Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Kunming, China


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 85 m
Descend 80 m

Experience Kunming in China in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Kunming

Sight 1: Yuantong Temple

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Yuantong Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan, China. It is located in a protected natural depression and in recent years it has been expanded with funding from Thailand. In the 1950s, it hosted a grand ceremony to greet and send on the sacred teeth of the Buddha and so became important in Southeast Asia.

Wikipedia: Yuantong Temple (EN)

1169 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Kunming Zoo

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Kunming Zoo

Yuantong Mountain is a park in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, located in Luofeng Mountain in the northeast of the urban area, covers an area of about 26 hectares, 1930 meters above sea level, because of the steep mountain, lush plants, has the reputation of "Luofeng Stacked Cui", is one of the "Eight Views of Kunming". Yuantong Mountain is adjacent to Yuantong Temple, and there is Kunming Zoo on the mountain, which includes many cultural and historical attractions such as the tomb of Tang Jiyao in addition to animal display areas and leisure and entertainment facilities.

Wikipedia: 圆通山 (ZH)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Tang Jiyao Tomb

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The tomb of Tang Jiyao, commonly known as the "Tang Tomb", is located in the Kunming Zoo in Yuantong Mountain, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China, and is the burial place of Tang Jiyao, a military and political leader in Yunnan during the Republic of China.

Wikipedia: 唐继尧墓 (ZH)

715 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Huize Hall

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Located at No. 2 Cuihu North Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China, in the Donglu Campus of Yunnan University, Huize Academy, also known as Huize Building, was built in 1923-1924 and designed by engineer Zhang Banghan, one of the first teaching buildings of Donglu University, and is also the landmark building of Yunnan University today. It is now a national key cultural relics protection unit.

Wikipedia: 会泽院 (ZH)

1017 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: 国立西南联合大学纪念碑

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The monument of National Southwest Associated University, referred to as the monument of Southwest Associated University, includes the original monument and replicas, the first is in 1946 when the National Southwest Associated University officially ended, Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Nankai are about to return to Tianjin, when Beiping resumes school, the teachers and students of Southwest Associated University set up the "National Southwest Associated University Monument" on the site of the school to commemorate Southwest Associated University, and now the monument stands as a national key cultural relics protection unit at the site of the former Associated University in Kunming (now Yunnan Normal University). In 1989, Peking University replicated the Southwest Associated University monument on campus. In 2007, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Southwest Associated University, Nankai University and Tsinghua University successively copied the monument of Southwest Associated University on their respective campuses to commemorate it, and became the campus landscape of their respective schools. So far, there are four monuments to the Southwest Associated University, which are located in Kunming, Beijing and Tianjin. In addition, the three universities of Southwest Associated University have also built other forms of monuments to the United Nations.

Wikipedia: 国立西南联合大学纪念碑 (ZH)


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