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Yunnan Nationalities Village

8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Ranked #7 of 153 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were taken by The China Travel Service and the place was like a huge amusement/cultural park, to show how the ethnic minorities lived, although they came from far and wide. We were given security tags to wear and a blue card to get our meal. We were warned if you took too much food, but didn’t eat it all,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

There are too many things to see and try that we feel that one day is not enough. We will come back again!

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Sattahip, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Interesting place the many ethnic minorities in colourful dress. In someways a little false as it is all reconstructs but the people were ethnic people and it gave you an insight it how many of them lived. Don't attempt to walk it better to hire a 4-wheel peddle bike

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