Attractions of Kunming 2021 CBD

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China in October, 2020. For those who want to hang out in their spare time or would like to travel around Kunming and even Yunnan after attending the conference, we will list some attractions in and near Kunming city, as well as classic tours in Yunnan. 

Scenic Spots in Kunming City

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, is also known as the “spring city”. It is an important tourist city and state-list famous historical and cultural city in China. With a long history, numerous ethnic groups and unique natural conditions, Kunming features a wealth of cultural relics and scenic spots. If you don’t have too much time to travel, some attractions in the urban area of Kunming are righ for you. 

Kunming City Tours

Attractions Near Kunming City

There are many attractions near Kunming City worth a visit. It will usually takes you 1-2 days to visit these scenic spots. 

Stone Forest Scenic Spot in Kunming

Stone Forest Scenic Area is located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Kunming, 78 kilometers from Kunming, capital of Yunnan. Walking through the stone forest, visitors will be marveled at these natural stone masterpieces and fascinated by their intricate structures. Magnificent, strange, and precipitous stones have created numerous labyrinthine landscapes, including the great stone forest, the small stone forest, and the Naigu stone forest, etc, featuring with stones of various shapes. You can also expore the Yi culture there. 

Stone Forest Tours

Dongchuan Red Land in Kunming

It is more than 3 hours’ drive from Kunming to Dongchuan. Dongchuan in Kunming boasts the most typical and featured red soil in Yunnan highland. Experts regard it as the second marvelous red land in the world following the one in Rio Brazil. People who have been the first time to visit this land will be deeply impressed by the gorgeous scenes. Lands in deep red, purple, bright red, etc cover thousands of mountains. The most beautiful time to visit and shoot Dongchuan Red Land is from May to June and September to December. 

Dongchuan Red Land Tours

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Yunnan Classic Tours

For those who want to travel around Yunnan after attending the conference, Yunnan classic tours including Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la are recommended. From November to the next April is the best time to visit Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces. A Yunnan classic tour takes at least 7 days, during the tour, you will visit the highlights of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la and discover the ethnic culture of Yi, Bai, Naxi and Tibetan. In these cities, you will visit Kunming Stone Forest, Dali Old Town, Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow MountainTiger Leaping Gorge, and Shangri-La Songzanlin Monastery, etc. All of them are famous attractions in Yunnan. During the classic tour, what you experience is varied and colorful. You will hike or climb a mountain, go cycling around a lake, stroll around a park or watch a show. 

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