Dubbed as the city of Eternal Spring for its beautiful weather round the year, Kunming is a prefectural city in the Southwest of China, and is the largest in the province of Yunnan. The city inherits rich heritage and is the cultural and economic hub of the province, which makes it a favourite destination on the vacation planners of numerous tourists.
From ancient days, Kunming was benefited from trade, owing to its ideal location towards South-East Asia, Tibet and India. It became a part of the Kingdom of Nanzhao in the medieval ages and was later ruled by the Ming and Qing dynasties. During the Second World War, it played an important role as an American Air Base and Chinese military centre. It is now turned into a tourism centre with the conception of skyscrapers and several luxury hotels.
The city of Kunming comprises of an ancient walled town, commercial and residential districts, and university campuses. The city centre is a major tourist attraction with five roads diverged at a place that’s always bustling with people.
Numerous streets with stylish architecture, unique floral and bird markets, several temples and national parks in and around the city fills up the space on your Kunming itineraries. In addition to these, the rich culture and heritage of the city offers you a lot of activities to do and places to visit.
Like many other Chinese cities, even Kunming has been under constant renovation with streets being widened and the increase in the number of high-rises. However, you could also experience some laid-back holiday with the locals here. So, add Kunming to your trip planner and visit it during your next holiday.
Essential travel information and Kunming tips for your visit
- It’s always better to carry a jacket around during the monsoons as the rainfalls may be unexpected.
- Beware of the people who charge extra amount on transport and shopping. Know the details properly beforehand.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Kunming
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