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What to do in Kunming
Kunming is the capital city of China’s Yunnan province. It’s known as the country’s “City of Eternal Spring” for its wonderful climate and natural scenery. From parks, lakes, and mountains, to museums, temples, and markets, Kunming is an amazing city for you to experience the best of China.
Enjoy the finest scenery and bring your camera to the Earth Forest of Yuanmou. Another popular scenic spot in Kunming is Daguan Park, where you can see the Western Mountains and Dianchi Lake from the top of Daguan Pavilion.
From there, go on a temple run around the city. Wander Qiongzhu Temple and see the towering Tanhua Temple. Don’t forget to take photos of the amazing Yuantong Temple.
For more culture, spend some time observing the exhibits of Yunnan University Wu Mayao Museum of Anthropology, Yunnan Railway Museum, Yunnan Provincial Museum, and Kunming Zoology Museum.
Do you want to see live animals? Head on over to Kunming Zoo and say hello to over 300 species of different creatures! In spring, the zoo even becomes a sea of flowers with its cherry blossom trees and Chinese crab apple trees.
If you’d rather admire flowers from a distance, see over 4,000 species of plants in the Kunming Botanical Garden. Add more gorgeous photos to your trip and visit the breathtaking Black Dragon pool of Jade Spring Park.
Find more incredible sights by spending time at Dianchi Lake, Green Lake Park, and Jindian Park. Explore the popular Jiuxiang Scenic Area and get to see the vibrant karst caves, Alu Ancient Caves, and the twin waterfalls. Outside of the city, check out why photographers dream of bringing their camera to the Dongchuan Red Land.
End your trip on a high note and ride the cable car to the Western Mountain Forest Reserve for the most incredible views.
When to visit Kunming
The best time to visit Kunming is from March to October, when you can enjoy the best weather and sunnier days during your trip. To save more dollars on airfare, book your flights for September to November, when it’s the cheapest times to fly to Kunming.
Australians need a visa to fly to China and travel to Kunming. Check out Smartraveller for more info and the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia to know how to apply for your visa.
Travelling to and around Kunming
You’ll be flying in to Kunming Changshui International Airport, where you can reach the city by taxi, bus, and subway. Start your trip and travel around Kunming by taxi, bus, subway, bicycle, and booked tours.
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Temperature average in October
12.7 - 20.9°C
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