known as the 'City of Eternal Spring', is one of the
excellent international tourist cities in China. Whenever
stepping foot in the city, one inevitably gasps in admiration
at its blue sky and pervading clean air, verdant grasses
and flourishing flowers. Perhaps more stunning is the
sight of shoulder-to-shoulder enchanting minority girls
dressed in ornate costumes. Alluring like this, Kunming
is always considered as a holiday resort for respite
from the adverse seasons.
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province,
the southwest border of China. It has a low-altitude
plateau monsoon climate. With comfortable humidity and
temperature, it is neither too hot in summer nor too
cold in winter, so plants are exuberant and flowers
blooming all the year round like spring, giving it the
name of 'City of Eternal Spring'. Hence visitors will
be met with smiles every time they come here.
one of the historical and cultural cities in China,
Kunming boasts a long history of more than 2,000 years.
Historically the city played a dominant function in
the politics, economics and communication of the province.
It used to be an important stop in the Southern Silk
Road, which gives the city a superiority to serve as
a gateway for China to communicate with Southeast Asia,
which continues until this day. The city has also cultivated
numerous well-known talents in China, such as Zheng
He (who traveled far away across the Atlantic seven
times), the composer of China's national anthem, Nie
Er, scientists Yang Zhenning and Deng Jiaxian as well
as mathematician Hua Luogeng, etc. The 1999 International
Horticultural Exposition held in Kunming has also given
more fame to the city.
Favored by nature and accumulated with deep
cultures influences, Kunming has formed three unique
facets, that is, picturesque landscapes, cultural interests
and splendid local customs. 'The First Wonder of the
World', Yunnan Stone Forest is a splendid example of
typical karst physiognomy and a real labyrinth that
often stuns visitors. Dianchi Lake Scenic Area, famed
as 'A Pearl of Yungui Plateau', is the perfect place
for relaxation and sightseeing. Nearby one can also
find the 'Sleeping Beauty' Western Hill, and the enthralling
Daguan Park with an overlooking pavilion. In addition,
the fantastic Black Dragon Pool in the city is also
worth seeing. Travelers most appreciate the pool and
other age-old trees there. It is also inviting to view
the spectacular big bell in the Golden Temple and the
hundreds of lifelike Arhats in Qiongzhu Temple.
Kunming Travel Attractions