Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, is centrally situated in the province. It is the political, economic, and cultural center of Yunnan.
Kunming city got nicknamed 'City of Eternal Spring', because of its climate, flowers that bloom year round, and its greenery and its natural surroundings. Kunming often is the port of entry to other destinations in Yunnan. With a history of more than 2,400 years, Kunming was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar (formerly called Burma), and India.