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1-Day Civil Culture Tour in Kunming

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  • 7 hr

Our tour takes place in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province and a historical and cultural city. Throughout China she’s also called “Spring City” because her climate is like spring all year round. In this trip we will show you Kunming’s hidden side. We will visit Yuantong Temple first, the oldest and biggest temple in Kunming and the center-point of Buddhism in Yunnan. Then we will show you some hidden cultural gems along Yunnan University and Green lake and visit the Yunnan military academy, a famous military school in the last century. Jingxing Bird and flower market, an interesting place full of life will show you the Old Kunming’s way of life. • Yuantong Temple: oldest temple in Kunming and the center-point of Buddhism in Yunnan. • Hidden cultural sites: hidden cultural sites along the Green Lake • Yunnan military academy: one of the most famous military academies in Yunnan • Flower and Bird Market: the real Old Kunming

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Yuantong Temple, Yuantong Jie, Kunming China

Here, locals find peace and harmony in a noisy neighborhood. Here you can see Southern Buddhism, Northern Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism all at the same time.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yunnan University, No.2 Cuihu North Road, Wuhua District, Kunming 650031 China

From there we will walk to Yunnan university and see some less known ancient cultural sites of Kunming city. Behind the university there is a charming narrow street named Wenhua Xiang (Culture Alley) with many small coffee shops, special bookstores, bars and all kinds of food from all over the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yunnan Military Academy Museum, Cui Hu West Road, Kunming China

After lunch, we will walk to Yunnan military academy, which was a famous military school in the last century. Learn about recent Chinese military history and Kunming’s importance as a military center.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Green Lake (Cui Hu), No.67 Cuihu South Road, Wuhua District, Kunming China

From there we will walk through the Green Lake park to Jingxing Bird and Flower Market. The Green Lake is the bustling green center of Kunming city. Stroll through this beautiful park to see the daily life of modern Chinese people, where people practice Taiichi, local middle-aged ladies come to ‘square dance’ and grandpa’s jam together with their traditional Chinese instruments. In summer the whole lake is covered with a carpet of fragrant lotus flowers, in the winter the lake is filled with thousands of seagulls that migrate here from Siberia.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flowers and Birds Market of Kunming, Bailong Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650233 China

Jingxing Flower and Bird Market reflects the Old Kunming way of life, with a lot of people selling flowers, birds, fish, insects, bamboo bongs and pipes. Sometime you can even see old people “Liu Niao” which means they take their bird cages out for a walk in the park.

Duration: 30 minutes