The Yunnan Province is the most southwest region in china boarding on the countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. Its topography ranges from alpine mountain to tropical rainforest with a large number of plant species that are grown in China. Kunming, which is in the Yunnan Province, is the largest city and the capital of the province. Although it is regarded as one of China's most isolated and backward provincial capitals the growing economic and strategic importance of China's southwestern provinces since the late 1930s has spurred rapid growth. Kunming's municipality boasts a population of over two million many of whose members of China's ethnic minority groups, including the Hui, Yi, Bai, Miao, and Hani.
With a history of more than 2400 years, Kunming, Yunnan Province owes its importance to the fact that it was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar, and India. Today, the city is the political, economic, and cultural center of Yunnan and the provincial center for transport, science, and technology and consequently, has become the most popular tourism destination in Southwest China.
Kunming, Yunnan is one of the most attractive cities in China because it is famous for its benign climate and the folk costumes of ethnic groups. Kunming enjoys a pleasant climate and it does its best to live up to the city's title of The City of the Eternal Spring. Whenever you are planning to go, Kunming weather is always pleasant. With its convenient transportation links in and out of the city, Kunming welcomes and sends of thousands of tourists every day.
For the first time tourists the Kunming city center is the biggest attraction with its two squares and five interlaced roads which are: Jingma Baji Square, Dongfeng Square, Dongfeng Lu, Jinbi Lu, Zhengyi Lu, Renim Lu, and Qingnian Lu, among which Jinbi Square has the most eye catching architecture. Quingnian Lu, Zhengyi Lu, and Remin Lu, are the main commercial areas in Kunming.
Kunming, Yunnan Province is famous for many local dishes that are delicious among them are Across the Bridge Rice Noodles and Xuanwei Ham. You can enjoy them both at local restaurants and at the night market. At the night markets, you will find some pubs, cafes, and bars that serve good quality meals.
Kunming is also famous for its abundance of camellias, orchids, azaleas, and Primal Malacoides, which can be located in the Kunming Botanical Gardens where 4,000 varieties of tropical and subtropical grow profusely. Kunming, Yunnan is really a great place in China to come and visit. The city's highland scenery is alluring; its karast landform is bewitching; there people are known for their many habits and customs, and its land is pockmarked with historical artifacts, places of cultural interests, and gardens that are landscaped with a picturesque taste. The hugely successful of the 1999 International Horticultural Exposition enhanced Kunming's influence in the world and created a snowball effect on tourism because more and more foreigners discover this enchanting part of China.