Kunming Tourism

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

  • Know the pollution level of Kunming before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Kunming for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kunming.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.57 (Low)
    • Attacks 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.71 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.43 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Kunming is 138.48 (High)

    • Safety Index 67.33 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.06 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.12 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.19 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.04 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 60.37 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kunming

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.71 USD

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