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A spring city suitable to travel all year around!
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Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, is located in southwest China. It is warm all year around, so it is known as the "Spring City". With flowers blooming in all seasons, the city is like a large garden, which is a feast for the eyes. Besides, Kunming's food is also an important reason to attract tourists, like Steamed Pot Chicken, Crossing-the-Bridge Noodles. More importantly, the diversified folk cultures here are the gorgeous treasures of this land.

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What are the Recommended Markets in Kunming?

Shopping in the market is an alternative and interesting way to really understand a place and the local people. There are two markets that are most recommended in Kunming. One is the Zhuan Xin Farmers' Market and the other is the Dounan Flower Market.

Zhuan Xin Farmers' Market
Zhuan Xin Farmers' Market, with a history of more than 20 years, is the largest and most traditional market in Kunming. There are abundant food materials, including vegetables, fruits, flowers, cakes as well as aquatic products. When wandering, you will find many that you have never seen before. The market is always bustling with people. It's said that the average daily flow of people in this market is around 30,000, and it can reach 100,000 before the Spring Festival. After a stroll here, you will not only enjoy a taste feast, but also understand the dietary habits of Yunnan people.

Dounan Flower Market
Kunming is famous for its beautiful flowers and the Dounan Flower Market is the largest one of its kind in China and accounts for 70% of China's flower sales. There are about 4-6 million branches of flowers of more than 60 categories and 300 varieties. Here, you will see many kinds including the carnation, Chinese rose, oriental lily, forget-me-not, baby's breath, lover's grass, African daisy, eustoma grandiflorum, chrysanthemum, violet, Bird of Paradise, snapdragon and etc. If you like, you can also buy yourself a bunch at a very low price.

What are the Recommended Special Foods in Kunming?

The taste of Yunnan people is heavy, mainly sour and spicy. When you are in Kunming, the crossing-the-bridge noodles and the wild bacteria are the two things you can't miss. In addition, the unique snacks of Yunnan ethnic minorities, such as the tofu with pulp, baking Erkuai, baba, ice powder and flower cake, are also worth tasting. If you want to have a try, you can go to the Nanping Street, the Xiangyun food street, the Daguan commercial snack plaza or the Peace Village snack street, which are down-to-earth and very popular among the local people.

The Crossing-the-Bridge Noodles
The crossing-the-bridge noodles, with a history of more than 100 years, is the first economic project listed as an intangible cultural heritage in Kunming. The noodles are not only delicious, but very nutritious. It is composed of four parts. The first is the soup covered with a layer of rolling oil; the second is the seasonings, including the chili oil, monosodium Glutamate, pepper and salt; the third is the main ingredients, including the raw pork tenderloin, chicken breast, tine peas, Chinese chives, sliced scallion, shredded ginger as well as the thin sheets of bean curd and the fourth is the staple food, that is, the rice noodles that are slightly scalded with water.

The Wild Funguses
Yunnan is the kingdom of the wild funguses, which are delicious and nutritious. The ones such as the collybia albuminosa, matsutake, bolete as well as Sparassis crispa, are most recommended. In addition to the abundant varieties, there are also plenty of cooking ways, such as stir-frying, boiling, stewing and etc. Therefore, when you come to Kunming, don't forget to try the wild fungus dishes to make the trip without regret.
Recommended Kunming Foods

A Brief Introduction of the Yuanyang Hani Terrace

Yunyang Hani Terrace, 338 kilometers (210 miles) far away from Kunming, is one of the three largest terraced fields in the world. It is a perfect combination of the nature and the wisdom and diligence of the Hani people, with a history of more than 1,300 years. It's said around 1,300 years ago, the Hani people, unable to compete with the powerful nomadic people, had to give up their fertile territory, migrated and settled here. In order to grow food, they cleared more than 170,000 mu (688 square kilometers) mountains into layers of flat land. With their unimaginable strength and will from generation to generation, they carved the most beautiful and spectacular Yuanyang Hani Terrace.

Yuanyang Hani Terrace is composed of 4 parts, which are Bada scenic area, Laohuzui scenic area, Duoyishu scenic area as well as Qingkou scenic area, covering an area of more than 20,000 square kilometers. Among the four terraces, Bada and Laohuzui are mainly for watching the sunset view, Duoyishu mainly for the sunrise and Qingkou mainly for the sea of clouds. You can have 2 or 3 days here to fully explore this wonderful land.
Yuanyang Hani Terrace