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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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+86 871 6431 1225
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian 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 September 21, 2016
Andrew F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank Andrew F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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.

Thank bauwens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Peerasut I
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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