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North Asia

Kunming China

The capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming is often called “The City of Eternal Spring” for its pleasant weather conditions all year round. In fact, the temperatures hardly ever go over 30 degrees Celsius, though it does get rather chilly during the winter, given that the city's at an altitude of 2000m.

Yunnan is home to most of China's ethnic minority people. Of the 55 groups, 51 can be found in the province, and this has influenced the culture and cuisine that you will find in Kunming. The Yi, Bai, and Dai people living in the city all have different ways of cooking, and the taste is generally more subtle than other Chinese regions like Sichuan.

Kunming is well known for its laid-back atmosphere and numerous scenic attractions like the Dianchi Lake, Shilin National Park, and the Sleeping Buddha Hill. It is also the perfect springboard from which to explore the other beautiful Yunnan cities like Dali, Lijiang and Xishuangbanna, either by car or short plane rides.

What to do

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Feast on mushrooms

Yunnan is famous for having over hundreds of different types of mushrooms that are widely used for cooking.

Family
What to do in Kunming - Sampling Pu-er tea  

Sampling Pu-er tea

Family

Learn about diverse cultures

Visit the Yunnan Nationalities Museum and the Yunnan Ethnic Village and learn about the diverse cultures in the city.

Cultural

Kunming Xishan Forest Park

Take a cable car and admire the view at Kunming Xishan Forest Park.

Nature

Where to eat

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Where to eat in Kunming - Salvador's Coffee House

Salvador's Coffee House

Salvador’s Coffee House is a Kunming institution highly popular amongst locals and expats for its excellent coffee and comprehensive menu of Western and Mexican dishes made using organic produce.

 International
What to eat in Kunming - Slice of Heaven

Slice of Heaven

Slice of Heaven brands itself as an independent cafe that aims to bring a slice of that famous cafe culture in Australia and New Zealand to Kunming.

 International
What to eat in Kunming - Flying Tigers Restaurant

Flying Tigers Restaurant

A themed restaurant serving authentic Yunnanese and Cantonese cuisine, this restaurant is decorated with numerous military memorabilia such as war relics and trinkets.

 Chinese

1910 La Gare du Sud

1910 La Gare du Sud serves upscale Yunnanese cuisine in refined settings. Diners should be prepared to spend a little more, but the quality and taste justify the costs.

 Chinese

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