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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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$74.00*
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1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian Lake
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Interesting!

Been here twice, culturally speaking is very interesting. Old Chinese style village, but addressed on Chinese minority in Kunming and yunnan. Worth a visit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
nicodox
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Biella, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is like any other cultural village. Showing all the different minority tribes and their lodging, culture etc. Place is very big but lack explanation in most of the places. If you don't get a guide(150RMB for 3hrs) you probably will walk aimlessly and don't know the stories behind. So I strongly suggest you should engage one of them if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good views throughput the place. This is a park to visit right after lunch to have a relaxing walk and a glance of several different chinese cultures. The park has a nice chines crafts market to buy interesting souvenirs.

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Biella, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice, culturally speaking is very interesting. Old Chinese style village, but addressed on Chinese minority in Kunming and yunnan. Worth a visit!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Good day outing to learn about this unique plural culture of Yunnan. Relatively cheap admission of Y90. Lots of walking and free shows at the villagers. Unfortunately not much directions in English. We did walk in circles many times. There are some bicycles to rent and I suggest renting them. There is a daily stage show which has to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Since most Chinese are Han people, most of the people you meet there are Han Chinese, which is why the Yunnan Nationalities offer such a different perspective. Beautiful clothing--highly adorned with silver-colored coins and feathers, dancing demonstrations--more quaint than fantastic, different foods, more interesting than delicious, and a sweetness and kindness to strangers that melts your heart. This is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We enjoyed seeing and learning about the different minority groups and history of this province at the Village. There was a fun zip line to try and a show to watch as well as many other things to see and do. A great experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit everyone is so friendly and helpful and there is just so much to discover well worth the trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

It's 90¥ per person, a bit expensive, but worth it (It has student discount). Throughout the day there are shows of 20min with some of the minorities dressed up and dancing or acting, it's difficult to watch most of them as lots of them happen at the same time, but the five that we watched were very cute and interesting.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you really have very few days to visit Yunnan, this would be a good way to understand the various hill tribes in Yunnan. However the entrance fees with performances are overpriced given that this is not a theme park. Try to book online for better rates. As we can understand Chinese, we paid for a guide for 150 RMB... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

These 'native/minority" attractions often come across as somewhat demeaning. We half expected that would be particularly bad in China. So we were pleasantly surprised that the place actually looks at minorities with a good degree of respect. Place is large and actually well put together.

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