offer in its own right from the natural, surreal beauty of the Stone Forest and serene Dian Lake to the historic halls of Yuantong Buddhist Temple and the botanical wonders of the Expo Garden.
The Stone Forest, a collection of unusual karst limestone formations, is one of Yunnan's best-known attractions. Wander the trails, admire the eerie landscape and use your imagination to ponder the shapes of these bizarre geological formations. For ... >>
For a taste of Yunnan's minority cultures, head to Kunming to witness the fabulous large-scale dance drama "Dynamic Yunnan." This unique performance, choreographed by famous ... >>
For a natural respite from Kunming's concrete, head to Western Hills Park along the western shores of Dian Lake. Those with a penchant for hiking can take to the park's trails ... >>
The Yuanyang Rice Terraces (Yuányáng Tītián, 元阳梯田) are a landscaping masterpiece, not only in terms of aesthetic appeal but also in terms of a millennia of functionality. Perfected over the course its 1,300 year history, the terraces produce as much ... >>