history, many minority nationalities and the unique natural resources
of Kunming help make the city rich and colorful, filled with
historical and cultural relics as well as exquisite natural beauty.
Stone Forest, one of the city's most famous sights, came into
being about 270 million years ago. It is filled with wonderful fairy
tales as well as the colorful folk customs of the Sani minority group.
On the way to the Stone Forest lies the Jiuxiang
Scenic Area, a pleasant spot to split up your journey.
Dian is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the nation. Alongside
is the famous Yunan
Nationalities Village. This spot is filled with colorful ethnic
customs, residences, and singing and dancing, as well as beautiful
mountains, clear water and elegant gardens. The
Western Hills Forest Park is also located near the lake bank, and
in the park itself stands an exquisite Dragon
Gate suspended between the blue sky and the dangerous steep
Daguan Tower Park, is renowned for the long couplet with
inscription of 180 Chinese characters by Sun Ranwong, a poet in the
Qing Dynasty. There are also many cultural attractions in Kunming
leftover from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Among
these, the most popular and well known are the Bamboo
Temple, the Yuantong
Temple, and the Golden Palace.