KUNMING

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Kathmandu (KTM) – Kunming (KMG)
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Kunming (KMG) – Kathmandu (KTM)
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Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province and is also known as the city of eternal spring. It is located in the middle of Yunan Plateau 6,300 feet above sea level. The subtropical area of Kunming is skirted by mountains to the north, east, and west, while to the south lies a large lake named Dianchi. The city is in a mountain valley that was a trade route in the region. Geographically, the city is on the east shore of Dianchi lake surrounded by mountains. It has natural resources that have exploited to make it a city with some manufacturing. Its most famous nearby tourist cities are Dali and Lijang.

Kunming has a mild climate and flowers bloom all year round. Kunming city has a history spanning more than 3,000 years. It is known to have been a small settlement as early as 109 B.C., trading in salt, silver, gold, silk and lumber. Yunan Province, so named because of its location to the south of Yun Mountains, is the home of 33 ethnic groups including the Han.

China at a glance

  • Official Name
    People's Republic of China
  • City
    Kunming
  • Official Languages
    Mandarin
  • Area
    82,300 km2
  • Population
    30.48 million (2016)
  • Currency
  • Timezone
  • Weather

Around Kunming

Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Temple or ‘Temple of the comprehension of all things’ is an ancient Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Founded under Tang dynasty (618-907) and rebuilt under the Yuan (1276-1368), Yuantong Temple is built based on the traditional model of the Chinese Buddhist temples.

Kunming Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate is a highlight of Kunming. It is a very well-kept scenic area, clean and safe. It seems to be a place hung on the cliff, and the winding stone stairs seem to be reaching the sky at the end. Dragon Gate is famous for its grottoes. The most impressive grotto stone room is located in a sharp cliff which is called the Datiange and also named the New Stone House.
The Stone Forest
Known for its remarkable karst formations, the Stone Forest has magnificent, strange, and unique natural scenery. With its touching legend of Ashima and unique minority culture, it is no doubt a must-see for Kunming tourists. It is the only karst stone forest in a subtropical plateau region in the world. It is the essence of world’s karst geomorphology and is known as the “Stone Forest Museum” as everything is displayed in one place.

Useful information

Electricity

Most of the electricity in China comes from coal, which accounted for 66% of the electricity generation mix in 2016. Coal-fired electricity production declined from 2013 to 2016 coinciding with a major boom in renewable energy, and a decline in GDP growth. China's coal powered generating capacity is expected to increase to 1300 GW by 2020, from 960 GW in 2016, despite official plans to limit that growth to 1100 GW.

Visa Requirements

You should submit a proof of legal stay or residence permit, namely the original and photocopy of your valid visa, or certificates of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the third country.

Transportation

Transportation plays an important role in each city of China. With improvements in road construction, more convenient transport options are available. Public buses, taxies, bicycles are the most common vehicles for you to take. In some modern and developed Chinese cities, subway, light rail and even Maglev trains can all be considered as good ways for you to get around.

Language

The official dialect of China is Mandarin, also call "Putonghua". More than 70% of the Chinese population speaks Mandarin, but there are also several other major dialects in use in China: Yue (Cantonese), Xiang (Hunanese), Min dialect, Gan dialect, Wu dialect, and Kejia or Hakka dialect.

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