one of the most fascinating cities in China. It should be one
of your top chosen destinations for Chinese language study and
travel. The city itself presents the many cultural elements
that could make your Chinese learning deeper and more
interesting. A day trip in Kunming can make your study and stay
in China more interesting and fun.
one of the cities in southern China that has been greatly
influenced by the Han Chinese culture, as a large demographic
composition migrated throughout history from central China,
where Putonghua or the standard Mandarin Chinese language
developed and evolved.
of the city, the Green Lake and the Archway of Golden Horse and
Green Rooster and many other surrounding ancient architectural
buildings tell you how much this frontier city was influenced by
central Chinese culture. The Yunnan Provincial Museum helps you
understand how Yunnan was impacted by Han Chinese while its
origins have been well preserved. Wandering around Wen Hua Xiang
(cultural Alley) and the Bird and Flower Market, you are bound
to encounter language students like you who enjoy studying
Chinese by exploring the city and looking for places where you
will be exposed to real experiences of the local community.
One Couplet under the Heaven” posted on the Grand View Pavilion
is a masterpiece for both Chinese culture understanding and
Mandarin language study, as it has been praised and honored by
Chinese scholars throughout China’s history.
culture is intrinsically the combination of Buddhism, Taoism and
Confucianism. Spots like the Golden Temple and the Black Dragon
Pool are typical Taoism holy lands. Yuan Tong Monastery, among
many other Buddhist temples in Kunming, is the only monastery in
China where all three Buddhist schools are showcased--Mahayana
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Sculptures
of the Dragon Gate in the Western Mountain Forest Park represent
well the ideals of Confucianism. Meanwhile, each of these
places has philosophies and ideas of these religions perfectly
integrated into their architectures.
Ethnic Village gives you a foretaste and snapshots of the
cultures, customs and traditions of Yunnan’s 25 distinctive
ethnic minority people.
yourself in the Kunming World Horticultural Exposition Garden,
the best preserved World Exposition site in the world, and by
visiting the Dianchi Lake, China’s sixth largest fresh water