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05 Top Rated Kunming Attractions – Splendours Of Nature

Kunming is the capital of China's Yunnan Province, noted for its natural beauty. In this article, you will discover top rated Kunming attractions which will not only be food for the soul but the perfect venues for those envious social media updates.

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The Stone Forest

Huge limestone columns form an almost magical maze to make up the ruggedly gorgeous Stone Forest. Taking you back to a time when China was shrouded in mystery and magic, this park is the provinces iconic attraction. Listed as a top geological park the Stone Forest is 87kms from the city centre of Kunming and has been a cherished park since the start of the Ming Dynasty. The park is over 270 million years old and consists of both small and large gardens inlaid with the limestone columns.

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The Flower And Bird Market Of Kunming

This lovely precinct is found on Yongdao Street just 14 minutes from Grand Park Kunming, if you are looking for a hotel in the heart of Kunming. One of the best attractions in downtown Kunming this market was setup in 1980 and was first for the purpose of selling pets, birds, goldfish and flowers. However, like the parks, popularity increased it soon turned into a huge tourist attraction cum leisure precinct where people go to enjoy the colourful surroundings, chill and check out the cute critters.

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The Grand View Tower

This attraction too is close to your Kunming city hotel and is located on Daguan Road. The Grand View Tower or Daguan Lou is perched at the edge of pretty Dianchi Lake. The tower had humble beginnings when a monk decided to erect a small temple there in 1682; later in 1690 the Yunnan Provinces administrator being highly impressed by the stunning views at the location went ahead and built a huge park around the humble temple. The place was enhanced with rockeries, pavilions, bonsai groves, terraces and lush forests.

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The Golden Temple

This temple is located within the Jindian Park of Kunming. The Golden Temple is an active Taoist Temple and most noted for its traditional architectural styles. The place boasts sixteen pillars, traditional altars, altar hangings and vintage statues all symbolising Chinese traditions and customs.

5

The Village Of Ethnic Culture

Not to be missed by culture buffs, this cultural precinct is home to 26 ethnic groups making up an interesting melting pot of cultures and traditions. Go there to experience the dances, customs, traditional rituals and much more. The village placed by the Dianchi Lake boasts stunning surroundings which are a fine example of Yunnan's environmental beauty.

6

Western Hill And Dragon Gate

This hill is a climb along the mountain face shrouded in lush greenery and inhabited by a vivid collection of bird life. Once you get to the top head over to the Dragons Gate which is said to be a symbol of good luck and a place to make wishes. Look forward to breath-taking vistas of the lake and evergreen gorges.

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