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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 152 attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sattahip, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was unsure how to rate Yunnan Nationalities Village. I believe my problem was that I went there with the wrong expectation. I had hoped to lear about the 25 or 26 minorities that live in Yunnan and I didn't learn very much. It was interesting and fun but not what I would consider educational. The show was great, but... More

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Yunnan Nationalities Village is not worth visiting unless you have plenty of time. It sounds a life-time travel experience but its not ! You may see this during you visit to Dianchi (Dian Lake). We went there on a rainy day,we did not dislike it either !

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Kunming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Yunnan Nationalities village is a great way to preview the ethnic minorities of Yunnan. If you were to set off on expedition in the vast landscape of Yunnan visiting all of the ethnic minorities with their various architecture, dress, customs agriculture you would need at least 2 months, in addition to traveling close to a thousand kilometers through rain... More

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San Francisco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

While I understand the naysayers about this place, I still found it interesting. Is it fake and a Disneyland-like situation, but still, you can see a variety of native costumes and architecture. There are also blurbs about culturally and historically significant themes. So, while not perfect, if you can get over the set-up, there is much to learn and see... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

culture? what culture? if your culture is capitalism, then this is the place for you! as a whole, this cultural exhibition isn't curated very well and i didn't gain much insight into the various nationalities represented here, aside from tibet-land. it seems like every nationality eats the same food and sells the same trinkets. there were giant inflatable hammers marketed... More

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Clarksville, TN
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A very disappointing visit. The park is dominated with plastic decorations. The girls who were dressed up in ethnic costumes were bored with their job and upon asking for a photo, we were told NO in no uncertain terms. Same with the electric cars - the drivers were more interested in taking a nap. The villages are a poor replica... More

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