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4.5 out of 5
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1,017 people visited Kunming
KUNMING, the capital of the Yunnan province, is the most laid-back city in the country. Known as "city of eternal spring," both the weather and inhabitants are usually temperate and sunny. The city itself is a clean but ordinary blend of roads and glassy modern office blocks, but its is surrounded by beautiful limestone hills. The countryside is filled with many temples, and Kunming is a great starting point to explore the Yunnan peninsula.
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    Georgina Iraheta
    4 Dec 16, 2013

    Kunming is known as "The City of Eternal Summer" in China. Not so much this morning when I opened the window. If you are planning on visiting better come in the spring.

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    Stephen Bugno
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    Yes, it's another of China's huge cities. But, Kunming has a different feel. It's on the fringe of China, way out in Yunnan Province, where all aspects of modernity haven't quite permeated. It's like the city is developing faster than the common people. It's a more pleasant city than most in China with parks, less pollution, and fantastic weather. Kunming is known as the city of eternal springtime.

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    Yvette T.
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    3 Jun 11, 2013

    A cosmopolitan travel hub to get to the rest of Yunnan. Basically not much to do/see in Kunming, minus a couple local day trips (to Shilin or JiuXiang).

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    Becky M.
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    A cosmpolitan Chinese city located in a beautiful natural setting, near the mountains and on a big lake. They must not get a lot of Western tourists (people were staring and taking pictures of us all over town), and that alone is part of what makes it so nice. Lots of things to do, from hiking in the Western Hills, to simply strolling around Green Lake in downtown area. The experience of visiting the two temples in the Western Hills, which are completely non-touristy, unlike temples in more highly visited cities, is possibly my favorite memory of visiting China.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    3 Nov 06, 2013

    More a hub for onward travel than a destination in itself, Yunnan's capital city remains a very pleasant place to rest and recover for a few days en route elsewhere. The University area is quite international, with some cool cafes, bookstores and restaurants, and Jinmabiji square and bar street has surprisingly good nightlife for a medium-sized provincial capital. Possibly the best, though? The food streets in and around the old Muslim Quarter, where you can swill green tea as you gobble down cold chicken feet in a mouth-numbing soy-and-chili marinade with construction workers and suits fresh out of the office.

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    c C
    5 Aug 30, 2013

    Durian chocolate

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    Ng Kahchoong
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    amazing!

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    5 Jul 01, 2012
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    3 May 21, 2012
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    丘平
    4 Aug 19, 2011

    坐在公车上让凉风吹鼓袖子,彩色的建筑

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