Half-Day History Tour in Kunming


In the morning, you will meet your tour guide at the gate of the Yunnan military academy (No. 22, Cuihui Xi Road), which was a famous military school in the last century. Learn about recent Chinese military history and Kunming’s importance as a military center. From there we will walk to the Green Lake, the bustling green center of Kunming city. Stroll through this beautiful park to see the daily life of modern Chinese people, where local middle-aged ladies come to ‘square dance’ and grandpa’s jam together with their traditional Chinese instruments. In summer the whole lake is covered with a carpet of fragrant lotus flowers, in the winter the lake is filled with thousands of seagulls that migrate here from Siberia. We will walk through the Green lake park to Yunnan university right next to the park and see some less known ancient cultural sites of Kunming city. Behind the university there is a charming narrow street named Wenhua Xiang (Culture Alley) with many small coffee shops, special bookstores, bars and all kinds of food from all over the world.

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12 hours
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Why take this tour?

This tour takes place in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province and a historical and cultural city. Throughout China she’s also called “Spring City” because her climate is like spring all year round. In this trip we will show you Kunming’s hidden side. We will visit the Yunnan military academy, a famous military school in the last century. Then we will show you some hidden cultural gems along Yunnan University and Green Lake park. Highlights: • Hidden cultural sites: Along the Green Lake and Yunnan university, we will show you the history of Kunming trough some hidden cultural sites. • Yunnan military academy: Visit one of the famous military academies in Yunnan in the last century.  

What’s included?

  • 1 bottle of local drinking water per person per day

  • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides

  • Supplement for the tour guide (meals)

  • 24/7 English-speaking customer services

  • Government taxes

  • Lunch and Dinner

  • Shopping

  • Chinese visa

  • Personal expenses

  • Domestic and international flights

  • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station

  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.

  • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested

  • Things not mentioned in this itinerary

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Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Wonders Of Yunnan Travel Agency is a professional and reliable Kunming based tour operator specialized on tailor-made tours in Yunnan and other regions in Southwest China. As a subsidiary of the well established Travel Company KSCI Travel Co. Ltd, we can draw upon many years of experience in the Chinese travel market since 1981. Wonders Of Yunnan is qualified to run the business for overseas tourists traveling in China, offering complete travel solutions (tour packages, customized trips, transfers, hotel bookings, flight ticket bookings) and Meeting-Incentive-Conference-Event (MICE) services to our clients at competitive prices. You are welcome to visit our website or our office in Kunming for more information!

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