Kunming 昆明


Chinese Name: 昆明

English Name: Kunming

Other Name: Chuncheng春城

Abbreviation: 昆 Kun

Zip Code: 65 00 00

Population: 8.46 million

Kunming 昆明
昆明 Kunming

Brief Introduction

Kunming 昆明 is a prefecture-level city, the provincial capital, megalopolis, and the central city of Yunnan Province, one of the important central cities in western China approved by The State Council and an important tourist and trade city in China.

Kunming is located in southwest China and the central Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau云贵高原. Kunming is China’s gateway city to Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is located at the intersection of the ASEAN东盟 “10+1” Free Trade Zone economic circle, the greater Mekong Sub-regional 大湄公河次区域 economic cooperation circle, and the Pan-Pearl River Delta regional 泛珠三角区域 economic cooperation circle.

By 2020, Kunming had jurisdiction over 7 districts, 3 counties, 1 county-level city, and 3 autonomous counties, with a total area of 2,1012.54 square kilometers and a permanent population of 8.46 million. In 2021, Kunming’s GDP reached 722.25 billion yuan.

Famous Attractions in Kunming

Kunming is one of the top ten tourist hot cities in China and one of the first batches of China’s excellent tourist cities. Kunming has more than 200 cultural relics protected by governments at all levels. Kunming also has Shilin World Geopark, Dianchi Lake, Anning Hot Spring, Jiuxiang, Yangzonghai, Jiaozi Snow Mountain, and other famous national and provincial scenic spots. There are also more than 100 key scenic spots such as the World Horticulture Expo Park and Yunnan Ethnic Village, and more than 10 national tourist routes, forming a tourism system with Kunming as the center, radiating the whole province and connecting southeast Asia, integrating tourism, sightseeing, vacation, and entertainment.

Kunming 昆明
Dianchi lake 滇池

Some special scenic spots in Kunming

  • Shilin Scenic Spot 石林风景名胜区
  • Jiuxiang cave 九乡溶洞
  • Expo Park 世博园
  • Dianchi lake 滇池
  • Yunnan Ethnic Village 云南民族村
  • Grand view pavilion 大观楼
  • Big Fold Falls 大叠水瀑布
  • The Western Mountains 西山
  • Cui wood 翠湖
  • Golden Horse and Blue Chicken Workshop 金马碧鸡坊
  • Dongchuan red land 东川红土地
  • Yuantong temple 圆通禅寺
  • Zhenqing Temple 真庆观
  • Guandu old town 官渡古镇

Famous Universities in Kunming

By 2018, Kunming had 51 regular institutions of higher learning, 81 secondary vocational education schools, 319 regular middle schools, 755 regular primary schools, 1,329 kindergartens, and six special education schools.

Kunming 昆明
Yunnan university 云南大学

List of universities and colleges in Kunming

  • Yunnan university 云南大学
  • Kunming University of Science and Technology 昆明理工大学
  • Yunnan Normal University 云南师范大学
  • Southwest Forestry University 西南林业大学
  • Yunnan University for Nationalities 云南民族大学
  • Kunming Medical University 昆明医科大学
  • Yunnan Agricultural University 云南农业大学
  • Yunnan University of Finance and Economics 云南财经大学
  • Yunnan Police College 云南警官学院
  • Kunming Institute of 昆明学院
  • The Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine 云南中医药大学

Diet of Kunming

Yunnan cuisine 云南菜 is good at cooking mountain delicacies, freshwater fish, and vegetables. It is fresh, tender, sweet, spicy, spicy, and heavy. The characteristic of thick oil flavor is suitable for the tastes of the multi-ethnic people in Yunnan. It has its own style and colorful geographical features and the three-dimensional climate with distinct humidity is extremely conducive to the growth of animals and plants. The advantaged raw materials provide abundant food for cooking.

Kunming 昆明
The Best Fresh in the World 天下第一鲜

Some special cuisines in Yunnan

  • Steam pot chicken 汽锅鸡
  • Fish in casserole 砂锅鱼
  • Pickled beef tendon 腌牛筋
  • Braised chicken with fragrant grass 香茅草烧鸡
  • Tengchong rescue 腾冲大救驾
  • Boiled fish with pickled bamboo shoots 酸笋煮鱼
  • Crossing-the-bridge Noodles 过桥米线
  • Braised rice with cloud legs and beans 云腿豆焖饭
  • Steamed puddings 蒸糕
  • Fried bait 烧饵块
  • Lijiang Ba harrow 丽江粑耙
  • buttered tea 酥油茶

Transportation in Kunming

Aviation: Kunming Changshui International Airport 昆明长水国际机场 is China’s gateway to Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Europe Asia. Kunming Changshui International Airport is the seventh airport in China with a throughput of over 20 million. It has opened more than 100 domestic, international and regional flights.

Rapid transit 快速公交: Kunming is the first city in China to implement the “BRT” bus system and has built nine rapid bus routes.

Highway: Kunming is one of the most important transportation hubs in western China. As the highway transportation center of Yunnan, Kunming has developed transportation. There are the Beijing-Kunming expressway, Shanghai-Kunming expressway, Shenzhou-Kunming expressway, Guang-Kunming expressway, and other high-speed transit; The completed Kunming-mangu Highway and the planned Pan-Asia railway can start from Kunming and reach neighboring countries and regions.

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