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Yunnan Nationalities Village

8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Ranked #5 of 149 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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