Top 10 Kunming Attractions and Things To Do

We listed the top 10 Kunming attractions for someone who is the fist time to visit Kunming. Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province and is located in southwest China. It is warm and spring-like all the seasons, so it is also known as “Spring City”. It has flowers that bloom all the seasons, just like a large city garden. In addition to the beautiful scenery, there are many ethnic minorities gathered here, so that tourists can feel the simple national culture.The following is the top 10 Kunming Tourist attractions and things to do rated on TripAdvisor.

1.Kunming Dragon Gate

Dragon Gate is on the western mountain. I heard that if you jump over Dragon Gate , you can succeed in your studies. you can still see Dianchi lake when you climb to the top. moreover, under the western mountain is the ethnic village, which is very beautiful.

2. Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Temple is located in Kunming, Yunnan Province. It is the most famous Buddhist temple with the longest history, largest scale and most famous culture in Kunming. Yuantong Temple was founded in Tang Dynasty and has been built for more than 1200 years.

3. Green Lake Park (Cui Hu)

Green Lake Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the city and is called “Jade in the city”. Every winter, tens of thousands of red-billed gulls flying from the north overwinter in the Cuihu Lake, frolicking in the water and competing for bait, adding infinite interest to the Cuihu Lake.

4. Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

The Western Hills are also called Biji Hill. Looking from a distance, the Western Hills are like-women lying on the banks of Dianchi Lake. They are called “Sleeping Beauty in the Western Hills”.Here, with dense forests and fresh environment, overlooking the vast Dianchi Lake, has always been a good place for tourists to climb mountains and enjoy the scenery.

5. Dongchuan Red Land

Dongchuan Red Land has dazzling colors due to the high content of iron and aluminum in the soil. This is regarded as the most imposing red land in the world except Brazil. Seen from a distance, it is colorful and a paradise for photography lovers.

6. Yunnan Nationalities village

There are 25 ethnic villages such as Dai, Bai, yi and Jingpo in Yunnan ethnic villages. during ethnic festivals such as the water splashing festival and the torch festival, celebrations will be held in the scenic spot, which is worth visiting.

7. Dian Lake (Dian Chi)

Dianchi Lake, with beautiful scenery, is a national tourist resort in China and the largest fresh water lake in Yunnan. You can stroll along the east coast along the lake or take a boat tour. You can feed red-billed gulls in winter.

8. Kunming Golden Temple

Golden Temple is also called Tongwa Temple because its main hall is made of brass and shines brightly in the sunshine, reflecting the golden light of the emerald valley forest. The famous Golden Hall is part of the Taoist Taihe Palace. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1602) and is one of China’s four largest bronze halls, with the best preservation.

9. Nanping Business Street

Nanping Street is an ancient commercial street in Kunming’s history and an old financial, commercial and entertainment center in Kunming. Now it is also the core area of Kunming, with a long history and prosperous streets. It is worth visiting.

10. Yunnan University

Yunnan University has beautiful scenery. The Huize and Yingqiu Gardens are worth appreciating, especially the famous Ginkgo Road, which is one of the most beautiful scenery in Yunda campus. Yunnan University has a long history and its campus is full of historical feelings.

These are the top 10 Zhaotong tourist attractions and to-do items selected by TripAdvisor. If you want to know more about other Zhaotong tourist attractions, you can inquire on the website or consult relevant staff.

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.

Top Attractions

Kunming is one of the top ten tourist cities and the first batch of excellent tourist city in China. There are various types of famous tourist spots in Kunming, including ethnic villages, lakes, geological lanscape, karst caves and flowers. The top sights are the stone forest and Dianchi lake. For more information, click on the attractions below.

Stone Forest Scenic Spot in Kunming

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.

Dongchuan Red Land in Kunming

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.

Lakes in Kunming

Dianchi is the most famous lake in Kunming. The Dianchi Scenic Area is quite mesmerizing, where natural scenery and human landscape blend perfectly. It can be divided into two districts, namely West district and East district. What makes Dianchi Lake distinctive is that the color of its water changes with the clouds and sunshine of the day.

More Lakes and Ponds in Kunming.

Mosques, Temples and Churches in Kunming

In Yunnan, there are some places where Hui people gather, such as ZhaotongQujing, Kunming, Baoshan, DaliChuxiong and the like. There are some famous mosques in Kunming, like Nancheng mosque. Our Muslim Tours will help travelers to get around the most well-known Muslim sites in Yunnan and share their knowledge of Islam, dinning features and other aspects of Muslim culture. In addition, Kunming owns many temples, and Golden temple and Yuantong temple are most popular.

More Mosques in Kunming and Temples in Kunming.

Museums in Kunming

Kunming has museums with various themes, including Pu’er tea culture, railway, zoology, ethnic minorities, geology and history, etc. If you want to have a general understanding of Kunming and even Yunnan, you might as well go to the museum.

Villages in Kunming

As Kunming is a multi-ethnic city, there are many featured villages in it.

Natural Beauties in Kunming

More Rivers in Kunming and Mountains in Kunming.

Parks in Kunming

Historical and Cultural Sites in Kunming

Other Attractions in Kunming