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  • Historic site: the Forced-to-Death slope

    An in-depth article for historic sites in Kunming, depicting the story of the death of the Yongli Emperor who is the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)...

  • The story behind the Zhongai Archway

    Among the landmarks in Kunming, Zhongai Archway in the downtown is historically attached to a story of Saiyid Ajall Shams Al-din who was the governor of Yunnan in the 13th century....

  • Zheng He, the great Chinese voyager

    Many international travellers may know well about the city of Kunming, but seldom about Zheng He who is the greatest navigator in Chinese history and Kunyang of Kunming is his hometown. ...

  • Guandu ancient town, Kunming

    As an ancient town with a long history, Guandu was an ancient ferry well-known in central Yunnan and was a large marketing place in the east of Kunming Lake....

  • The Dian Kingdom and its bronze culture

    Some 2,000 years ago, Kunming was in the so called Dian Kingdom. In this article, the local travel expert Ma Tongchun shares his in-depth experience of the bronze culture of Kunming....

  • The hidden Buddhist grottos in Kunming

    Buddhist grottos in Kunming? Yes, in Anning city in the west of Kunming. In this article, local travel expert Ma Tongchun shares his in-depth experience....

  • The Dongchuan Redlands

    The Dongchuan Redlands as they are commonly known are located in a beautiful natural tranquil pastoral setting surrounded by mountains about 250 kilometres from Kunming in Dongchuan District....

  • A splendid new museum in Kunming

    Much more than the usual random collection of objects, the museum is a significant addition to Kunming’s reputation as a venue for cultural exchange between Yunnan and the rest of the world. ...

  • What to shop in Kunming?

    Visitors to Kunming have access across the city to a wide range of products unique to Yunnan which cannot be found elsewhere in the world. ...

  • Insects on the menu for lunch or supper?

    Eating insects obviously is an acquired taste but, in Kunming and other parts of Yunnan, decent or markets restaurants and the ubiquitous BBQ stalls offer a variety of edible insects for connoisseurs....