Kunming Travel Guide
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Member Reviews (19)
- KunmingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 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.Recommended for:
- KunmingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 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.
- KunmingMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsNov 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.