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“Okay, if you don't have anything better to do.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yunnan Nationalities Village

Yunnan Nationalities Village
8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Ranked #2 of 187 things to do in Kunming
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“Okay, if you don't have anything better to do.”
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.

Visited January 2014
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“Fantastic”
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 fresh, hot noodles cooked in the little huts dotted around the museum.

Visited December 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Good but Disappointing”
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 it was show biz. Sorry I can't be more positive.

Visited September 2013
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“Yunnan Nationalities Village”
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 !

Visited September 2013
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“Glimpse on Yunnan's Ethnic Minorities”
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 forests in the south to crossing high mountain passes and steep river valleys in the North West and then heading east to the terraced rolling hills of red earth and limestone formations.
Therefore it's a nice display of what's out there to discover.

Yunnan is a border area of many cultures brought together on a crossroad of two ancient trade routes. The South / North Tea route { Laos / Tibet ) crossing the West / East (India /China) Southern Silk road.

The negatives..
Unrelated trinkets for sale and unrelated displays.

If the souvenirs for sale would be related to the ethnic people's culture it would be a class act but with an open mind it's still a good attraction.

ParaglideYunnan.com

Visited December 2012
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