Black Dragon Pool
Grand View Park (Daguan Park)
Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park)
Flowers and Birds Market
Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Temple)
World Horticultural Expo Garden
Yunan Provincial Museum
Kunming serves not only as the provincial center of Yunnan but also as the destination for its snowballing tourism with so many places of interest spread all around the city.
|Huayan Pavilion, Bamboo Temple|
Like Guilin, Kunming is also well known for its beautiful and peculiar, breathtaking and unique natural landscape. Among these dramatic sites, Yunnan Stone Forest , which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the city proper and requires only a three-hour drive, is known best by visitors. These magnificent stone masterpieces, various strange and steep intricate formations, and countless labyrinthine vistas make Stone Forest (Shi Lin in Chinese) worthy of the fame as the 'First Wonder of the World'. And there goes a local saying: 'It is a waste of time without being in the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming'.
Dianchi Lake, the largest lake of Kunming, enchants people with its cyan water and peaceful environment. It is a favorite with those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
A visit to the Golden Temple is strongly recommended. It is the largest copper temple in China. Here you can see something of the origins of Taoism as the temple is located on Fengming Hill, the home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony).
|Big Golden Buddha in Huating Temple|
The famous '99 International Horticultural Exposition enhanced the city's reputation world-wide. In the Expo Garden, you can appreciate the perfect harmony of man and nature.
The spectacular view across Dianchi Lake from the vantage point of Western Hills is another enjoyable experience for visitors to the city.
In addition to these sites, there are more other attractions such as the Grand View Park, Black Dragon Pool, Yuantong Temple , and Flowers and Birds Market. Also you can go to visit Bamei Village around the downtown. It is like a Peach Blossom Valley isolated from the hustle and bustle of the ordinary world.