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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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Phone Number: 0871-64311225
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

Thank K S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Cátia N
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is proper place to learn about Chinese southern people. There are more than 20 nationality and architecture you can found in this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

26 nationalities, you need time and 'passion' to visit all. The place is worth to visit, recommended.

Thank Fidelis C
Kunming, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

To be honest I know some foreigners they like this park. Maybe they have never to real minority areas in Yunnan. If you have time to travel avoid this one. Beside the high entree fee everything is fake here. They just put anyone in minority clothes make some loud shows. This place really sucks... If you want knowledge about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Huge territory with many beautiful villages of Yunnan province minor ethnics. And there are a lot of this ethnic groups in Yunnan. Its fun, and on the other hand, you can learn a lot about very special culture, traditions of the ethnics. During the day every village has a nice performance with music and dances etc. The people in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Visiting this park is a good way to learn a little about the many different ethnic groups that populate Yunnan Provence. Very scenic, very friendly and a nice way to spend a day.

Thank Marta W

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