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Top 5 December destinations in China

12-08-2011 10:46 BJT

Want to escape from the freezing weather? Let China.org.cn guide you through the country's top five most suitable destinations to warm up this winter.

NO.5 Kunming, Yunnan (云南昆明)

Kunming in Yunnan [Photo by lhg0111/fengniao.com]

Kunming, capital city of southwest Yunnan Province, is known as the "city of perpetual spring" for its pleasant year-round spring climate. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, Kunming has many must-see attractions, such as Dianchi Lake, Heilong Pond, Shilin (Stone Forest), Guandu Ancient Town, Cuihu Lake, Xishan Mountain, Ethnic Culture Village and the Horticultural Expo Garden. With a history of more than 2,400 years, the city is home to many ethnic groups, including Yi, Hui, Bai, Miao, Zhuang, Dulong and De'ang, which give the area a colorful and unique culture. Kuming is a warm respite from the country's wintery regions.

Travel tips:

Admission:

Shilin: 140 yuan

Heilong Pond: 60 yuan

Guandu Ancient Town: 36 yuan

Cuihu Lake: free

Dianchi Lake: free

Xishan Mountain: free

Ethnic Culture Village: 70 yuan

Horticultural Expo Garden: 100 yuan


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