Journey Commencing To/From China (Kunming)
Kathmandu (KTM) – Kunming (KMG)
Economy : 1PC
Kunming (KMG) – Kathmandu (KTM)
Economy : 1PC
Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province and is also known as the city of eternal spring. It is located in the middle of Yunan Plateau 6,300 feet above sea level. The subtropical area of Kunming is skirted by mountains to the north, east, and west, while to the south lies a large lake named Dianchi. The city is in a mountain valley that was a trade route in the region. Geographically, the city is on the east shore of Dianchi lake surrounded by mountains. It has natural resources that have exploited to make it a city with some manufacturing. Its most famous nearby tourist cities are Dali and Lijang.
Kunming has a mild climate and flowers bloom all year round. Kunming city has a history spanning more than 3,000 years. It is known to have been a small settlement as early as 109 B.C., trading in salt, silver, gold, silk and lumber. Yunan Province, so named because of its location to the south of Yun Mountains, is the home of 33 ethnic groups including the Han.
Yuantong Temple or ‘Temple of the comprehension of all things’ is an ancient Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Founded under Tang dynasty (618-907) and rebuilt under the Yuan (1276-1368), Yuantong Temple is built based on the traditional model of the Chinese Buddhist temples.