Famous for its year-round mild climate, Kunming is often called Spring City. The famous Flower and Bird Market in Jingxing Street is the city's biggest, most attractive shopping market where spring reigns all year.
Located on top of Mingfeng Shan (Singing Phoenix Hill) is the home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony), which is the largest copper temple in China. It is also known as the Tongwa Temple (Bronze Tile Temple) and by its popular name, the Golden Temple.
Golfing in Yunnan got more and more popular, attractive and professional during the last years. Yunnan, without doubt, is the best golfing destination within China. By the time of writing, nearly 20 state-of-the-art golf courses existed only in Yunnan, some of them are rated as best, longest or hardest in China, Asia or even the world. More golf courses are currently being designed and built. Wonders Of Yunnan Travel provides combined golfing and sightseeing tours in and around Kunming and Lijiang, customized to the needs of our valued guests.
Despite lacking the beautiful scenery and ethnic diversity found in and around the old towns of Dali, Lijiang, Shaxi, Shangri-La and Heshun, Guandu Old Town (官渡古镇) is a pleasant place to spend a lazy afternoon, day or even weekend, without the hassle of leaving the city. Located about eight kilometers south of downtown Kunming, it is only a short drive or bike ride away.
Located in western Yunnan Province and 4 kilometers from Tengchong County, Heshun Township is the most ancient town in the region. With a name meaning peace and harmony, Heshun is a small town with a pleasant climate and tranquil air. Wetlands, springs, canyons, egrets, wild ducks, plum and camellia trees have composed the picturesque scenery of this township.
Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture of Yunnan Province, China. Its name is derived from the Honghe river (Red river) and the two major ethnic minority groups who live there: the Yi and the Hani. Honghe has an area of 32,929 km². The capital of the prefecture is Mengzi.
The Jiaozi Snow Mountain is Kunming Prefecture's highest peak (4223m) and is situated in a protected scenic area of Luquan Yi and Miao Autonomous County. Since the road connecting Kunming City with this scenic area has been reconstructed, Jiaozi Mountain can be reached conveniently within about 3 hours.
Jiuxiang Scenic Area is located in Jiuxiang Yi and Hui Autonomous Township of Yiliang County, about 90 km from central Kunming. It is famous for its unique karst caves (about 100 in total, of which over 60 are explored), mountains, rivers, deep valleys as well as minority customs and cultures.
Kawagebo, as it is known by local residents and pilgrims, is the highest mountain in Yunnan (6740m). It is located in Deqin County in Diqing Prefecture on the border with Tibet, and near the border with Myanmar. It rises about 20 kilometres west of Deqin town, some 200 km north of Zhongdian / Shangri La.