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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
 
Stone Forest Private Day Tour
"You will be picked up at your downtown Kunming hotel by your guide and driver at approximately 8am. Take a private air-conditioned vehicle to Stone Forest a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Your guide will lead you through the eight parts of the forest: Large Stone Forest Small Stone Forest Naigu Stone Forest Dadie Waterfall Chang Lake
From $210.00
 
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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 & think. The...
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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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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. & Japan....
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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 the flow....
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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 Pool...
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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 coffee or beer...
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'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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