Kunming Highlights Tour
Looking for a weekend vacation getaway to Yunnan, a kingdom above clouds? Take this 3-day trip to the "City of Eternal Spring" Kunming, Yunnan’s capital with pleasant temperature all the year round, featuring at the awesome Stone Forest karst geopark and colorful minority cultures. With ETC, explore Stone Forest off the beaten path alongside friendly local guide, witness yourself the real local life strolling Green Lake Park, and discover the ancient Taoist temple at Dragon Gate & West Hill Scenic Area.
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
Travel Style: Private guided tour - Flexible & Free to customize
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One day tour to the Stone Forest, which is about 90 km from Kunming City and requires only a 2-hour drive. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers and includes both large and small forest as well as many other scenic spots. En route, pay a visit to the local Sani village to get close to Sani people and know about their life, customs and culture.
Later, have a stroll around Green Lake. Green Lake Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Kunming city. The park consists, in dffect, of a group of 4 small sub-lakes linked by bridges in the traditional style. The lake was originally a water reservoir for the city. After the tour, transfer back hotel.
Meal: B, L
This morning, meet your guide at hotel, and then continue your Kunming tour. Firstly, transfer to Dragon Gate & West Hills, which is around 15 km from Kunming. Take cable car up to the top. On the top of the hill lies Sanqing Temple and it was once a temple dedicated to the three main Taoist deities. Thirteen ancient wooden structures built on the precipitous cliff are very impressive. Further up the temple is Dragon Gate, the highlight of the Western Hill. Sculptures, corridors, pavilions and a group of grottoes, including the biggest Phoenix Cliff Grotto, also called "Old Rock Cave" - was completed during the Ming Dynasty and features a mythological phoenix with spread wings.
After the tour, transfer to Kuming airport or rail station, for your next destination.
Meal: B, L