Things to Do in Kunming

Kunming, the Ever Spring City, is always waiting you to explore its beauty. But before you go, figuring out the Kunming Attractions and knowing about what to do in Kunming will make this trip more delightful and pleasant. You can enjoy the leisure pace life by strolling parks, temples, watching seagulls in Dian Lake.

And visiting outskirts top attractions of Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Caves, Dongchuan Red Land and more to better understanding the natural masterpiece. Also taste local cuisine, watch Dynamic Yunnan Impression Show and more things to do in Kunming, will fulfill your Kunming tour.

Kunming Attraction Map

No.1: Stone Forest

Type: National Geography Park, World Nature Heritage Site

Location: 120 km from Kunming Downtown

Thanks to the karst features, Kunming Stone Forest owns a reputation as one of Chinese four natural wonders. With protection zone for over 350 square kilometers, tourists can view the scenic spots of large and small stone forests, Li Ziying stone forests, Black Pine Rocks, etc. By entering the spots area, you can see kinds of stone pillars, walls and pinnacle mixed together, some stone pillars are up to 40-50 meters, like a primitive maze. All these natural landscape not only make you marveled at the extreme karsts topography, but also touch you with moving stories, like” Ashima”, which is one part of Yi ethnic group historic culture.

No.2: Dongchuan Red Land

Type: Natural Landscape, Scenic Spots

Location: 250 km from Kunming Downtown

Located in Xintian town, Dongchuan District, northeast of Kunming, Dongchuan Red Land is said to be have more ornamental value compared with red land of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Due to the subtropical and tropical climate, combined with marine sediments of karst landforms, Dongchuan Red Land shows the bright red soil and red ocher. For thousands of years, people farming here with different varieties of crops, making red land more colorful and coherent with nature. Now Dongchuan Red Land is becoming a paradise for photographers. Each year they can catch different stunning views.

No.3: Jiuxiang Scenic Area

Type: Natural Landscape, Scenic Spots

Location: 90 km from Kunming Downtown

Situated in Yiliang County, Kunming, Jiuxiang Scenic Area is known as the karst caves clusters. With over 200 square kilometers, Jiuxiang Scenic Area has hundreds of large and small caves, including Wolong Cave, Bat Cave, Lion Cave and more attractions. It is the largest and most exotic cave landscape community system. Some cave landscapes are rarely to be seen in other places. Outside these caves, there are natural sceneries of thrilling gorge and Yincui gorge.

No.4: Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Type: Scenic Spots, Natural Scenery

Location: 166 km from Kunming Downtown

Located in the northwest of Dongchuan District, Kunming, Jiaozi Snow Mountain has a natural landscape with magnificent mountains, rich flora and fauna species. It’s named after the mountain peak shaped like a bridal sedan chair. With 4247 meters above sea level, the scenic views are fascinating, including sea of azalea flowers, mountain waterfalls and shapes of mountain lakes. All are the must-sees when you tour Jiaozi Snow Mountain.

Recommended Kunming Tours

Top 3 Kunming tours chosen by most customers to explore Kunming in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Ashima Featured Limestone Rock
3 Days Kunming Tour to Stone Forest & Jiuxiang Cave

Kunming / Stone Forest / Jiuxiang / Kunming

Dongchuan Red Land
4 Days Kunming & Dongchuan Red Land Scenic Tour

Kunming / Dongchuan / Kunming

Three Pagodas
4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour (by Flight)

Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming / Dali

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