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Yunnan Nationalities Village

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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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The local ethnic shows were most entertaining. A lot of walking is required in order to see all the different villages. The variety and colourful costumes were amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Perth, WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The local ethnic shows were most entertaining. A lot of walking is required in order to see all the different villages. The variety and colourful costumes were amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The ancient villages in Kunming display the ways and habits of more than 30 minorities in China. This place looks like an adventure park, because the walkingroutes are very clever set up. Everywhere in the park is background music and there are enough small shops to buy food or drinks. There is an elephant show as well, were people can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The park looks a bit like a themepark. Luckly is wasn't crowded at all so it was realy nice to be here. You can visit several minority villages and see some shows. At the informationdesk you can get an English map. Also see the elephant show were you can feed them. Bus A1 terminal station is at this park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After reading the reviews of trip advisor, we decided to just spend 2 to 3 hours max . We drove to the village and arrived at 11am. We wished now that we had been there when the gates are opened 1st thing in the morning . We went in by the east gate and it was like " just shopping... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Such a huge village to showcase all the different 26 Ethnic tribes of Yunnan! Enjoyed the time mingling around and getting to experience their tribal habits, living habitats and food. On that day it was water throwing festival and so we saw the fun of the young people throwing buckets of water on each other. However, we couldn't cover the... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Yunnan Nationalities Village is like a big nice park with different small villages around. Be prepared to do some walking as the area is very large, but you can also rent some bikes if you get tired. We visited on a very hot day and they were celebrating some kind of water festival. There was a huge water fight... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Yunnan Nationalities Village is situated near the shores of the Dianchi Lake. Full of resorts of all kinds, golf clubs dotes the vicinity of the Village. It is a paid entry and they also have, for a few Yuan, insurance, while you are in the Village. It is a collection of about 26 minority tribes that lives in Yunnan.... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A huge area for walking, renting bikes or tram rides. Every tribe inside the facility are well demonstrated by putting the exact/replicas of there houses and how the whole community looks like. Toilets are easy to find. Clean and decent western toilets. There are several restaurant to dine with. Souvenir shops are everywhere. Coffee shops also available. No need to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although it has a bit of an atmosphere of a theme park about it - the village is very well laid out with excellent building reconstructions and re-enactments. The park was not at all crowded when I visited and it was very pleasant strolling from village to village. It is a good way to learn about Yunnan's minority populations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There are an examples of how Chinese minority's used to live. Even there are authentic minority people on the villages. I tried to find a museum but never find it. The place is huge and incredible beautiful. The information about each minority is scarce, but at least there are some info in English.

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