As one of Yunnan Province’s top transit hubs, Kunming welcomes visitors from around the world. Here are some tips to help you plan a memorable tour of the city, renowned for its natural splendour.
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When To Go
Kunming is a year-round holiday hotspot, also known as Spring City for its pleasant weather. The months between March and October make the perfect time to head to Kunming as this is when most ethnic festivals take centre stage in the city and the flowers are in full bloom.
As one of the largest cities in the south of China, Kunming is well-connected to the rest of the country and the world by air and railway. The Kunming Changshui International Airport is where all domestic and international flights bound for the city land, and it is just 40 minutes away from the heart of Kunming.
What To Do
Whether you are based at a Park Hotel Group property or any other hotel, some of the best things to do in Kunming include touring the Stone Forest and taking in the views from the Dragon Gate. An evening at Dianchi Lake is another must while culture buffs should head to the Yunnan Minority Village. Catching a glimpse of the cherry blossom trees on Yuantong Hill should also be a top priority for nature lovers when they are in bloom.
Wine and Dine
Some of the best dishes to try during a trip to Kunming include its classic “Crossing-the-bridge Noodles” and Steam Pot Chicken. Rice cakes are another speciality in the area where wild mushroom dishes are also popular. The top restaurants in the city where one can dig into these delicacies, however, are the Qiao Xiangyuan Restaurant and the Kunming Old House Restaurant.