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Top 5 Attractions in Kunming, China

Kunming is a modern city in China claiming to be the transportation hub of Yunnan province. The city has a number of beautiful temples, lush parks as well as luxury hotels making it a great place to visit in China. Known as the city of 'Eternal Spring' the moderate weather throughout the year adds on to the attractiveness of this city as a travel destination.


Explore the Temples

There are a number of beautiful temples that you can explore in China to learn about their rich culture as well as religious influence. The golden temple is one of the most popular temples in China that has a unique architecture. Most of the interior is made of bronze an interesting fact about this temple is that weighs more than 280 tons. It is one of the largest bronze temples in China that has been well preserved. Another must visit the temple in Kunming is Huating temple which is the largest temple in Yunnan province. Built in 1063 this temple covers a land area of 12,000 square metres. What's really special about this temple is that it is located at the bottom of a mountain.


Visit the Green Lake Park

One of the best ways to enjoy your vacation is to take an evening stroll down a park as you relax and experience a new city. Green Lake park is where you can meet some locals and enjoy a walk along with the greenery of 22 hectares in the midst of ponds and pavilions. You can drop by at one of the dainty little cafes along the park for a coffee or tea to take a break from your walk. If you are here during the month of November you will even be able to witness everyone's favourite red beaked seagulls who stop by the park. Green lake park is located within close proximity to most hotels such as Grand Park Kunming, a luxury hotel in China.


Dragon Gate

Dragon gate is one of the most popular places to visit in Kunming which is a collection of pavilions, temples and grottoes. Located in the Western Hills in Xishan Park the Dragon gate leads you to a beautiful park over the Dianchi lake. What's special about this place is the Dragon gate that is carved out of rock which is a spectacle to see despite the difficulty in getting there. If you are up for a hike and an adventurous trip on your tour to China Dragon gate is the place to see.


Stroll down Kunming Old Street

Old street in Kunming is truly a treat to your eyes where you can witness the oldest architecture and buildings in Kunming. It consists of 10 old streets most of which are over 90 years old. What better way to learn about the heritage and culture of China and even taste some of their authentic dishes than taking a walk in the old street. What's best is that Kunming old street is only a 15-minute walk away from Grand Park Kunming hotel, a top hotel in Kunming.


Kunming Museum

Kunming museum hosts some interesting artefacts belonging to the World War II period. The most interesting feature of the museum is the Dharani Pillar, a 6.7 metre stone pillar belonging to the Kingdom of Dali. A visit to the museum will be worth your time when in Kunming to learn about the ancient cultures and traditions of China.