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Kunming Attractions

Kunming Attractions

Praised as ‘the City of Eternal Spring’, Kunming is endowed with pleasant climate, beautiful natural sights and cultural landscapes. More and more domestic and foreign tourists are attracted by this charming city.

Long history and unique geological framework has given Kunming many popular attractions. The best-known site should be Yunnan Stone Forest, located in the east of Kunming City and is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Kunming. Reputed as the 'First Wonder of the World', it impresses visitors with magnificent stone masterpieces, various strange and steep intricate formations, and countless labyrinthine vistas. The main tourist spot in Stone Forest is Liziying Stone Forest, and it consists of Stone Forest Lake, Big Stone Forest, Small Stone Forest and Plum Garden, all encompassed within a total area of 12 km².

Covering an area of 300 square kilometers, Dianchi Lake is the largest lake of Kunming. With picturesque scenery and its location on the Yungui Plateau, the lake is fames as 'A Pearl on the Plateau'. With cyan water and breath-taking scenery, this ocean-like lake is indeed the best place to go for those people who wish to get away from the bustling city and be close to nature.

The Golden Temple, also known as Taihe Palace, the temple is the largest one in China ever built from bronze. Located on the charming Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill which is the home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony), the Golden Temple is the most important and active Taoist temple in Kunming.

Situated on Mt. Yu'an to the northwest of Kunming, Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Temple) is a famous Buddhist temple. It features 500 colored clay sculptures of Arhats and surrounding bamboo forest.

The World Horticultural Expo Garden becomes a hot tourist attraction for its gardening and horticultural works on the theme of "Man and Nature". Pavilions, towers, terraces, banks, islets and bridges, all of these in the garden will catch your eyes.

With its stunning and unique natural scenery, West Hill has enjoyed great fame and was celebrated as the most beautiful place in Yunnan".

Besides these sites, Kunming will give you an enjoyable experience with more other attractions such as the Grand View Park, Black Dragon Pool, Yuantong Temple, minority villages and Flowers and Birds Market. Kunming tour will create a lifetime memory for you with its bewitching natural scenery, unique culture and friendly people.

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