Kunming city is the provincial
capital of Yunnan Province, which has an area
of 15.6 thousand square kilometers and a population
of 3.6 million.
Kunming is situated at the
high plateau of the eastern part of Yunnan Province.
To the south is the biggest Dian Lake of Yunnan
Province. It belongs to the subtropical plateau
monsoon climatic zone; the annual average temperature
is 14.7¡ãC and the yearly precipitation
is 1024 mm. It is rich in phosphorus, salt mine
and quartz and other such mineral resources
as mirabilite, iron, bauxite, copper, coal,
etc; it is also rich in ground water and geothermal
In the field of industries,
priority is given to the development of machinery,
metallurgy, textile and building materials,
among which the industries of smelting nonferrous
metals and tobacco processing form one of the
main production basis of their kinds in China.
The productions of machine tool, optical instruments
and meters, electrical machinery, cigarette,
phosphorus, phosphate fertilizer, the melting
of lead, copper and zinc have captured an important
share in the domestic market.
In agriculture, paddy rice, oil, flue-cured
tobacco, sugar cane, fruits, sericulture and live pigs are produced
in abundance. Fresh water fishery is cultivated in the Dian Lake.
Kunming City has a good transport service in
traffic and has been linked with more than 30 cities, domestic
and abroad, by air.
Kunming City is China's famous
historic cultural city. Because it's evergreen
everywhere like spring all the year round with
flowers blooming everywhere, the city is known
as "City of Spring" or "City
of Flowers". It is indeed a well-known
site for sightseeing and a summer resort. The
Dian Lake and the Stone Forest are the two State
Major places of historic interest and scenic
beauty. There are also such beautiful sites
as "Black Dragon Pond" and "Tranquility
Hot Spring". You will also have the opportunity
to savour such traditional local specialities
as the Yunnan Ham, Cured Chicken, Long Across
the Bridge Rice Noodle, Fragrant Tea Sending
Forth Delicate Fragrance far and Near, Steam
Pot Chicken and the Whole Chicken Banquet, etc.
Kunming Travel Attractions
Spring City Golf