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Tailor made travel - Visit Kunming

Kunming is Yunnan's capital and an excellent starting point for your travel through Yunnan. Unesco listed Stone Forest is nearby in Shilin, an evening stroll in Green Park Lake helps you to feel completely in another cultural world. Discover Yunnan's restaurants, shopping areas, the traditional bird and flower market, and a lot more. Just get out there.

This tour is just an example of what is possible in the province of Yunnan. To get more ideas about Kunming, read the 'highlights'.
If you want to spend more days in or around Kunming, or you have ideas yourself, please contact us. We are happy to make the trip according to your wishes; tailor-made.

Dag 1: Pick-up Airport Kunming - Shilin 'Stone Forest' - Green Lake Park

Kunming in Yunnan, ChinaAfter we picked you up by private car at Kunming's airport, we will directly drive to Shilin. The Stone Forest in Shilin is a Unesco listed site of remarkable Karst Geography. The 85 km ride to Shilin takes about 1,5 hour.
After this visit we will drop you in your hotel in Kunming.

You spend the night in Kunming

Day 2: Kunming
 - especially for you

Spend the day as you wish. Some suggestions from our side, in which we are happy to assist:
* Yuantong Temple: With a history of more than 1,200 years, Yuantong Temple is the grandest and most important Buddhist temple in Yunnan Province. For more information, see Kunming's highlights.
kunming2* Kunming flower and bird market: The most obvious stalls begin where Wuyi Road meets Dongfeng West Road but other sellers can be found on other streets within the district. Very centrally situated within the area bounded by Dongfeng West Road, Wuyi Road, Renmin Road and Zhengyi Road.
* A visit to the Green Lake Park, also referred to as Kunming's Eye, might fill you with new and fresh energy. The park has an important social function to Kunming's city dwellers. Many people stroll around the park, but especially welcoming is the sound of music, and the dancing and singing people. Nearby is also the old University of Kunming and an entertaining shopping district. For dinner, there are a number of good restaurants and tea shops near the lake. The northern end is close to Wenlin Street, a street with many restaurants.
* Western Mountain Forest Reserve: The forest reserve on the west bank of the Dianchi Lake (just south of Kunming) consists of the Huating, Taihua and Luohan Mountains, which extend for more than 40 kilometers at an altitude of 2,500 meters.

You spend the night in Kunming

Day 3: Kunming - start traveling Yunnan / next destination

Kunming is an excellent starting point for your travel through Yunnan. We will pick you up at your hotel and will bring you to the (express) bus station, train station or airport.

Or, we drive you by private car to your next destination. West of Kunming you find the lovely city of Dali and the interesting villages near Lake Erhai and Lijiang. Or, get to Jianshui & Yuanyang.




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