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Address: Tuodong Lu 120, Kunming, China
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WW II Flying Tigers

Must see to understand WW II for US in China...particularly Kunming as a base for US Army Air Force. This museum provided considerable insight into the people and logistics and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
Peregrine426
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Cornwall, Vermont
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The WW II flying tigers, dinosaurs and Ancient Fans exhibit was pretty nice but overall too many exhibits were closed which is a shame. Kunming being the province capital needs to do a better job attracting more visitors to the city. Even the gift shop was closed during our visit (from lack of many visitors).

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has an excellent display on the WWII Flying Tigers. There is also a Flying Tigers Restaurant close to the centre of the city, just off the Pedestrian Street in a building that was their headquarters. That is also worth visiting.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

While in Kunming late last month, we visited the Minority City Museum and found it well maintained and exhibiting many items. It is quite a big building with garden courtyard in the centre and quite a few display halls. Many of the exhibits were exclusive.

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Cornwall, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Must see to understand WW II for US in China...particularly Kunming as a base for US Army Air Force. This museum provided considerable insight into the people and logistics and how the Chinese and US worked together in the war against Japan.

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2 Thank Peregrine426
Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The museum has several exhibits about ancient China (antiques, bronze etc) These do change from time to time. But the best exhibit is the Flying tigers exhibit. it is quite a large collection of items and there is a lot of history. Many of the items have both Chinese and English on the signs. there is a video at the... More 

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Guilin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

You can easily see the entire museum in a morning or afternoon visit. The highlight of the museum was the Flying Tigers exhibit that was very well done. Any history buff will throughly enjoy it.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The museum was empty but the exhibits were well done. In most of the museum there is no English translations but for the Flying Tigers exibition there is. And it is free!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The address may actually be 93 as the museum is across the street from 120 Tuodong Lu, on the south side of the street. It may have been confused with the museum of urban planning? 120 itself appears to be a small apartment building. We walked from the Green Lake and nearly missed it altogether. We visited at 11 am... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum is housed in an extensive museum and there is a lot of space for those visiting. We knew nothing about the Flying Tigers - who were based in Kunming during World War 2, so found this exhibition quite interesting, it was good to have English descriptions. We also viewed the Bronze exhibition which was interesting, particularly the section... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

For an American WWII or aviation aficianado this is a must stop. Kunming was the home base for Chenault's flying tigers. Their place in the history of China and the US is better understood when one has seen the Chinese tribute!

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