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At the end of spring and beginning of summer, which is normally from end of April until halfway May in Kunming, jacaranda flowers in the Spring city are in full bloom. Tourists and locals gather around the streets to appreciate these purple flower canopies at Green Lake Park, Beijing Road, Huanhu Road and Jiaochang Middle Road.
Everybody has heard of the Yunnan Stone Forest in Shilin near Kunming. But did you know that the Stone Forest has three siblings? There are four "Earthen" Forests in Yunnan, next to the Stone Forest, there is the Earth Forest, the Sand Forest and the Plaster Forest.
Yunnan has many beautiful sceneries and is famous for her mountains, ethnic minority tribes and perfect climate. But as the Chinese idiom “有山有水” (yǒu shān yǒu shuǐ) describes, the perfect sceneries “have mountains, have water”. Without curling rivers and tranquil lakes, Yunnan’s landscape would lose a lot of her charm. So let’s take a look at the lakes of Yunnan that add the “shuǐ” to Yunnan’s “shān”.
Roujiamo is a traditional snack originating from the cuisine of Shaanxi province, which some locals claim to be the world’s oldest sandwich (or hamburger) since this bread dates back to the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) and the meat to the Zhou dynasty (1045–256 BC).
Wonders of Yunnan visited one of the biggest tourism expos in Asia, the China International Travel Market 2019
If you need a recommendation where to spend some relaxed time on a sunny day in autumns’ weekend you can go visiting Kunming’s’ Waterfall Park. It is a nice invitation to walk around the lakes alongside the beautiful flowered pathways in the shadow of China’s typical trees.
You've probably heard that Yunnan has a rainy season in summer and that you'd better skip it during that time. But what does summer in Yunnan really look like?
When in Kunming, forget about fancy restaurants and try local delicacies found in markets.
Last year November we welcomed Dr. Kathryn Barker to Yunnan, a lovely and warm Canadian lady who loves travelling and adventure. She keeps a travel blog at www.kcbarker.com. From now on, we will reprint her brilliant blogs about Yunnan to all our client. Good appetite!