1-Day Kunming Temple and Market Tour

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Our tour takes place in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province and a historical and cultural city. Locals also call her “Spring City” because her climate is like spring all year round. Get out of the city to visit this oasis of peace and historical treasure: The Golden Temple, also called Taihe Palace, which is a famous Taoism building surrounded by a big park of green pines and verdant cypresses. Afterwards you will explore the hidden...
Our tour takes place in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province and a historical and cultural city. Locals also call her “Spring City” because her climate is like spring all year round. Get out of the city to visit this oasis of peace and historical treasure: The Golden Temple, also called Taihe Palace, which is a famous Taoism building surrounded by a big park of green pines and verdant cypresses. Afterwards you will explore the hidden cultural sites along the Green Lake and Jingxing Bird and Flower market, an interesting place full of life which will show you the Old Kunming’s way of life.
• Golden Temple: a tranquil Taoist temple in a big park of green pines and verdant cypresses
• Flower and Bird Market: the real Old Kunming center
• Hidden cultural sites: learn the history of Kunming trough some hidden sites around the Green Lake.
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Itinerary Details

In the morning, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (within the second ring road of Kunming) and drive you to the Golden Temple. It’s not far from the city and here you can learn about the history of this century old Taoist temple, built in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). This temple is the largest pure copper temple in China and the most famous Taoist temple in Yunnan. The park around the temple is huge and the stone steps through Heavenly gates up to the temple are surrounded by beautiful scenery. You can relax in its big surrounding forest of pines and cypresses or sit down at one of the serene ponds and feel inner peace come over you.

After Lunch, we will go to the Green Lake Park, which is historically connected to the Golden Temple. The Green Lake is the bustling green center...
In the morning, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (within the second ring road of Kunming) and drive you to the Golden Temple. It’s not far from the city and here you can learn about the history of this century old Taoist temple, built in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). This temple is the largest pure copper temple in China and the most famous Taoist temple in Yunnan. The park around the temple is huge and the stone steps through Heavenly gates up to the temple are surrounded by beautiful scenery. You can relax in its big surrounding forest of pines and cypresses or sit down at one of the serene ponds and feel inner peace come over you.

After Lunch, we will go to the Green Lake Park, which is historically connected to the Golden Temple. 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 park 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. The 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.

Important Details

Included
  • 2 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
  • Government taxes
  • 24/7 English-speaking customer services
  • Supplement for the tour guide (meals)
  • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides
Not Included
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.
  • Personal expenses
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station
  • Chinese visa
  • Shopping
  • Things not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested
Departure Point
Your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel within the second ring road of Kunming
Gathering Time: from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Start Time: 9:00 am

Return Details
Tour ends at visitors's hotel
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.