Yunnan Nationalities Village Kunming China – A Melting Pot of Culture and Precious Traditions

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The Yunnan Nationalities Village which covers a vast area of 208 acres, offers visitors the chance to explore and learn more about the various cultures, traditions, and rituals of up to 25 ethnic groups!

The Yunnan Nationalities

The village is home to over 25 ethnic minorities who have their own unique architecture, traditions, beliefs and even their very own dialects. Well, know ethnic groups include the Zhuang, Mongols, Manchus, and the Tibetans while minority ethnic groups include the Bai, Dai, and Miao among others.

The Yunnan Nationalities | Image Credit - G41rn8, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia Commons
The Yunnan Nationalities | Image Credit – G41rn8, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Things to see

Each individual village offers something unique and different such as their own temples built in varying designs. Carvings with zodiac signs and animals such as the exquisite tiger illustrations, done by the Yi are displayed along with cultural showcases such as the peacock dance performed by the music-loving Dai.

Things to Do

Apart from visiting the villages of different ethnic groups, other entertaining activities such as an elephant show, cabarets, and water screen films can be enjoyed by visitors.

Kunming | Image Credit - G41rn8, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Kunming | Image Credit – G41rn8, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There

The park is situated in the suburbs of Kunming province, right on the shores of the stunning Dianchi Lake. Interested tourists can reach the cultural hotspot directly by the bus lines 24, 73 and 94. Alternatively, transport could be arranged through a hotel. Kunming is home to a wide range of accommodation including the likes of Grand Park Kunming, which cater to the discerning taste of global travellers.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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