Kunming One Day Trip to Stone Forest and Western Hills

Kunming one day trip Attractions to visit: Stone Forest( World Nature Heritage site, Geography Park), Western Hills (Daoism Temples built along the cliff) or Golden Temple, Birds and Flowers Market. Itinerary: Pick you up at your hotel or Kunming Changshui International Airport, drive 1 hour (90 kilometers)to Shilin County to visit the Stone Forest. After visiting it for 3 hours, go to have lunch at Yi People’s Village or restaurants. Then drive 40 kilometers to visit Jiuxiang Caves or the Western Hills or Golden Temple. Suggested Travel Routes: Nearby Restaurants and Foods: Goat Cheese is a must-try food around the…

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Bamboo Temple

Bamboo Temple, Qiongzhu Temple, Qiongzhusi Why Go? The sculpture of 500 arhats is considered as the “jewels in the art treasures of oriental sculpture”, It’s the first Zen Temple in Yunnan Province. Location and History Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Temple) lies on the Yu’an Mountain, and it’s 10 kilometers northwest of Kunming. It owns a special appeal, in particular for the statues of 500 lifelike arhats. During the reign of Emperor Guanxu in Qing Dynasty, the well-known sculptor Li Guxiu from Sichuan Province came to this temple with five disciples. And it took them more than 7 years to sculpt the…

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Dianchi Lake

Dianchi Lake, Dian Lake, Kunming Attractions Dianchi Lake is located in the southwest of Kunming city; it has an elevation of 1886 meters above the sea level, covering an area of 330 square kilometers. It is the sixth largest lake in Yunnan Province, and it’s the sixth biggest fresh water lake in China. The average depth of Dianchi Lake is 5 meters, and the deepest area is 8 meters. The exit of Dian Lake is Tanglangchuan River which is the upper reach of Pude River, a branch of Yangtze River Dianchi Lake used to be called Kunming Lake, Diannan Lake,…

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Daguanlou Park

Daguanlou Park lies 5 kilometers southwestern suburbs of Kunming City, facing the Taihua Mountains over the water. This park is characterized by blue water, flowers, lotus ponds, fish, long dikes and willow trees. It boasts both the elegance of ancient temples and Natural Park.

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Golden Temple

Golden Temple is located on Mingfeng Mountain in the northeast of Kunming. Since there were parrots here in the past, this mountain is also called Parrot Hill. The Golden Temple is also listed as the national historical relics in the country. At the gate of Taihe Palace stands a red wall with four characters: “Yingwuchunshen” which means “Parrot Hill is always permeated with spring”. Although it was named Golden Temple, it’s actually made of copper. During the Ming dynasty, Yunnan boasts the greatest copper production in China. And a governor in Ming dynasty named Chengyongbin ordered people to build the…

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Kunming Weather

Situated at an elevation of 1890 meters, Kunming features a milder climate than most other Chinese cities, and can be visited at any time of a year. The temperature here is stable in a year, but it drops suddenly during a day. It’s warm at noon and it gets cold in the morning and at night. The average temperature in Kunming is just 20 degrees all the year round. Winter is short and warm. In summer it is neither too hot. The highest temperature is 38 degrees, it one lasts several days. The lowest temperature is just -1 degree. There would…

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The Huating Temple and Taihua Temple

The Huating Temple is situated along the road to the top of the Western Hills, which is located at an elevation of 2040 meters. Most of the buildings were constructed in 1920, a Zen monk named Xuyun went everywhere to raise money to build it . It consists of the Hall of Four Heavenly King, Hall of Great Power and Bell Tower. It was designed with the most typical layout which is called “seven guardian buildings”. This temple is the largest and most magnificent Buddhist temple in Kunming. The Taihua Temple houses a elegant collection of Magnolia trees and plum…

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The Western Hill Forest Park

Situated on the western side of Dianchi Lake, the Western Hill Forest Park is also known as Green Peacock Mountian. It’s 12 kilometers away from Kunming proper. Seen from afar, it looks like a sleeping beauty or sleeping Buddha with the back lying along Dianchi Lake. So the locals call the Western Hills “Sleeping Beauty Mountain” or “Sleeping Buddha Mountain”. Here there are such scenic spots as Taihua Temple, Huating Temple, Sanqing Temple, Dragon Gate Grotto, Magnolia Garden, Shenan Pavilion and the Tomb of Nie Er. The Huating Temple is situated along the road to the top of the Western…

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6 Days Kunming, Dongchuan, Luoping Tour

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Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Kunming Airport Upon your arrival in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, situated in the southmost of China. It has pleasant climate and can be visited in any season. Our tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to Birds and Flowers Market where locals sell all kinds of pets, birds, indoor trees and flowers. Meal: Chinese Food (Cross-Bridge Rice Noodls) Accommodation: Kunming Day 2 Kunming—Dongchuan Drive from Kunming to Dongchuan Red Soil Land. (210 kilometers, 4 hours drive) Along the road to Dongchuan, you can visit the second highest bridge in…

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3 Days Kunming Photo Tour

  Destinations: Kunming, Dongchuan Red Soil Land Attractions: Luoxiagou, Jinxiuyuan, Damakan, Single Tree, Qicaipo, Lepuao. Detailed Itinerary. Day 1  Kunming—Dongchuan Upon your arrival at Kunming International Airport, drive 3.5 hours to Dongchuan Red Soil Land. On the way to Dongchuan you can visit the second highest bridge in Asia, Lepuao, Luoxiagou and Laorongshu.Then come back to Lepuao to enjoy sunset scenery. Day 2 Dongchuan—Kunming Gut up earlily to visit Damakan and enjoy the sunrise. Then come back along the same road to visit Jinxiuyuan, Qicaipo and come back to have breakfast at your hotel. Finally drive back to Kunming. If…

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