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China #8: Sight-seeing in Kunming, Yunnan (云南昆明)

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Sights: Kunming City and Around

Region: Kunming Capital City, Yunnan Province


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Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province. It is also known as the "City of Eternal Spring" (春城). It used to be an important town on the Silk Route (丝绸之路) and had developed into a modern city. Nevertheless, it is an important transport hub to various places in Yunnan.

Kunming was the first city I visited in Yunnan Province after leaving Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (广西壮族自治区).

After a couple of days in Kunming City, I went to Yuanyang Hani Terraces (元阳哈尼梯田) in Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture (红河州元阳县), to the south. Four days later, I was back in