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A 6-day trip to Kunming - the city of eternal spring Print
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Day Six: Finding one to two interesting places and having a good rest

After traveling for so many days, you may feel tired. So, on your last day in Kunming, you can choose one or two places that you are really interested in near the Kunming Changshui International Airport and have a good rest before your next journey.

Night view at Jinma Biji historic site. Jinma Biji historic site is a landmark in Kunming which was built 400 years ago during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). [Photo/IC]
Haigeng Park is a quiet park and is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day. Built in the early 1960s, the park is about 10 km from downtown Kunming. [Photo/IC]

Local Food Recommendations 

Kunming cuisines feature the cooking styles of 25 local ethnic groups with the major ingredients potatoes, pork and vegetables. With high humidity and mild temperatures, Kunming provides abundant fresh fruits and vegetables all year round. Here are some representative dishes.

Crossing-the-bridge Noodles (过桥米线)

Rice noodles are popular among local residents, and the nationally renowned crossing-the-bridge noodles is a must-try snack food in Kunming. Legend has it that a wife prepared the noodles for her husband every day and she had to cross a bridge to take it to the hard-working man. Hence the name: crossing-the-bridge noodles.

The dish is a rice noodle soup mixed with pork, chicken and vegetables. Visitors can eat authentic crossing-the-bridge noodles in many chain restaurants in Kunming, such as Qiaoxiangyuan (桥香园) and Jianxinyuan (建新园).

Typical crossing-the-bridge noodles [Photo/IC]

Steam Pot Chicken (汽锅鸡)

Steam pot chicken is chicken steamed with precious herbs in a large pot. The dish is considered to be very healthy. [Photo/IC]

In addition, mushrooms produced in Yunnan are high quality, and many visitors buy them as gifts for their friends.

Visitors who like to try weird things can taste the famous local fried insects, including grasshoppers and dragonflies.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2019

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