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“Wow, visiting the almost extinct minority”
Review of Jinuo Mountain

Jinuo Mountain
Kunming, China
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wow, visiting the almost extinct minority”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Visited a day trip there with local Jinuo people. By the river band up in the mountain range, we had done our picnic lunch in local way, rice and all dishes cooked in the bamboo tubes, drink tea with bamboo cup (that cut within a minute by local Jinou man from a big bamboo). A wonderful experience of life.

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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527 reviews
168 attraction reviews
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“Artificial Experience - not worth it, esp if you do not know Chinese”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Not worth the money (think RMB 100 pp as our local driver got us a discount) - and if you do not know Chinese don't bother. You are guided around (without choice) by a local Dai girl/guy and taken around the park.

From visiting a Dai minority 'village' showing their working tools and even an old couple (in their 80s at least) - bizarrely local Chinese tourists were fighting to take photos with them, tea ceremony, and dancing ceremony with fruit whilst you watch - the whole place feels very fake and a rip off.

As with most Chinese attractions - particularly in Xishuangbanna, this is not wheelchair/stroller friendly

Give it a miss!

Visited February 2014
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Tirana, Albania
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“surprised from everything”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went there as part of a delegation from Europe, a tour organized by China Radio International. The first thing to surprise is the way of organization from the local authorities in cooperation with the Jinuo people. Starting the trip from the big gate and climbing some stairs we got in the middle of the village where the "Totem" is places. Than a visit to the traditional homes and workshops gives a plenty of information about the life of Jinuo people. There are not more than 20.000 Jinuo people living in the suburbs of Xishuangbanna. Their language is similar to Thai but strangely it is not a written language. After the visit they organized a very nice show (songs and dancing). A great experience....

Visited October 2013
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california
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“Skip it unless you know Chinese”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Jino minority Village which was the last minority to be named. NO ENGLISH GUIDES AND INFORMATION. It was interesting but not really worth the 160 rmb entry fee. Most of the acts were copies of other seen at other places around china but shorter. There in over 200 (not very good) steps up to the village. The most interesting parts was the architecture and the woven bamboo walkways down the hill. Save you money on this one till they can figure out how to put on a good show and give you at least some English guides.

Visited April 2013
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Kunming, China
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“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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