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Kunming Sights and Landmarks Guide, China

A visit to the People’s Republic of China is incomplete without a visit to the city of Kunming. The lush green surroundings, blooming flowers, least noise pollution, least smoke pollution, beautiful birds flowing all around the city, and one of the best horticultures of China all get together to form the best ingredients which are required to create a city that any tourist will love to visit. There are the traditional monuments which reflect the old and the popular Chinese culture.

The Zoology related Kunming Natural History Museum is the best place to start your tour of Kunming. The versatile collection of flora and fauna from the history of China to present date is something which you just cannot miss visiting. Various animals, fishes, snakes, 200 year old plant eaters, and other similar species flock the museum. It is truly of its kind as most of the museums concentrate on humans and their artworks while this one concentrates on animals and plants!

You might be a believer of Buddha or you might not be his believer but you must visit the Yuantong Si temple which is said to be around 1200 years old temple. This temple happens to be the oldest of all the temples of Kunming and was built during the period when Tang Dynasty used to rule this region. It is one of the most active temples which is regularly being visited by huge number of tourists from all around the city.

Well, you might not be well aware of the Chinese language but you will have to agree to the fact that Chinese movies have left an everlasting impact on this planet. Their action is truly unbeatable. To enjoy such movies you can head towards three famous cinemas of Kunming namely Renmin Cinema, Xinjianshe Cinema, and Dianchi Vision Plaza. Attend the three famous film festivals of Kunming namely the BigScreen Festival, the Kunming Anime Festival, and the Yunnan Multicultural Visual Festival (that concentrates on Chinese documentaries mostly).

Around 800000 foreign tourists hit Kunming City every year and the total number of tourists that visit this city is around 25 million! The city of Kunming is very important in terms of tourism for the People’s Republic of China and same is the reason why China International Travel Mart is organized every other year in the city of Kunming.

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