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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ready to leave the site. You would want to spend at least a few hours there--- so much to explore and the environment is very peaceful and beautiful! Bring your own picnic if you like!
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
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 somehow think the admission is moderately pricey.
Should I say the place is like EPCOT? Not sure. As the name denotes, it features many pavilions housing the many minorities of China (55? or more!). Since each has its own different costumes, dances, so the place has at least variety. But, I just think it's kind of over-commercialized in some way.
I have no idea of how far it's from the Yingwang E Jie Hotel; regardless, you'd definitely need a car ride to get there, as it's away from the metropolitan area.
Sorry for answering so late, as I just noted the reminder. So, this answer may be irrelevant now, as you may already have been there.