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Kunming

Trip Planner Asia  /  China  /  Yunnan  /  Kunming
(3.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: nature, sightseeing, historic sites

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province. Exquisite temples and pavilions offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing in Kunming, which you can combine with countless gastronomic tours. The city details its rich industrial heritage at ancient locations now turned into museums, while other museums cover ethnography, railway, zoology, and military themes. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore a long limestone cave, visit a stone forest, or marvel at the backdrop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains at the mysterious Black Dragon Pond. Our China vacation builder allows you to plan your trip to Kunming and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Attracting tourists year-round, Kunming provides a wide range of accommodations for a variety of visitors. Luxurious hotels lie on both banks of the Panlong River, while mid-range hotels cluster in the center. Popular among backpackers exploring this big city and the entire Yunnan Province, Kunming also offers a range of low-budget facilities in the downtown area. Choose from a number of budget options around the railway station and along Beijing Road north of the station.
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