This Kunming Day Tour is about One Day Stone Forest Tour and Nuohei Ethnic Village exploration for people who like to discover the beauty of the Stone Forest and Yi ethnic culture in Nuohei Stony Village.  At Nuohei Stone Village, you can learn their culture by visiting their houses, playing Dasanxian(大三弦) ( a kind of musical instrument), dancing with local people, learning Sani embroidery and making local food. 

Day 1 Kunming-Stone Forest-Nuohei Stone Village-Kunming( L )
Sightseeing and Activities::Stone Forest, Nuohei Village,site of the Former Border Command, Yi Ethnic Group Culture Museum,Tiger Totem Gate, Embroidery Products Exhibition, the site of the Former Panjiang Daily
Meals: Sani ethnic lunch

This morning, you will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. An old local saying says that 'If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.' Truly, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

Then transfer to Nuohei Stone Village to have local ethnic lunch.  When you step into Nuohei Stone Village, you will see their Monkeytang Pond. You can take photos and take a breath of fresh air, enjoy the serenity of water there. 

After lunch, you will stroll at Nuohei Stone Village to deeply discover ethnic culture. Firstly, you will visit the site of the Former Border Headquarters, then walk to visit  their Yi Ethnic Group Culture Museum to learn the history, and daily life of Nuohei Stone Village. On the way, you will be attracted by a Tiger Totem Gate, a place for local people to celebrate their Mizhi Festival: as important as their Torch Festival (Please note: no one can enter in unless it is during their Mizhi Festival) . Then visit their Embroidery Products Exhibition to learn their costume and decoration culture. Then walk in this village to visit their stone houses and tobacco kilns. Visit the site of the Former Panjiang Daily. Afterwards, go back to Kunming to finish your unforgettable trip. 

(Optional: If you are interested in local ethnic culture and local life, you can learn to make local food or learn Sani embroidery from local people on your own expense, you can take away your works after finishing, it will be a good experience to taste what you make.)

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What's Include

1.Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
2.Local ethnic lunch at Nuohei Stone Village;
3. Material expense of making local food or learning embroidery;
4.Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
5.Service charge & government taxes;
6. Two bottles of mineral water each person.

What's Exclude

1.Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
2.Chinese visa fees;
3.Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
4.Accommodation in Kunming;
5.Tips to guides and drivers;
6.Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
7.Personal travel accident insurance;
8.All optional programs. 

You can learn to play Dasanxuan( a kind of musical instrument) and dance with local people or make local food or learn Sani embroidery from local people. 

Price: 150-200 RMB for one teacher. Most of time, you will need 2 teachers for the dancing difference between female and male. You will need one teacher to learn Sani embroidery and to make local food or from him/her. 



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