Kunming Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Kunming:
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali –
Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

Map of China showing the location of Kunming

Kunming, the City of Eternal Spring, is the capital of Yunnan Province as well as its largest city. It boasts a pleasant climate, a more cultured and relaxed atmosphere than many Chinese metropolises, and a wide variety of top tourist attractions both within the city and nearby.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 昆明 (pinyin: Kūnmíng)
Population (2010): 3,200,000 (urban population only)
Province: Yunnan
Weather: pleasantly warm but humid summers; short, mild, dry winters

Kunming Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Kunming. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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Yunnan: a land of lovely open spaces…
(photo by “The Tenth Dragon“)
…stunning mountains…
(photo by Aaron Yu*)
…and idyllic rural life
(photo by Tom Thai)
But within Yunnan there is also
Kunming, the “City of Eternal Spring,”
nestled amongst lakes and mountains…

(photo by Andreas Muelder)
…historic and traditional…
(photo by Hector Garcia)
…but also modern and vibrant
(photo by Wikipedia)
A trip to Kunming’s flower market
(photo by John Meckley*)
Kunming is famous for its flowers
(photo by Dave Heisley*)
An orchid at the flower market
(photo by Steve Evans)
Grand View Park: sky,
water, and greenery

(photo by Aaron Yu*)
Grand View Tower affords a
lovely view of the park

(photo by Daniel Poon*)
A closeup of Grand View Tower
(photo by Daniel Poon*)
A romantic scene
(photo by CT Leow*)
Abundant flowers
(photo by Daisy Lin*)
Topiary statues
(photo by Daisy Lin*)
Lotuses cover the water
(photo by Eric Chan)
A closeup of a lotus blossom
(photo by Eric Chan)
A lovely place to take a walk…
(photo by CT Leow*)
…watch an artist…
(photo by Aaron Yu*)
…buy a painting…
(photo by Aaron Yu*)
…take a boat ride…
(photo by CT Leow*)
…or feed the gulls
(photo by Aaron Yu*)
The park also features statues
of famous historical figures

(photo by Daniel Poon*)
A view of picturesque
Lake Dian and
the Western Hills

(photo by Steve Evans)
Flocks of gulls on Lake Dian
(photo by the World Resources Institute)
Kunming’s Golden Temple,
on Singing Phoenix Hill

(photo by “Gisling“)
Lovely and tranquil
(photo by Rolf Mueller)
A statue of Chen Yuanyuan
in Golden Temple Park

(photo by “Gisling“)
Yuantong Temple
(photo by “Gisling“)
The entrance
to Yuantong

(photo by “Alpha“)
A lion statue
at the temple

(photo by Chris Feser)
The green water: probably not a
celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

(photo by Chris Feser)
A pagoda at Yuantong Temple
(photo by “Woudloper“)
A procession of monks
(photo by “Quatro Sinko“)
A gargoyle supervises
incense burning

(photo by “Alpha“)

* Unlicensed photos are used by permission of the photographer.

Tours Featuring Kunming:
CIT004 icon - 75 x 75
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
CITYN8 icon - 75 x 75
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) –
Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

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