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Yunnan Nationalities Village

8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Ranked #6 of 148 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The YNV is a great way to kill a day with guest who are visiting from outside China. Since Yunnan is home to so many minorities, it's a good exposure to the general culture of the area. We started in the morning, toured the entire place, had our meals there, which were reasonably priced, and finished the day with the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The village allows you to see different lifestyles in a short time. We went twice as there was too much to see in one day. On Saturday we discovered that we were given free entry!! Had a lot of fun at the same time learnt a lot. Loved the elephant show where you can buy iced bamboo and feed the... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This park gives a good glimpse of the different minorities that are from China. It is set up like Epcot with different sections for each minority. Each section will have the architecture and food in the style of that minority. There is a large show incorporating each group that happen twice a day (morning and night). After a couple hours,... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Half of all the minority groups in China are near Kunming. They have sections of the nationalities village where you can see how they live in their traditional homes. They wear traditional clothes, have dances, food is available. It is a very interesting place and well worth the expense. The grounds are beautiful in themselves with pagodas and other Chinese... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's worth going - the park is nicely done and a half day trip. Take the bus - it's cheaper than a taxi. We didn't eat at the restaurant - though it looked nice. The book store offers wonderful post cards to buy.

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Munich, Germany
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17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is obviously not going to replace a real experience of traveling through Yunnan´s real ethnic minorities villages, but gives you a quite some decent Impression of Yunnan´s colorful culture.

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is pretty boring unless you stop to talk to the people who live in each of the villages. The highlight of my 5 hours there was when I struck up a conversation with the man who was making sweet rice inside bamboo stalks. It was rough though because his Chinese pronunciation was not very standard. Bring your own... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The scenary is nice, you can know more about the different ethnic groups in China. There are different performance in each ethnic village. It is good to spend time there!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I visited the Yunnan Nationalities Village about 6 years ago so things may have changed. I do remember an elephant show they had there and though the elephants looked healthy, it didn't look natural for these elephants to be doing these ridiculous circus tricks. I also witnessed the trainers hitting the elephants when they did not listen. This is a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

the location is within small artificial lakes and is nice to walk it. but the village is just a few houses with some bored actors playing the villagers. nothing real. nothing special. you loose nothing if you omit.

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