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Kunming

Kunming Highlights


Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan province. It is known as “City of Spring” or “City of Flowers” since the climate is like spring all year round with flowers blooming everywhere. Situated at the middle part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Highland with low latitude and high elevation, Kunming has the most pleasant weather condition in China, and has developed into a well-known city for sightseeing and a summer resort.

Being the capital city of Yunnan province, Kunming is the political, economical and transportation center of Yunnan. It is also a gateway to the cultural and natural wonders of Yunnan, and to the historic towns of Lijiang and Dali. The Stone Forest and Dianchi Lake are just some of the attractions to name in Kunming. There are 26 ethnic groups can be found living and around the city. The unique folk customs and beautiful unique landscape of Kunming has attracted tens of thousands of tourists every day.

Kunming Fast Facts

Situated at the high plateau of the eastern part of Yunnan Province, Kunming has an area of 15.6 thousand square kilometers and a population of more than 3.6 million.

Kunming has the subtropical plateau monsoon climatic. The average temperature is 14.7 degree Celsius (58.46 degree Fahrenheit) annually and the yearly precipitation is 1024 millimeters (40.3 inches). It has rich phosphorus and salt mine, also has rich ground water and geothermal energy resources.

Kunming City has a good transport service and has been linked with more than 30 cities, domestic and abroad, by air. Its alluring highland scenery, unique karst formation, exotic folk customs and places of historical interest have make Kunming one of the favorite tourist destination.

Weather and Clothing

Weather for Kunming Known as “City of Spring”, Kunming has the most pleasant weather condition in China. Weather here changes little throughout the year with no severe summer or cold winter. The city is covered with blossoms and lush vegetation all the year round. The temperature usually does not go below 40 degree Fahrenheit in winter and not above 80 degree Fahrenheit in summer. Summer, late spring and early fall are the rainy season, but early spring, winter, and late fall are the dry season.

Though temperature does not change much comparing the hottest month of summer with the coldest month of winter, the temperature differs significantly between daytime and night. Please bring warm clothing with you even in hot summer. Umbrella is necessary during rainy season and sun-glasses will be handy most of the times during the tour.

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