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Private Day Tour of Stone Forest from Kunming
"Your tour guide and vehicle will pick you up at your hotel in Kunming City about 9am and then transfer to the Stone Forest which is located 80 kilometers south-east of Kunming (approx. 2 hours).The Stone Forest is a fantastic natural phenomenon. Its various shapes of karst landscape were formed due to the millions of years’ movement of the Earth. The Stone Forest are combined with the natural scenery will surely leave a deep impression on you.Lunch is arranged at a popular local restaurant. When the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel by 6pm.""""Join the full-day tour to explore the splendid Stone Forest that was due to the millions of years’ movement of the Earth. You can walk around various stones and also explore the local customs. Private transfer
From $172.00
 
5-Hour Small Group Tour of Classic Kunming With Lunch
"Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Kunming at approximately 9:00am. From there you will head to the first stop: Grand View Tower (Daguan Park). The tower commands a panoramic view of Dianchi (Dian Lake) and charming Sleeping Beauty Hill. Next continue on to Yuantong Temple the largest temple in Kunming with 1200 years of history. Explore the temple and admire its ancient architecture as your guide briefs you on the story behind it. Yuantong Temple is one of the grandest and most important Buddhist temple in Yunnan Province. After the temple take break for lunch at a well-known local restaurant for about an hour. After lunch break you will visit the last destination of the day: Flowers and Birds Market
From $169.00
 
1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
"At 9:00am your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and head to West Hills by Dianchi Lake. You will climb up to visit Dragon Gate for a panoramic view of Kunming city. Next continue your visit to Yunnan Nationality Villages Park to learn the culture of a total of 26 ethnic minorities groups from Yunnan at the park which has a fantastic view of West Hills as well. Later visit Yunnan Nationalities Museum for more cultural experiences. Lastly you will have a nice stroll along the Dianchi Dam before heading back to your Kunming hotel where this tour concludes.""""This private tour will bring you to Dianchi Lake area of Kunming which is a must-see attraction. You will learn about different cultures of the total of 26 ethnic minority groups at Yunnan Nationalities Village Park and Yunnan Nationalities
From $74.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Kunming

Old Kunming with grass growing on the roofs

Kunming has undergone a major cosmetic surgery since just before the World Expo '99. High rise buildings keep appearing, and the older buildings are being demolished.Old Kunming streets are lined with...
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hooiluangoh
Jul 02, 2004

Watch people fly kites

Go to Daguan park, or the Greenlake in the late afternoon when the weather is fine.You will see men (no women, interesting...) holding a wheel-like apparatus, which is actually the tool used to roll...
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hooiluangoh
Jun 18, 2004

Row Row Row your boat, gently down the lake...

DaguanPark is famous for its 108 word couplet, and other interesting things which include:1) watching the locals with their kites.2) go for a boat-ride in Lake Dian (dianchi). For 45 minutes, costs...
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hooiluangoh
Jun 16, 2004

Visit the local market

Now in June, chinese peaches (shui jing tao) RMB 2 per KG are in available abundance.Especially in April. Mulberries(about RMB 10 per KG), Kunming cherries (RMB 12 per KG) and pineapples (skin peeled,...
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hooiluangoh
Jun 08, 2004

Horse Riding near Jindian (Golden Palace)

It costs RMB 20 an hour, but not sure if they will add to it the cost of a guide.They take you down a dirt road that goes through the forest, which is going through a lot of tree chopping...
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hooiluangoh
Jun 06, 2004

Outside of Kunming .....

Other then Kunming city, there are many interesting places in Yunnan you can visit, including popular locations such as Dali, Lijiang, Shangrila (Zhongdian), Deqin, the southern Xishuangbana area etc...
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victorwkf
Mar 26, 2004
 
 
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English speaking Corner at Cui Hu

Discover the zeal of learning the English language in China.Thursday evening: Take a walk around Cui Hu along the east side of the lake. You will bump into a huge group of chinese speaking English to...
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hooiluangoh
Dec 09, 2003

Heilong Tan

HEILONG TAN (BLACK DRAGON POOL): An amazingly beautiful & clear pool within the compound of a pictureque park about 1 m north of the Old Town. It has many tranquil areas for one to walk &...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

Local Contacts

Some useful phone numbers:CITS Lijiang Branch: 518 2599 / 518 5955.Lijiang Black & White Water Travel Agency: 518 3078.Lijiang Blue Sky Travel Agency: 518 0180.Lijiang Jade Dragon Mountain Travel...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

Classical Naxi Musical Concert

Classical Naxi Musical Concert: Dayan Classical Naxi Music Band performs here (Dongda Jie) every night at 8 pm. This band has performed in many parts of the world including Scandinavia, U.S. &...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

Navigating the Old Town

The Old Town can be confusing to navigate. There are many side-streets to explore & time can be limited when one is on a tour. Remember this tip if you get lost: Find a stream & walk against...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

Soul of the Old Town

Water is the soul of this old town. It's been said to be akin to Venice in Italy. 3 main arteries (West River, Middle River & East River) of the flow of water which originates at the Black Dragon...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

Sifang Jie (Square Market)

Sifang Jie (Square Market): This is where most people gathered during the olden days for doing business & trading. Today, it's the place for tourists & locals to gather & enjoy a cup of...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

'GuCheng ShengShi Tu'

Right next to the waterwheel is this red stone mural which is called the 'GuCheng ShengShi Tu' - 'Prosperous World of Old Town'. The daily life of the people in their most prosperous era in history is...
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Sharrie
Nov 21, 2002

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