Kunming Travel Guide
Kunming is approximately at the same location as northern Mexico, only on the other side of the world. However, because it's situated on a 1.2 -mile (2-km) high plateau and enjoys a protected location, with mountains to the north, east and west, it has a mild climate; with an average temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius), making it spring all year round.
The jurisdiction of Kunming has an area of 3,844 sq. miles (6200 sq. km), including four city districts and four rural counties (which supply the city with fruit and vegetables year round). It is one of the major cities that mainland Chinese go to as tourists, over 2,000,000 per year, with another 800,000 foreign tourists visiting annually. If you're interested in finding out why so many people come to Kunming visit the Tourism section of this site.
Yunnan is home to 25 ethnic minorities, and is endowed with a remarkable traditional folk culture. And Kunming, the capital city, celebrated as "City of Eternal Spring", is well known for its diverse cultures, breath-taking natural scenery and pleasant climate.In tropical zone, Kunming is well-known for its comfortable weather condition all year round. The city has neither severe winter nor extremely hot summer. Weather and climate here is really mild with blooming flowers and lush vegetation all the time.
Standing side by side with its remarkable local folk culture, Kunming is a modern city with impressive skyscrapers and Hi-tech international Groups. The International Tourism Mart held here annually makes the city even more famous. Beautiful attractions here include Stone Forest, Xishan ( West Hill ), Jiuxiang and Yunnan Nationalities Village, Daguan Park, Black Dragon Pool and much more.
This is Christy from China Highlight Travel in China.
There is no bus from Nanning to Xishuangbanna. You can take train from Nanning to Kunming. Price is about CNY290-350 for different seats and it takes 13 hours. Please see more on http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/search-result.aspThen transfer bus from Kunming West Train Station to XIshuangbanna(Jing Hong). Price for your reference is aboutCNY180, 7-8 hours. Good luck.
It may cost around US$180/per person(based on a group of 2 people) for a private tour. To quote firm price, could you tell us when, how many people and other related requirements you have pertaining to your travel..Carol Wang Replied on 2013-08-12
Hi Pat, we are a travel agency in China. We have office in Kunming. We can arrange this tour for you. I will send you a quotation for your reference.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-07-22
Hi Azman, Kunming is not a good place for shopping, but an excellent city for tour. The Stone Forest there is amazing. While touring in Kunming, our tour guide can also take you to the local market for shopping. How do you like it?Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-04-16
Hi Stephanie, we are a travel agency in China and have been in this line since 1959. Do you need us to arrange the tour and hotels for you?Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-04-15
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- Chinese Name: 昆明
- Chinese Pinyin: kūn míng
- Location:Southwest of China
- Latitude:25° N
- Longitude: 104° 41' E
- Elevation: 1895 M (6217 FT)
- Area Code: 0871
- Population:6.25 million
- Time Zon: (UTC+8)