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Kunming Bamboo Temple Posted by on May 8, 2017

Kunming is home to many temples, some in the city and some a bit further afield. One of the better temples to visit on a day trip outside of the city is the Bamboo Temple (筇竹寺 – qióng zhú sì). This ancient Buddhist temple has a fascinating story behind it and is a beautiful place…

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Temple Hopping in Kunming Posted by on May 3, 2017

Temple Hopping in Kunming

There’s lots to do in the Spring City of Kunming, from walking around the Green Lake, to perusing the Bird & Flower Market, to enjoying the city’s awesome nightlife. Getting out of the city a bit, you’ve also got plenty of great options for day trips. We’ve already covered the Western Hills and the Botanical Gardens…

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Kunming Day Trips – the Western Hills Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Kunming Day Trips - Western Hills

While there’s plenty to do in the Spring City of Kunming, you’ve got to get out of the concrete jungle to really appreciate the beauty of this corner of China. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for great day-trips here. Check out what’s perhaps the most popular Kunming day trip – the Western Hills. Explore…

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The Western Hills of Kunming Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

While it’s definitely a big city, Kunming (昆明 – kūn míng) has plenty of options for outdoor activities a short trip away. With mountains, lakes, gardens, and temples in every direction, you’re spoiled for choices here. We’re going to take a closer look at some of the best day-trips available from the Spring City (春城…

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Badachu Video Tour Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Get out of the concrete jungle and take a day trip out to Badachu. The name means “Eight Great Sites” and refers to a collection of Buddhist temples and nunneries located in Beijing’s Western Hills.