Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Today it is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural center of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. Kunming...
Chinese Name: 昆明
English IPA: [kʊn'mɪŋ]
Location: Central Yunnan
Population (city): 6,626,000
Language: Kunming Dialect
Zip code: 650000
Tel code: 0871
Time zone: (UTC+8)
Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Today it is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural center of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. Kunming is the forefront and the portal that China facing Southeast Asia, South Asia and even the Middle East, of southern Europe and Africa. Kunming is also called the Spring city due to its moderate weather. According to the report by Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016, Kunming rank 2nd livable city in China.
Highlights of Kunming
- Spring City: With its perpetual spring-like weather which provides the ideal climate for plants and flowers, Kunming is known as the “Spring City”. The city is covered with blossoms and lush vegetation all-year round.
- Black-headed Gull: Every winter, black-headed gulls from Siberia fly to Kunming and settle in Green Lake and Dianchi Lake, forming a harmonious scene of human beings and nature.
Kunming Travel Guide introduces useful travel information of Kunming including travel tips, attractions, top things to do, tours, transportation, weather, climate, food, restaurants, accommodation, festivals, nightlife, activities, education, shopping, photos and maps.
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Kunming is called as the Ever Spring City, always waiting you to explore its beauty. Before you start your trip, figuring out Kunming Attractions and what to do in Kunming will make this trip more pleasant and go well. strolling in the parks, temples of Kunming is really enjoyable. You can also watch seagulls in Dianchi Lake area in winter or early spring. Outskirts top attractions like Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Caves, Dongchuan Red Land gradually become travellers’ preference. Besides, you can [...]
Like other top tourist city, Kunming is also well-known for its breathtaking and unique natural landscape and folk culture. Among these dramatic sites, Yunnan Stone Forest and Dongchuan Red Land are representative of Kunming tourism. The classic Kunming tour covers some top destinations like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La. Private tour packages are offered according to personal preference. Kunming travel packages list all of Kunming tours, Kunming day tours, Indochina tours with Kunming and China tours including Kunming. Plan Kunming tours including 1-30 [...]
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Climate & When to Go
Having low latitude plateau monsoon climate, Kunming enjoys the fame of 'Spring City' because of its moderate climate. The average annual temperate is 15℃ and yearly precipitation is 1035 mm. The weather of Kunming is never hot in summer and cold in winter. The yearly temperature difference is small but the daily temperature difference is large, up to 12-20℃ in winter and 4-10℃ in summer. There is a saying ' four seasons can be found in one day'. The annual precipitation can [...]
Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Today it is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural center of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. Kunming is the forefront and the portal that China facing Southeast Asia, South Asia and even the Middle East, of southern Europe and Africa. Travelers would do well to familiarize themselves with the provincial, inter-provincial, and internationally-linked transportation network, including travel options by [...]
Festivals and Activities
Kunming is the capital and the largest city in Yunnan Province and located in the center of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau at an altitude of 1900 meters, owes a cultural blend of 26 ethnic minority groups as well as breathtaking natural scenery. Here we list the main festivals in Kunming. Check these festivals and pay attention to the time of favored ones. Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival It’s Annually held in May Day, lasts five days in total, it is also celebrated with [...]
Kunming, renowned as the City of Eternal Spring, is a city with pleasant all the year round without muggy summer and cold winter. Four seasons are all best time to visit Kunming; however the peak time comes in spring, with great temperature, lush green trees and colorful flowers adorning every corner of the city. Note also that in Yunnan in general, regardless of the region, the temperature varies from daytime to nighttime, so adequate outer clothing is a must for evening [...]
Kunming is located in the middle of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau at an altitude of 1900 meters, the capital and the largest city in Yunnan Province. Reputed as “the City of Eternal Spring”, Kunming is suitable to be visited all year round. Yunnan Adventure Travel selects some maps for travellers to figure out what you are going to visit and how to visit. Map of Kunming city, map of Kunming attractions, map of Kunming tour routes, map of Kunming transportation, map [...]
Kunming Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces Where to stay in Kunming and the recommended Kunming 5-star luxury hotels, Comfortable 4-star, Economic 3-star and Cheap Hostels recommended by TripAdvisor. [...]