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Kunming City Museum

Tuodong Lu 120, Kunming, China
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One third ceramics, one third exhibitions, one third USA propaganda

As a museum has very few exhibits, mainly ceramics (mind you, remarcable items). The temporal... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Javier G
Another excellent museum in Kunming

I went there specifically to see the Flying Tiger's exhibit, which I thought was just fantastic. I... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Michael P
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

As a museum has very few exhibits, mainly ceramics (mind you, remarcable items). The temporal exhibitions may be the most interesting. The most stricking point is the display on the USA help to the Nationalist army during the II WW. Don't expect to find any...More

Thank Javier G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I went there specifically to see the Flying Tiger's exhibit, which I thought was just fantastic. I probably spent two hours looking at the professionally curated displays. With plenty of signage in English, this is a great place for history buffs. The remainder of the...More

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The museum was not far from where I was staying and it was my first experience in a Chinese Museum. There were only two exhibits on the first floor. Kunming in the Bronze Age (Interesting.. do a bit or reading beforehand). Signs are in English...More

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the flying tigers exhibition. Understood a lot about Kunming during WW2 and the close friendship between China and USA. So many good people voluntering to fight evil in this world. A good exhibition to record and show they contribution

Thank SL Y
Reviewed 16 January 2017

For World War II history buffs, Kunming was the base for the famed "Flying Tigers" or AVG (American Volunteer Group. Kunming City Museum dedicates an entire wing of the building to this group of pilots. On display is some of the equipment and clothing of...More

1  Thank AllThatAsia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The story of the WW11 The legendary Flying Tigers is pretty interesting and well told here. They were a fighter group that trained in China and defended the Burma supply line to China over the Himalayas known as the "Hump" before the United States entered...More

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Reopened after adding a new dinosaur room in east wing near Flying Tiger display. The main gallery has Nanzhao Kingdom display and info on old Dian culture and sights to see in Kunming. There is a small, inexpensive cafeteria and a Chinese/English newspaper/magazine reading room...More

Thank alan y
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The WW II flying tigers, dinosaurs and Ancient Fans exhibit was pretty nice but overall too many exhibits were closed which is a shame. Kunming being the province capital needs to do a better job attracting more visitors to the city. Even the gift shop...More

Thank Phiota
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The museum has an excellent display on the WWII Flying Tigers. There is also a Flying Tigers Restaurant close to the centre of the city, just off the Pedestrian Street in a building that was their headquarters. That is also worth visiting.

Thank BHRhippy
Reviewed 6 July 2016

While in Kunming late last month, we visited the Minority City Museum and found it well maintained and exhibiting many items. It is quite a big building with garden courtyard in the centre and quite a few display halls. Many of the exhibits were exclusive.

1  Thank BPB2012
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