As the most important tourism festival to invite investment for Yunnan Province, Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival has been held for 14 years since 2000. It usually lasts for one month from May 1st to June 1st each year, and it's an ideal opportunity for visitors to experience the natural scenery, cultural relics and folk customs of Yunnan Province.
Jointly hosted by China's National Tourism Administration and the People's Government of Yunnan Province, Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival highlights include an image ambassador selection, a floats parade, international music performances and folk custom exhibitions, such as the long street banquet. During the festival, well-dressed performance teams from all corners of Yunnan Province will get on the stage and give colorful and featured ethnic singing and dancing performances, displaying the rich and colorful history and culture of Yunnan Province in a vivid way.
In addition, Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival gives prominence to the uniqueness of Yunnan Province, especially its multi-ethnic minority culture, during which a number of performances allow visitors to interact with the performers, adding much luster to the festival.
The beautiful girls from 16 counties of Yunnan Province will gather together in Kunming to participate in an image ambassador selection during the Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival, and the winners will represent Kunming to promote the tourism resources of Kunming all over the world.
Kunming will be decorated with various kinds of blooming flowers during the International Cultural Tourism Festival, and a grand floats parade is also held with numerous people cheering on both sides of the main streets. The 16 image ambassadors selected from the 16 counties of Yunnan Province will greet visitors in the well-decorated cars, which is another highlight of the festival.
The international music performances will be held in the eight major squares of Kunming during the festival, when famous music bands from all over the world will perform for visitors, and visitors are also highly recommended to interact with them.
The long street banquet will be held in Kunming World Expo Park during the festival, which stretches for over 500 meters (1,640 feet) long and boasts of being the longest of its kind in the world.
In addition to participating in the festival, visitors are encouraged to discover more about the natural scenic spots, cultural relics and folk customs in Kunming, so it is also highly recommended to visit the Stone Forest, Yuantong Temple, Qiongzhu Temple, Yunnan Minority Village, Black Dragon Pool, Kunming Horticulture Expo Garden, Dongchuan Red Land and Yunnan Nationality Museum.
A tailor-made tour can be arranged to visit the major attractions of Yunnan during the festival, however, booking in advance is a must.
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Where: the major squares of Kunming, Yunnan Province
How to get there: A taxi can take you to the major squares from downtown Kunming.