Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Temple)
Black Dragon Pool
Chengjiang Fossil Site
Dongchuan Red Land
Flowers and Birds Market
Grand View Park (Daguan Park)
Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park)
Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiuxiang Scenic Area
World Horticultural Expo Garden
Yunnan Nationalities Village
Yunnan 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.
Dali erhai Lake and old town
Lijiang jade dragon mountain n blue valley
Lijiang old town
Yangtze first bend
Leaping tiger gorge
Shangrila National Park
Back to KM and fly out on day 13
The place that I really like to visits are Stone forest and Jiuxiang cave, and if its possible I would like to go to Dianchi lake and Yunnan nationalities village.
Do you think its possible to do? and I would like you to recommend me in which hotel I should stay so that the transport to those attractions place is easier?
Thanks a lot!
About accommodation, you may stay around the Haigeng Park along the Dianchi Lake. Dianchi Garden Hotel & Spa is a nice one with beautiful scenery. In addition, it's within the walking distance with Dianchi and the nationalities village, and close to the Western Hills. From there, you can take bus 24 to Railway Station, then change to bus C73 to East Long-distance Bus Station, where buses to stone forest depart.
I would like to go from my hotel Spring City Star Hotel Jifeng Branch (near the subway line 2) to the Western hills. What is the fastest way to go ?
After the western hills, I would like to go directly to the Bamboo temple, do I need to take a taxi or do I need to take a bus ?
After that, you may take bus 6 or C11 and change to bus no. c62 at Mianshan. You will arrive at Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si) after 6 stops. If taking a taxi, the fare should be around CNY60.