A Travel Guide to Kunming – Plan a Memorable Getaway

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Located in the southern Yunnan province of China, Kunming is a quite enchanting city which has a rich heritage and is home to truly breathtaking natural beauty. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning a holiday here.

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Choosing Accommodation

If you are planning on some sightseeing look to find accommodation that offers convenient access to sites on your itinerary. For example, staying near the Old Town means you can easily visit key temples, while those at a Green Lake hotel Kunming has to offer can walk to one of the city’s most popular lakes.

What to See

Home to four scenic lakes and tree-lined walkways, the Green Lake Park, within walking distance from Grand Park Kunming is ideal for those love nature. The Yuantong Temple, Kunming Golden Temple and the Eastern and Western Pagodas are amongst the sacred sites, while the Old Town and Kunming City Museum offer great insights into local history.

Getting Around

When it comes to getting around the city and visiting some of these attractions, travellers can make use of public subway or bus services. Of course, there is also the option of hiring taxis, though do make sure they have a working meter.

Exciting Excursions

A not to be missed excursion is a visit to the ancient Stone Forest around 90 km from the city; this UNESCO World Heritage Site features some truly amazing limestone formations. Also worth exploring are the Western Hills & Dragon Gate and the fascinating Jiuxiang Caves.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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