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Tourists Attraction in Kunming
Kunming serves not only as the provincial center of Yunnan but also as the destination for its snowballing tourism with so many places of interest spread all around the city.

Yunnan Stone Forest 

Like Guilin, the capital of Guangxi Province, Kunming is also well known for its beautiful and peculiar, breathtaking and unique natural landscape. Among these dramatic sites, Yunnan Stone Forest, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the city proper and requires only a three-hour drive,is known best by visitors. These magnificent stone masterpieces, various strange and steep intricate formations, and countless labyrinthine vistas make Stone Forest (Shi Lin in Chinese) worthy of the fame as the First Wonder of the World'. And there goes a local saying: 'It is a waste of time without being in the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming.

Dianchi Lake

Dianchi Lake, the largest lake of Kunming, enchants people with its cyan water and peaceful environment. It is a favorite with those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Measuring about 300 square kilometers (74,132 acres), Dianchi Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Yunnan Province and the sixth largest one in China. With picturesque scenery and its location on the Yungui Plateau, the lake has a reputation as ''A Pearl on the Plateau''. 

The lake is crescent-shaped, about 39 kilometers (24 miles) in length and 13 kilometers (8 miles) in width at its widest. Its natural banks are formed by mountains on all four sides. More than twenty rivers nurture the lake which has a shoreline of 163.2 kilometers (101 miles). Four surrounding hills contribute to the picturesque landscape, making visitors intoxicated and linger around. You may appreciate the beauty of the lake and hills from a boat, and explore this cradle of Yunnan culture.

Golden Temple

A visit to the Golden Temple is strongly recommended. It is the largest copper temple in China. Here you can see something of the origins of Taoism as the temple is located on Fengming Hill, the home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony).

Western Hills

The spectacular view across Dianchi Lake from the vantage point of Western Hills is another enjoyable experience for visitors to the city. 
In the western suburbs of Kunming lies Western Hills. They are also called 'Sleeping Buddha Hills'.For looked at from a distance, they have the appearance of a giant sleeping Buddha. They have also been given another name - 'Sleeping Beauty Hills' for the hills when viewed together look like a beautiful young lady laying beside Dianchi Lake with her face upward and her hair trailling into water. You can see the outline of her face, chest, and legs clearly. 

In addition to these sites, there are more other attractions such as the Grand View Park, Black Dragon Pool, Yuantong Temple , and Flowers and Birds Market. Also you can go to visit Bamei Village around the downtown. It is like a Peach Blossom Valley isolated from the hustle and bustle of the ordinary world. >>Learn more