Located near the Green Lake Park, the historic Yuantong Temple and Kunming's Central Business District, the Grand Park Hotel stands out with its wavy facade in the heart of Kunming.
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 doView all
Feast on mushrooms
Yunnan is famous for having over hundreds of different types of mushrooms that are widely used for cooking.Family
Sampling Pu-er teaFamily
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 stayView all
Operated by the France-based Relais Chateaux luxury group, Brilliant Resort offers travellers an indulgent retreat in villas that are surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the Dianchi Lake.
Nestled near the Dianchi Lake and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Intercontinental Kunming is a stylish retreat for the discerning traveller.
Where to eatView all
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.
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.
A themed restaurant serving authentic Yunnanese and Cantonese cuisine, this restaurant is decorated with numerous military memorabilia such as war relics and trinkets.
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.