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Kunming is approximately at the same location as northern Mexico, only on the other side of the world. However, because it's situated on a 1.2 -mile (2-km) high plateau and enjoys a protected location, with mountains to the north, east and west, it has a mild climate; with an average temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius), making it spring all year round.

The jurisdiction of Kunming has an area of 3,844 sq. miles (6200 sq. km), including four city districts and four rural counties (which supply the city with fruit and vegetables year round). It is one of the major cities that mainland Chinese go to as tourists, over 2,000,000 per year, with another 800,000 foreign tourists visiting annually. If you're interested in finding out why so many people come to Kunming visit the Tourism section of this site.

Yunnan is home to 25 ethnic minorities, and is endowed with a remarkable traditional folk culture. And Kunming, the capital city, celebrated as "City of Eternal Spring", is well known for its diverse cultures, breath-taking natural scenery and pleasant climate.In tropical zone, Kunming is well-known for its comfortable weather condition all year round.  The city has neither severe winter nor extremely hot summer. Weather and climate here is really mild with blooming flowers and lush vegetation all the time.

Standing side by side with its remarkable local folk culture, Kunming is a modern city with impressive skyscrapers and Hi-tech international Groups. The International Tourism Mart held here annually makes the city even more famous. Beautiful attractions here include Stone Forest, Xishan ( West Hill ), Jiuxiang and Yunnan Nationalities Village, Daguan Park, Black Dragon Pool and much more.

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2011-05-23
Bird-Flower Market is located in the center of Kunming s downtown area, and is a bazaar focusing on flowers and pets such as gold fish, birds, and however, the market boasts many other commodities for sale. The market retains the feel of a traditional Chinese ...Read More
2011-05-23
Located in Xiangyun County, Bai Autonomous Prefecture of Dali City, Yunnan Yi gets its name due to the establishment in Yunnan, Ming and Qing Dynasty; it belongs to the old haunt of Yunnan County in Han Dynasty and Yunnan Shire in Wei and Jin Dynasty. It was ...Read More
2011-05-23
Erhai Lake is a famous alpine lake in Yunnan, known as Kunming Lake in ancient times, just as its name implies, is similar to an ear in the form. It is a lake formed after a foundering of the earth's crust. It is a fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an ...Read More

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by Lysimachus 2011-05-23
Yunnan Botanic Garden is located 17 kilometers (10.5miles) from the city proper in the north suburb of Kunming. The garden enjoys picturesque scenery. The blossom of flowers and the trees all the year around fill the air with their perfumes. The botanical garden has almost 4000 kinds of tropical and subtropical plantation, most of which are decorative plant, ...
by Regan 2011-05-23
Zheng He Park is located in the small town of Jinning in Yunnan and 60 kilometers south of Kunming. The park, built in 1980, covers an area of 250 hectares. It is a memorial garden built in commemoration of Zheng He, the great navigator of the Ming Dynasty. Entering the park, there are relief sculptures on both sides of the gate called "the Seven Navigations ...
by Anjana 2011-05-23
The Huating Buddhist Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple that was originally a retreat for the local ruler, and is one of the major tourist attractions in the Western Hills area. Sitting at the foot of Mount Huating, it is one of the best-preserved Buddhist temples in Kunming. The 900-year-old temple was originally designed as a county temple for Gao ...