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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Phone Number: 0871-64311225
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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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INTERESTING, BUT ODD

We didn't really have enough time to do the place justice (we were on a quick break in a packed work schedule) but it was diverting enough. It's a very sanitised theme park with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place of wonder- many small "villages" set up to allow visitors a sampling of Chinese cultures of the diverse minority tribes living there. Enjoy music, stories, songs and reenactments of special celebrations of many different minority groups. A beautiful learning experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't really have enough time to do the place justice (we were on a quick break in a packed work schedule) but it was diverting enough. It's a very sanitised theme park with areas devoted to different minority groups from Yunnan. Everywhere you go there are guides/re-enacting hanging about ready to dance or demonstrate some ancient skill. But they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This place should be number 1 on the list not the green lake, we got a cab here from the town center only 40 rmb, had no trouble getting a cab back, so don't worry abt that. We brought the tickets that included the show, they were 190 rmb if I remember correctly , it's 90 without the show, the... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

There are 30-odd officially recognized ethnic groups in Yunnan province. The recreated villages, costumes, and local performances are fun. You can try on local costumes.The big floor show is too much like Las Vegas (loud and over the top glittery), but it only lasts 45 minutes and has a heart warming message, "let's all get along". There are many shopping... More 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

First of all I didn't have enough time to spare, got a few hours to spare and decided to visit this place ... Marvellous place with a lots of history depicted ... Need more than a day to spare to see the different themes of villages and culture down the ages ...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Spent a great afternoon here wandering round all the various villages , Its the best way to get the full Kunming experience ,You see and meet some of the locals , in their home and workplace . Yes the souvenirs are a tad expensive , but worth it if you pick the right ones . As previously mentioned there is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Buildings of minority enthics groups are located very far apart, visitors have to walk very far. There are insufficient information on intorduction of most of the enthic groups. Many buildings are closing down for renovation.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Yunnan is home to numerous minority cultures, each with its own language, food, costumes, religious variations,drinks, music, etc. Most of the larger ones are represented here, in a "theme park" format. It's large, so consider renting a quadricycle or taking a break or two along the way.

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Okay. So you're in China for a limited time and happen to stumble upon Kunming. Cough up the admission and head to the minority village. I admit, it's a bit touristy but sorta cool...as if Walt Disney created a Chinese version of the Epcot center without that annoying "it's a small, small world" song. You'll walk around a huge clean... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Yes, you must come here as it's one of the tourist attractions here. It's extensive with 26 ethnic tribes represented here. Great exercise as you'll be walking a lot from point to point.

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