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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Stone Forest

The Stone Forest is must for Yunnan Tours, Kunming tours, trips, travel guide, attractions Stone Forest is 86 kilometers southeast of Kunming City, it was declared by UNESCO as one of the “World Geological Park” in February 2004. It has such natural tourism resources as the limestone forest, underground caves, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. As the most karts’ landform on earth, the locals call it “the first mysterious scene in the world”. Also it’s the hometown of Ashima(阿诗玛) which is a branch of Yi People. Thus the whole scenic area is characterized by natural landscape, ethnic customs and scientific research. With an…

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Stone Forest, Kunming Attractoins, Highlights

This page features on Stone forest, Kunming ,Yunnan, attractions, highlights, tours, trips, tavel. Stone Forest is 86 kilometers southeast of Kunming City, it was declared by UNESCO as one of the “World Geological Park” in February 2004. It has such natural tourism resources as the limestone forest, underground caves, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. As the most karts’ landform on earth, the locals call it “the first mysterious scene in the world”. Also it’s the hometown of Ashima(阿诗玛) which is a branch of Yi People. Thus the whole scenic area is characterized by natural landscape, ethnic customs and scientific research. With…

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5 Days Classic Kunming Tour

Grand View Park,Kunming Attractions

This route is typically characterized by plateau lakes, scenic spots, historical sites, ethnic cultures. In Kunming its climate remains like that of Spring, and flowers blossom all the year round. Thus it’s called “City of Spring” .On this day trip, you will see all the beautiful sceneries in Kunming, it is a leisure day tour. You will visit Western Hills, Stone Forest /Yunnan Nationality Village/ Bamboo Temple/ Yuantong Temple/ Jiuxiang Karst Caves/ Golden Temple Entrance tickets, lunch and hotel transfer are all included Day 1 Western Hills and Nationality Village Pick you up from your hotel/ Kunming Airport/ Train Station/…

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