Kunming in brief
Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan is renowned at home and abroad as a "Spring City" with evergreen tender leaves and never withered fresh flowers all the time. Situated in the northeast of Yunnan Province on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, the city is 1,894 meters above seal level, between latitude 243 to 262 north and longitude 1020 to 1030 east, and occupies an area of 15,561 square kilomete
The Stone Forest
The Stone Forest lies in the hinterland of the Middle Yunnan Plateau, 103°11″―103°29″ east longitude and 24°40″―24°56″ north latitude. Located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, it’s over 70 kilometers away from Kunming. The climate belongs to the subtropical low latitude monsoon climate, with an average temperature of 16℃. It’s a large-scale comprehensive tourism area incorporati
Kunming is not only the domestic transportation and communication center of Yunnan Province, but also one of China's ports to Southeast Asia. Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (KMG) is one of Chinese five international airports, running about 11 international airlines to Rangoon, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, New Delhi, Seoul, and Tokyo; two flights to Hong Kong and Macau a
Steaming-Pot Chicken (Qiguo ji)
This dish gained its name from steaming the chicken in a pot with a hollow tube in the center. It is a simple tasty dish. To make it, place chicken, ginger, a shallot, pepper and salt in the pot and steam for about four hours, during which time steam from the tube contacts the cold pot cover turning to water, then flows back into the pot to become delicious chicken
Nan Yao Market
Nan Yao Market, the largest open market dealing primarily with local specialties and handicrafts, ideally located beside the railway station and long-distance bus station, is closest to downtown.
The four-story traditional Yunnan Curio Building located in Nanping Lu houses old Yunnan artwork. The Jinma Biji Archway is itself an attraction in Jinbi Lu. Here many stores offer
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