Yunnan Ethnic Village


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Yunnan Ethnic Village

This sprawling theme park showcases the cultural diversity of China's Yunnan Province. Each of the 26 ethnic groups represented in the park has a "station" of its own, often featuring typical residential homes, folk art (such as dance, song, or crafts), and offerings of traditional food. It can easily take a whole day to see everything, so we recommend you pick the villages you're particularly interested in beforehand. Maps are available at the entrance.

Do & See

The best way to experience the charm of Kunming is to simply wander around the constantly evolving city centre. Though modernising the city is an ongoing process, most residences in Kunming still retain the traditional style of architecture, quadrangle courtyards with sun-powered water heaters, and comfortable temperatures even without air conditioning, thanks to the landscape and climate. Flowers are abundant – at roadside stores, along green belts, and across tables of local eateries, giving the city a very pleasant vibe. Most sights outside the city centre are just a quick bus ride away, with enough to occupy the visitor for more than a couple of days.