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Situated at an elevation of 2000m above sea level on the fertile Yunnan plateau, Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, is also known as the 'City of Eternal Spring'. Subtropical Kunming is skirted by mountain ranges to the north, east and west, and by large Lake Dianchi to the south.

Kunming has a history spanning more than 3,000 years. It is known to have been a small settlement as early as 109 BC, trading in salt, silver, gold, silk and lumber. Through the 8th to the 13th centuries it was the secondary capital of a small kingdom in the region, before falling to the Mongols in 1374. A small group of Mongols still exists at Tonghai beyond Kunming. In the early 20th century it became an important rail hub when the French constructed the rail link between Vietnam and China, and during WWII it was one end of the Burma Road built by the Allies.

Drawcards in Kunming include a number of important temples including the Yuantong Temple, the grandest and most important Buddhist temple in the Yunnan Province, the splendid Provincial Museum with artefacts from the past 2,500 years, the Old Muslim Quarter and the Bird and Flower Market. Some 16km from Kunming are the Western Hills, which rise to 2,500m, and Dragon Gate, a series of winding steps, tunnels and statue-filled grottoes leading up to a lookout point, which is also served by a chair-lift. The views from the top extend over Lake Dianchi. Dianchi, also known as Kunming Lake, covers 130 square miles and was formed by a geological fault in the central Yunnan Plateau.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Kunming, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Black Dragon Lake | Lijiang | China
Yunnan Experience
8 days FROM $1,979

Home to many of China's ethnically diverse minority peoples, Kunming & the Stone Forest, delightful Dali, UNESCO-listed Lijiang and the awesome Tiger Leaping Gorge. Yunnan Province offers an uncommon Chinese experience.

Temple and mountains | Lijiang | China
Journey Down South
10 days FROM $2,819

Get off the beaten track and see the highlights of China’s scenic south. Discover dramatic landscapes, trek in the beautiful Yunnan Province and meet the locals at eco lodges and homestays.

Tailormade Holidays to Kunming

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kunming.

Jinjiang Hotel, Kunming
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Combining high service standards with modern facilities, the Jinjiang is a comfortable hotel with good amenities and large, tastefully furnished guestrooms. The Lily Restaurant specilises in Yunnan delicacies and the hotel boasts a sauna.

Weilong Hotel, Kunming
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Weilong is a modern and comfortable hotel, with spacious and classically decorated rooms. The restaurants feature western and Cantonese cuisines and the hotel also has a coffee shop and health club.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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