Kunming, China
 



The capital of Yunnan province, Yunming is situated at 6000 feet above sea level. Despite this the climate here here is mild all year round.
Kunming is known for it's excellent food and although in the process of modernisation, the backstreets are worth wandering around to see the fascinating wooden buildings. Location: located between 102 10' - 103 40', 24 22' -26 33' east longitude and north latitude Neighboring Areas: Sichuan Province and Guizhou Province; Tibet Autonomous Region and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Physical Features: average altitude of 400 above sea level, surrounded by hills and facing the beautiful "Dian Chi" lake to the south
Population: 3.89 million
Urban Population: 1.69 million
Area: 21,018 sq km
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Yi, Bai, Dai, Zhuang, Hani, Naxi and Mongolian
History: inhabited by Chinese for 2000 years; remaining a remote outpost until the 8th century, thereafter, becoming a secondary capital of the kingdom of Nanzhao which centered to the northwest of it at Dali, obtained wide fame in the Ming dyansty
Climatic Features: low-latitude monsoon climate with sunlight of 2250 hours, frost-free of 230 days; no bitter cold in winter or no extreme hot in summer
Average Temperature: 15.1 C
Rainfall: annual average of 1075mm

Sightseeing List
Black Dragon Pool
Daguan Park
Dianchi Lake
Flowers and Birds Market
Golden Temple
Qiongzhu Temple (Bamboo Temple)
Western Hills
Yunnan Stone Forest
Yuantong Temple
 
 
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