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Yunnan provinceKunming, the capital city of Yunnan, is located in the center of the province, with the Dianchi Lake lies in its south and mountains surrounding it at three sides. Neither cold nor hot, the city where people can see flowers throughout the whole year is like spring all the time. It is therefore known as "spring city".

The China'99 Kunming International Horticultural Exposition was held in Kunming from May 1, to October 31, lasting 184 days. Covering an area of 218 square hectares, the garden comprises 5 indoor exhibition halls including the Chinese Hall, the Man and Nature Hall, the Large Greenhouse, the Science and Technology Hall and the International Hall. The six special exhibition gardens are the Tree Garden, the Tea Garden, the Bamboo Garden, the Potted Landscape Garden, the Medicinal Herb's Garden and the Vegetable and Fruit Garden. Ninety-five countries, regions and international organizations participated in the event. After the Exposition finished, the Horticultural Exposition Garden, the venue of the Expo'99, remains. Other tourist sights in and around Kunming include Western Hills, Dianchi Lake, Golden Temple, Yuantong Temple, Jiuxiang Resort and Stone Forest.

Weather & Climate In Kunming

The weather in Kunming is exceptional: It is close to the never-ending summer climates of South-east Asia and therefore warm, but high enough in altitude to escape the worst of the heat. Enjoying good weather all year round. The tempo of life in Kunming is like that of a film montage - diverse but advancing. It is therefore a good place to live -- one where fortunes can be made in an atmosphere of leisure and contentment. Because of its year-round temperate weather, Kunming is often called the "Spring City."

Kunming is free from bitter cold in winter and torried heat in summer with an average temperature of 9°C in winter and 23°C in summer. It has an annual average temperature of 15.1°C and an annual temperature range from approximately 12°C to 13°C. "Climate remains like that of February and March, and flowers blossom throughout the year" vividly depicts its climate of perennial spring. Furthermore, in Kunming dry and rainy seasons are clearly marked, with the period from May to October as the rainy season and the rest as the dry season. The city has a mean annual rainfall of 1,000 mm, with an annual sunshine period of 2,250 hours and an annual frost-free period of 230 days.

Kunming Weather Records and Averages

Avg. High
Avg. Low
Avg. Precip
15.0° C
2.0° C
1.27 cm
17.0° C
3.0° C
1.27 cm
20.0° C
6.0° C
1.52 cm
24.0° C
9.0° C
2.79 cm
25.0° C
14.0° C
9.14 cm
24.0° C
16.0° C
17.27 cm
24.0° C
17.0° C
20.57 cm
24.0° C
16.0° C
20.57 cm
23.0° C
14.0° C
12.19 cm
20.0° C
12.0° C
8.89 cm
17.0° C
7.0° C
4.06 cm
15.0° C
3.0° C
1.27 cm


Kunming Travel Attractions
Stone Forest
Jiuxiang Scenic Resort
Golden Temple
Western Hills And Dragon Gate
Daguan (Grand View) Park
Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Dianchi Lake
Ancient Alu Cave
Bamboo Monastery
Dongchuan Red Soil
Yuantong Temple
Cuihu Lake
World Horti-expo Garden
Black Dragon Pool
Puzehei Scenic Region
Yunnan Museum
Tanhua Temple
Yunnan Nationalities Villages
Kunming Spring City Golf
Kunming Country Golf
Kunming Sunshine Golf
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