The province of Yunnan spans across 394000 square kilometers and happens to be one of the most beautiful parts of China. Adorned with nature’s finest wonders and histories most significant landmarks, this province is like all of China in a nut shell. For visitors it is a convenient jackpot; 1 week in Yunnan and you can enjoy China in a fraction of the time.
The Capital of Yunnan is Kunming and this is where all Yunnan excursions begin. Kunming stands at a height of 200 m above sea level and boasts some spectacular panoramic views of the Yunnan province. Kunming is nicknamed the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ and from the moment you lay eyes on this city you will understands that it stands perfectly true to its name. With a gentle cool breeze caressing your skin and acres of lush colorful flowers, it really does feel like paradise on earth. Kunming is home to the famous stone forest. There is a local saying that ‘it is a waste visiting Kunming if one does not see the Stone Forest’ The Stone Forest is the cities rare and unique masterpiece. Made up of a number of strange and intricate rock formations it is worthy of being called the first wonder of the world. For those of you interested in cultural and religious places of interest, the Golden Temple is strongly recommended. The structure of this Buddhist temple is enormous making it the largest copper temple in all of China. The Origins of Taoism is beautifully illustrated through a series of features in the Temple. Other interesting places that should make its way into your itinerary includes the Qiongzhu Temple, the Expo Garden, the beautiful Western Hills and finally the Dianchi Lake. The Dianchi Lake makes the largest lake in Kunming and its tranquilizing ambience makes it a perfect spot to conclude your tour around Kunming.
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