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Yunnan Nationalities VillageBenzilam

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Address: 8km (4 3/4 miles) south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
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08:00 - 18:00
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1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian Lake
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Didn't realize there were so many different nationalities within such a small area. It was off season so each village did not have performances. However biggest highlight was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is 30 mins away from the downtown by bus . it is amazing . you gonna spend there more than 5 hours . you gonna see a lot of folkloric shaws. you gonna learn much about yunnan province. the elephants shaw was very nice . food there is expensive and not so good.

Thank kevin m
Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't realize there were so many different nationalities within such a small area. It was off season so each village did not have performances. However biggest highlight was the elephants. Great interaction with them. Able to purchase sugar cane to feed them. Amazing experience. Elephants were extremely well behaved and the handlers appeared to love their jobs!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like any other cultural village. Showing all the different minority tribes and their lodging, culture etc. Place is very big but lack explanation in most of the places. If you don't get a guide(150RMB for 3hrs) you probably will walk aimlessly and don't know the stories behind. So I strongly suggest you should engage one of them if... More 

Thank Desmondcheng
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good views throughput the place. This is a park to visit right after lunch to have a relaxing walk and a glance of several different chinese cultures. The park has a nice chines crafts market to buy interesting souvenirs.

Thank Mexdude
Biella, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been here twice, culturally speaking is very interesting. Old Chinese style village, but addressed on Chinese minority in Kunming and yunnan. Worth a visit!

Thank nicodox
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Good day outing to learn about this unique plural culture of Yunnan. Relatively cheap admission of Y90. Lots of walking and free shows at the villagers. Unfortunately not much directions in English. We did walk in circles many times. There are some bicycles to rent and I suggest renting them. There is a daily stage show which has to pay... More 

1 Thank yinic
Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Since most Chinese are Han people, most of the people you meet there are Han Chinese, which is why the Yunnan Nationalities offer such a different perspective. Beautiful clothing--highly adorned with silver-colored coins and feathers, dancing demonstrations--more quaint than fantastic, different foods, more interesting than delicious, and a sweetness and kindness to strangers that melts your heart. This is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed seeing and learning about the different minority groups and history of this province at the Village. There was a fun zip line to try and a show to watch as well as many other things to see and do. A great experience!

Thank K S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit everyone is so friendly and helpful and there is just so much to discover well worth the trip

Thank Andrew F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It's 90¥ per person, a bit expensive, but worth it (It has student discount). Throughout the day there are shows of 20min with some of the minorities dressed up and dancing or acting, it's difficult to watch most of them as lots of them happen at the same time, but the five that we watched were very cute and interesting.... More 

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