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Yunnan Nationalities Village

8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Ranked #8 of 153 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Shenzhen, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Sattahip, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

After reading some of the reviews, I'm sorry that so many reviewers gave this park poor ratings. My rating is high because 1) we did bring our own food and had a picnic lunch under a shady tree at the edge of one of the many ponds in the area. 2) we rented a peddle bike for four people and... More

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Fruit Heights
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place was like walking through a big nice park with interesting little villages scattered around. You learn a little bit about the different minorities but not much really (a few placards to read). If I had really known what it was I probably wouldn't have spent the ¥90 it costs to go in.

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Launceston, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is cool. A very authentic reproduction of many of the interesting ethic minorities of China. We spent time in Bai country and the Bai bit was very realistic, it was like stepping into a real small Bai village! The park is huge and the restaurant is awful so avoid it like the plague and instead, purchase the fantastic... More

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