Fell deeply in love with China’s Yunnan Province

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The enchanting mix of landscapes and inhabitants, the splendor of architecture and its accompanying well-manicured greens, the superlative sights of colors and feel of steel, ethnic groups being respected by all its local people — all of these, some the things you’d surely encounter in a diversified city.

With the rise of technology nowadays, it is quite difficult for a city or town to preserve their heritage no matter how deeply-rooted this had been.

Some tend to squat the possibilities of primitive groups expanding and just let history flow down the drain. Many have failed to keep up with the demands of modernization and the intrinsic sense of urgency in retaining the old ways but Yunnan in China is not one of those, this city effectively get their roots tight while progressing forward.

Location

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With an area of 394,000 square kilometers, Yunnan is the most southwestern province in China. The town’s northern tip is one of the compositions of the Yunnan- Guizhou Plateau.

Surrounding Yunnan are the following provinces — Sichuan on the north, Guangxi on its eastern side and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the northwest end.

Countries also border Yunnan as Laos meets it on the south, Burma on the west and the southeast end is shared with Vietnam.

Climate

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The province of Yunnan has tapped two different climate classes which are subtropical highland and humid subtropical zone according to the Koppen Climate system.

Under the aforementioned types, it can be observed in the whole Yunnan area that they have mild to warm winters and tempered summers.

Transportation

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Yunnan, like the rest of Chinese cities has a profound route when it comes to air travel, and on the city’s case, travelers have options in circles other parts of the country through twenty in-country flights.

The most known airport in Yunnan as of last check is the Kunming Changshui International Airport, which is just recently in operations since 2012. Railways are also the most used mode of transport as the city is easily connected to a whole lot of neighboring areas.

If water travel is what you’re up to, check out rates and schedules with the Golden Peacock shipping company. One healthy way of traveling within the city of Yunnan is through bicycling which is a government-mandated and driven project to minimize pollution in the whole country.

What to See

Qiongzhu Si (Bamboo Temple)

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The artsy ego in you would surely be awakened as you set to see the Bamboo Temple, which boasts life-size clay figures which had been constructed in the 1800s by sculptor Li Guangxiu.

Chuang Ku

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Visit Chuang Ku which is downtown Yunnan and get to experience the fusion of notable art pieces such as paintings and sculptures and be filled with joy as you try the restaurant serving Chinese and Scandinavian selections.

Tang-Dynasty Pagodas

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While not as astounding as the other pagodas found in China, the Tang-Dynasty Pagodas would transport you back in memory lane as you will surely notice how well the locals preserved the original look of this smacking edifice.

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(6) www.ginkgosociety.org
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See More:

Yunnan Travel Guide
http://www.chinahighlights.com/yunnan/

Yunnan Travel Guide
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/yunnan/

Paul Intalan

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