Kunming enjoys the reputation of "Spring City", the capital of Yunnan Province, China's gateway city to Southeast Asia and South Asia, a famous historical and cultural city of the country, an important tourist and commercial city in my country, and one of the important central cities in the western region. Kunming is located in the middle of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, with Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the north, Yuxi City in the southwest, Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the southeast, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the west, and Qujing City in the east.
Kunming Travel Guide
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|How to get to Kunming from Yunnan||Kunming Travel FAQS|
|Top things to do in Kunming||Kunming Dining|
Top Kunming Tours
|"Spring City" Travel: Full Day Kunming Essence Tour|
|Highlight:See the essential sightseeing spots on this comprehensive full day tour of Kungming, known as the "Sping city" in China. Travel with your knowledgeable Kunming local guide, get an insight into the cultural and local life here. Take the stress out of planning transport with the hotel or train station pick up and drop off service.|
|Private Full Day Stone Forest & Jiuxiang Scenic Resort Tour from Kunming|
|Highlights:Travel to visit the Kunming Stone Forest and Jiuxiang cave will be a essential sightseeing during your stay. Both of them are two of the most impressive natural wonders in Yunnan. By this private Kunming day tour means you can visit at your own pace and a deal tour for first-time visitors to Kunming or those short on time. Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.|
|3 Days Most Recommended Kunming Spring City Tour|
|Highlights:Have no idea how to spend 3 days in Kunming? Join in this tour that allows you to visit the largest buddhist temple in Kunming, to discover the history and culture of Kunming, to experince the real life at local market. What's more, you are sured be amazed at the magical landscape of the Stone Forest.|
What to see in Kunming
|Stone Forest||Green Lake|
|Yuantong Temple||Dragon Gate|
Frenquetly Asked Questions on Planing Kunming Tours
1. How Big is Kunming?
Kunming covers an area of 21473 square kilometers. There are 7 districts, 3 counties and 3 autonomous counties in Kunming, with a permanent resident population of 6.85 million and an urban population of 4.9902 million. The urbanization rate is 72.85%, and the permanent resident population is 2.19 million.
2. What is the Visa Policy in Kunming?
From January 1, 2019, Kunming will implement visa free transit policy for personnel from 53 countries, and the scope of activities for foreigners during the period of visa free transit is limited to the administrative region of Kunming city. Applicable countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburg, Maltese, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, BIH, Heishan, Macedonian, Albania, Belarus, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE and Qatar.
3. What to see in Kunming?
Kunming is one of the top ten tourist cities in China. The main scenic spots are Green Lake (Cuihu),Yuantong Temple,Dragon Gate,West Hill (Xishan Mountain),Dianchi Lake,Yunnan Nationalities Museum,Stone Forest,Yunnan Ethnic Village,Dongchuan Red Land,Zhenqing Culture Square
4. How to get the Stone Forest from Kunming downtown?
You can takes the high-speed train at Kunming South Railway Station and get off at Shilin West Railway Station. Then hire a taxi to get to the Stone Forest Scenic Area.
5. Best time to visit Kunming?
Kunming is suitable for tourism throughout the year, and the best travel time is from March to October. This is the time when Yunnan ethnic minorities have the most festivals, and it is also the best season with the most fruits and flowers. It will make your travel more fruitful.
6. What to eat in Kunming, is there any special cuisine?
Food has always been a unique label of a city and an important part of tourism. Kunming's unique geographical has created a unique catering culture. The most popular Kunming cuisine as belows: Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐, Xuanwei Ham 宣威腿, Ru Bing 乳饼, Pineapple Rice 菠萝饭, Braised Wild Mushrooms 红烧鸡枞, Yunnan Mashed Potatoes 老奶洋芋, Rice Cake/Er Kuai 饵块, Steam Pot Chicken 汽锅鸡, Crossing Bridge Rice Noodles 过桥米线.
7. What kind of souvenir worth to buy?
Kunming is a city with rich regional culture, and its specialties are also rich and diverse. One of the most distinctive things, such as: Yunyan cigarette, Pu'er tea, Wood carving crafts, Yunnan edible fungi, as well as special snacks: Cross bridge rice noodles are worth buying.
8. How to get from Kunming to Shangri-la?
There are only two ways available between Kunming and Shangri-La: by flight or long-distance bus. Taking flights only needs around 1~1.5 hours which is more comfortable and convenient, while taking long-distance bus is the cheaper one.
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