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Beautiful scenery of Kunming

   Kunming is located in the middle of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau . The elevation of the city is 1891 metres above sea level.Kunming is surrounded on three sides, leaving one side facing the Dianchi Lake to its south. The Panlongjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, winds through the city. The magic combination of various geographical factors makes Kunming a "Spring City" and a "Flower Capital" without bitter cold in winter and scalding heat in summer. Richly endowed with the mild climate of eternal spring, Kunming enjoys a picturesque scenery. Here the high officials and dignitaries, Buddhist monks and Taoist priests of the past dynasties built pavilions, mansiuns, temples and palaces after careful inspectionand selection. So places of historical interest and scenic beauty characteristic of the culture in southwest China can be found euerywhere in and outside the city and around the Dianchi Lake. The wonderful climate makes the scenery even more beautiful. The beauty of the"Spring City"is beyond description. Its unique charm is attracting more and more tourists at home and abroad.


Dianchi Lake

    Located 10 kilometres from the city proper, it is the sixth largest freshwate lke and one of the national torist resorts in China. Boating on it with Beautiful scenery in view will sure be an enjoyment.


Xishan

  19 kilometres away from the city proper, known for the Dragon Gate stone sculptures on the cliff which took 72 years to complete. Tourists can take a bird's-eye view of Dianchi Lake from the spot. Ther are several ancient building of the Yuan Dynasty, such as Sanqing Pavilion, Huating Temple and Taihua Temple.



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