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8km 4 3/4 miles south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ethnic village hosts a lot of ethnic minorities and let's us get an inkling of their homes , traditions etc It is a good idea to take a battery operated car as the area is too big to cover on foot There are displays...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

I actually thought this Minorities Village was very insightful and informative. Make sure you pick up a free map as you first enter the village. You aren't automatically given one, I just saw other people taking one so also went to take one. Without the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

For any traveller visiting Kunming, the Yunnan Nationalities Village his something you definitely must see. This is a huge area where the ethnic minority tribes of China have developed their own areas displaying their culture food and artefacts. It will take a full day to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

It's commendably well managed set up..It's an every day fancy dress..With song and dance added. After walking thru and buying useless commercial ethnic handicrafts, Sofitel concierge Max and I reached this so called village. We took a buggy for 300 yuans for 2 hours. Ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Hui ethnic village has a mosque and serves Halal food. (please try the beef skewer, imho the best one ive tasted in Kunming) Entrance fees are steep at 175rmb but it was worth it considering the vast area, multiple tiny villages inside with real...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Yunnan is full of different nationalities. You can learn a lot from here. Unfortunately one of the show we can make it was under construction and no announcement was made. We rented a 'tricycle' sort of thing but it's pretty 'rusty' to cycle in, so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

I really wasn't sure what to expect but was really impressed by the educational and informative nature of the Nationalities Village. Yes you walk through the cop shops on the way in and out - but there are a great selection of teas and some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Its amazing to look into 26 Nationalities person to see into one village. But Entry ticket and English guide fee is too expensive. Rest all is ok and it takes a day to cover all.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

KUNMING best weather in China, people speak English and they are quiet happy to help, best hotel is the intercontinental

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Set aside a whole day to walk around the many villages. There are games and food in each village, and lots of little lakes and park areas to enjoy

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline S | Reviewed this property |
Very simple: by taxi from anywhere in the city: generally only half an hour from the center of the city. There is no need to hire a car for the day to wait for you-- there are lots of taxis at the main entrance when you are... More
June 7, 2016|
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Response from MarkSammo | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't recall how much I paid for in entering. I do remember that somehow when I got up to the box office, they gave me a "senior" discount 'cos I was over 55 (not sure of #)? I paid several Yuans I think. I... More
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Response from Mat2818 | Reviewed this property |
Take bus 40. It takes about 45 minutes. If in a car, go south on Beijing Lu until the end then look for signs.