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“Offers the usual mix of ethnic sights and shopping”
Review of Jinuo Mountain

Jinuo Mountain
Kunming, China
Level 6 Contributor
524 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
“Offers the usual mix of ethnic sights and shopping”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

You will probably enjoy this experience if you have not already been to too many others in Yunnan that are very similar. They offer the usual mix of ethnic culture exhibits, complete with colorful costumes and arts and crafts, interspersed with quite a few shopping opportunities.

The steps are steep and rather long, so don't go in if you have trouble with your hips, knees or feet. At one stop, however, you could buy snake oil and snake extract to apply to whatever areas were ailing. Another stop included the sampling some fairly routine Pu'er tea, all "sheng" none "shou." Prices were reasonable (not exorbitant.)

The singing and dancing was not outstanding, but was definitely OK. Must admit I'm jaded by now since I've seen hundreds of these small shows. They did furnish tasty snacks at the show. The performers must do the same show over and over many times each day and I'm sure it becomes hard work before long.

The guide was helpful in answering questions and was not pushy about buying things. (I took a Chinese tour; don't know if they have English ones as well.)

Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Vancouver
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very Interesting and Worthwhile”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

On our way to the Wild Elephant Valley, our tour stopped at the Jinuo Village Mountain. There are many steps and so it is not wheelchair friendly or for those with walking disabilities, but otherwise, it's definitely worth the stop.

There are different sections of the village including an area where you watch and interact in a Jinuo song and dance show while getting a small portion of some fruit and traditional food. You also get to see an example of a Jinuo marriage ceremony and some traditional weavers. It is supposed to be an actual Jinuo village where just the top portion of the mountain is converted into an educational tourist destination for the tribe, which makes the experience very authentic.

It was a very enjoyable experience, but I can't compare it to the famous Dai village as we didn't make it there on this trip. Never-the-less, I think it's well worth going to.

Visited July 2011
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