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Kunming is located in southwestern China, and is the largest city in Yunnan Province.

The city is rapidly developing, with numerous highways and modern buildings, but it also has historic areas that retain their charm.

Kunming is known in China as the City of Eternal Spring for its pleasant year-round climate – a result of its location at an almost-tropical latitude but with a 2000 m (6600 ft) altitude.

Kunming also serves as a hub from which to explore other parts of Yunnan Province – one of China’s most scenic and culturally diverse regions.

Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel

Only a 2-minute stroll from the famous Cuihu Park, Upland International Youth Hostel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation with free internet access. Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the city, or play billiards on site. Average score from 575 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$5 - $26


Dengba Hostel Kunming Branch

Featuring homemade lunch and dinner, Dengba Hostel Kunming Branch offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It offers bicycle rentals, a terrace, a games room, a library and a shared kitchen. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 6.9/10.



Yunnan Expo Garden Hotel

Located in the centre of Expo Eco-City, Expo Garden Hotel features guestrooms with free internet access, an indoor swimming pool, a red-clay tennis court and 2 on-site restaurants. Free parking is available. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 6.7/10.



Enjoying International Hotel

Enjoying International Hotel is 3 km from Dongfeng Square and a 5-minute walk from Kunming Railway Station. This 4-star property offers a restaurant, free parking on site and rooms with free wired internet access. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 5.9/10.



Kunming Bo Ya Apartment

Kunming Bo Ya Apartment offers affordable accommodation within a 10-minute drive from Kunming Expo Garden. Free WiFi access is available. The apartment will provide you with a cable TV and air conditioning. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.


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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Wanda Vista Kunming

Wanda Vista Kunming

Wanda Vista Kunming is located in Kunming. The 5-star accommodation features an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi access is available. It takes 10 minutes by car from Wanda Vista Kunming to Dian Lake and Haigeng Park. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 9.2/10.


Green Lake Hotel

Green Lake Hotel

Located beside Kunming Green Lake Park, also known as Cuihu Park, the 5-star Green Lake Hotel boasts an indoor pool, a business centre and 3 dining options. Free internet access is provided. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$146 - $215

Economic Trade Hotel

Economic Trade Hotel

Economic Trade Hotel is located in Kunming’s Central Business District, 500 metres from Nanping Pedestrian Street. It offers free internet, 12 restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 257 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$72 - $127

Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan

Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan

Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan is located in the Nanya Fengqing Shopping Area of Kunming. The 5-star luxurious hotel offers 4 dining options and numerous leisure options including karaoke facilities, a hot tub and an indoor swimming pool. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$200 - $910

Kunming Haitian Hotel

Kunming Haitian Hotel

Only a 2-minute walk from Tangzixiang Subway Station (line2), Kunming Haitian Hotel offers accommodation with modern facilities in Kunming. City views can be enjoyed in all rooms. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.5/10.


Holiday Inn Kunming City Centre

Holiday Inn Kunming City Centre

Only 1 km from Nanping Walking Street, Holiday Inn Kunming City Centre features accommodation in the CBD with free WiFi in all areas. It offers an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a garden and 3 on-site dining options. Average score from 523 guest reviews: 8.2/10.


Kunming Gogo Hotel

Kunming Gogo Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Kunming Gogo Hotel offers modern guestrooms in Kunming. Guests can enjoy refreshing beverages at the on-site bar. Located in Wuhua District, Kunming Gogo Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Cuihu Lake Park. Average score from 575 guest reviews: 8.2/10.


Golden Eagle Summit Hotel

Golden Eagle Summit Hotel

Only 15-minute walk from Jingxing Bird and Flower Market, Golden Eagle Summit Hotel features sumptuous accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It offers a fitness centre, billiards, table tennis, meeting facilities and 2 on-site restaurants. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 8.2/10.


Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre

Offering an ourdoor pool, Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre is located in downtown Kunming, a 10-minute walk from Nanping Street shopping area and Dongfeng Square. It provides modern rooms with upscale amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 232 guest reviews: 8.1/10.


Sofitel Kunming

Sofitel Kunming

Only 100 metres from Wuhua Stadium, Sofitel Kunming offers well designed guest rooms with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.0/10.


Kunming JinJiang Hotel

Kunming JinJiang Hotel

Offering a fitness centre, Kunming JinJiang Hotel is located in Kunming. Free WiFi access and a fitness centre are available. South Huancheng Road Station (Line 1 and Line 2) are within walking distance of the property. Average score from 225 guest reviews: 7.9/10.


Kunming Shuncheng Space Apartment

Kunming Shuncheng Space Apartment

Kunming Shuncheng Space Apartment is a self-catering accommodation located in downtown Kunming, only an 8-minute walk from Cuihu Lake. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 7.9/10.


Grand Park Kunming

Grand Park Kunming

Grand Park Kunming is a 5-minute walk from Da Guang Shopping Centre. It features 3 dining options, an outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 211 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$76 - $152

New Era Hotel

New Era Hotel

New Era Hotel is located along the bustling Nanping Street in downtown Kunming. All the elegant rooms offer free wired internet. Just beside Golden Horse and Green Peacock Square, Hotel New Era is 300 metres from Kundu Bar Street and 6. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 7.6/10.


Uchoice Hotel Kunming

Uchoice Hotel Kunming

A 3-minute walk from Kunming Zoo, Uchoice Hotel Kunming offers bright rooms and free wired and wireless internet throughout the property. On-site parking is free. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.4/10.


Kunming Golden Spring Hotel

Kunming Golden Spring Hotel

Located in Kunming’s commercial centre, Golden Spring Hotel Jinquan offers 4-star accommodation with a fitness centre, indoor pool and sauna. It features a business centre and beauty salon. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$53 - $74

Dynasty International Hotel Kunming

Dynasty International Hotel Kunming

Situated in Kunming, 3.3 km from Daguan Pavilion , Dynasty International Hotel Kunming boasts a bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.3/10.



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Historic Landmarks

Guandu (Old Town)

Guandu is a 'new-old' area of southern Kunming, in many ways like a small slice of the old towns of Lijiang or Dali. In addition to beautiful classical architecture (the vast majority of it built in recent years), the area houses four temples (the largest one is the Guandu Shaolin Temple, parks, pavilions and bridges, souvenir stalls, and abundant shops and restaurants. The action is centered on the square around the ancient Varja Pagoda, where the parks and most of the temples can be found.
Scenic Local Market
Kunming flower and bird market is centrally located and known for its diverse animal life for sale. Visitors can find everything here -- cute little puppy dogs, live crickets, birds, tortoises and other things creepy, crawly or fluffy. The most obvious stalls begin where Wuyi Road meets Dongfeng West Road.
Scenic Waterways
Dianchi. Located near Kunming, this large lake is 40 by 8 kilometers. The west side of the lake is the mountain forest, while on the east side are lands dotted with the fisheries and agribusinesses. Traditional fishing boats still sail on the lake. The most beautiful view appears at dawn and sunset.

Fuxian lake. One of cleanest and deepest lakes in China, located an hour from Kunming. There are beaches where visitors can camp.
Other Interests:
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking

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