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Top 06 Attractions In Kunming – Capital Of Yunnan

Kunming is a fascinating city and perfect gateway to the beautiful Yunnan Province and the economic and cultural centre. This city has many exciting attractions to keep you busy whether on transit or visiting for a few days. Here are the top attractions in Kunming.


Explore The Dianchi Lake Quarter

Dianchi Lake located in the southwest of Kunming is a lovely precinct for some rest and relaxation. There you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the promenade, watch in fascination the antics of the seagulls and even feed them and look forward to a lazy sail on the lake. If you are up for some action hire a bike and ride around the lake, exploring the pretty environs.


njoy The Beauty Of Green Lake Park

One of the most beautiful parks in Kunming this city central oasis is just a few minutes from Grand Park Kunming. The park is not only right smack in the city but is located at the base of the Luofeng Mountain and bordered by Wuhua Mountain and the university, thus many travelers look for a well-located Green Lake hotel Kunming has to offer. Locally known as Cuihu Park the gardens central attraction is Green Lake spreading across 37 hectares. The park itself is 52 hectares with the lake once connected to Dianchi Lake. There too you can choose to relax, enjoy nature, feed the gulls and explore the five pavilions.


Visit The Fascinating Stone Forest

The Stone Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 90kms from Kunming city centre. Made up of rare karst formations the forest is a stunning work of nature to explore. Not only is the trip invigorating to body and soul, but you also get to explore a part of ancient China and marvel at natures creativity.


Trek The Western Hills

A must visit this park is located in southwest Kunming and boasts peaks as high as 2500 metres. A gorgeous lookout point the higher altitudes of the park offer sweeping views of the surroundings including Dianchi Lake and the city. Dragons Gate is an iconic attraction there which you should not miss, as the place, according to ancient folklore, is where you go to pray for your dearest wishes due to its use as a Taoist and Buddhist grotto in days of yore.


Check Out The Jiuxiang Caves

This site can be combined with your visit to the Stone Forest as both attractions are along the same route. Located about 100kms from Kunming city centre the caves can be accessed via cable car, which is only one way. The caves are quite fascinating with plenty of prehistoric allure to grab your attention.


Enjoy Time At The Flower And Bird Market

The Flower and Bird Market is located in downtown Kunming. If you love bursts of colour, the trill of birds and discovering the exotic do head over to this precinct. A lovely place to spend your morning hours at, the place is perfect for starting your day on a happy note.