Kunming is the capital of the Chinese province known as Yunnan.
Phew…now that we’ve gotten the bookish bits out of the way, it’s important to note that Yunnan is best known for its natural wonders, permitting travelers to sample both the highs and lows of its geography. Tourism in Kunming however, doesn’t quite have as obvious a reason to exist as it might in the rest of the province. Sure, there’s a temple over here, a hill over there, an auspicious this, a lofty that, but there’s a good chance if you’re stopping over, you’re headed to Lijiang, Dali or Shangri-La, no, sorry I meant Shangri-La.
Indeed, that sounds like a nice idea. But what if Kunming had other plans for you? What if locals insisted that you stay and took in the year-round mild climate, ubiquitous transportation snarls and mountain ham that the rapidly growing city has to offer?
Just kidding. Someone’s simply being stupid.
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