It’s always spring time in Kunming! The picturesque lakeside city is also known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ for its flower blossoms and pleasant weather all year long.
Kunming is located at an altitude of 1,900 metres (6,234 feet) above sea level and at a latitude just north of the Tropic of Cancer.
This capital of the Yunnan province is known for its cultural diversity, with 25 ethnic groups forming the perfect blend of culture and heritage.
Top Must Do’s
Dongchuan Red Land
Beauty beyond description or drawing, the dramatic landscape is considered one of the most magnificent red lands in the world.
With gorgeous hues of red, gold and green, it’s no wonder the Dongchuan Red Land is named God’s Palette in Yunnan.
World Horti-Expo Garden
More than 2 million trees and flowers from more than 2550 species form this spectacular garden which was the spot for the World Horticultural Expo.
Landscaping and gardening arts from all over the world are preserved here for all nature lovers to enjoy.
Jiuxiang Scenic Area
Formed some 600 million years ago during the Sinian period, Jiuxiang Scenic Area is called the ‘Hometown of the Karst Caves’ and rightly so.
There are more than 100 caves here in this comprehensive scenic area, creating magnificent underground fantasy-like sceneries.
The Stone Forest
Known as one of the most dramatic attractions in Kunming, the amazing set of limestone formation seems to emanate from the ground, creating an illusion of a forest made of stone.
Visitors taking the winding road to the peak will be astounded by the natural beauty of The Stone Forest.
Golden Temple (Taihe Palace)
Located on top of Singing Phoenix Hill is the Hall of Supreme Harmony, also known as Taoist Taihe Palace.
The moniker Golden Temple came about because of the effect from the copper cast all around the structures which gleamed like gold in the shining sun.
Quick facts about Kunming
JAN – MAR
Winter, average: 10°C – 14°C, cool and mild days. Bring warm clothes.
APR – JUN
Spring, average: 16°C – 24°C, pleasantly sunny, great time to visit the outdoors.
JUL – SEP
Summer, average: 20°C – 26°C, hot with rainy days. Remember to drink lots of water when going out and about.
OCT – DEC
Autumn, average: 13°C – 18°C, pleasantly sunny. Weather starts to get cold quickly, so pack a warm jacket.
|Currency||Chinese Renminbi (RMB)|
|Language||Kunming Dialect, Mandarin|
|Time zone||UTC +8|
|Telephone code||+86 871|
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