Yunnan Ethnic Village, bordering Dianchi Lake in the south, is just over 4 miles (7 kilometers) from downtown Kunming City, covering 1,200 acres (485 hectares). It neighbors West Hill, Daguan Park, Zhenghe Park, and other well-known scenic areas. Since opening to the public in 1992, it has attracted visitors from all over.
As an essential part of Dianchi Scenic Area, Yunnan Ethnic Village is dedicated to showcasing the natural and human landscape of different local ethnic minorities, and to be a window for visitors to appreciate the daily life of China’s ethnic minorities.
The gate of Yunnan Ethnic Village is magnificent, above which a board with the name of the park is hung. In the center of the board lies is a logo, a soaring golden peacock, symbolizing the prosperous future of Yunnan Ethnic Village. In front of the gate is a broad square enclosed by lush lawns. The lawn is dotted with several sculptures of white elephants, lovely and delicate as if there are greeting guests.
Villages in this park are well-arranged and captivate visitors with their unique charm. The park is a beguiling patchwork of minority villages distributed along shady pathways, zigzagging galleries and exquisite arched bridges. The Yunnan Ethnic Village is shrouded by lush green all year round, so it has much to offer to visitors whenever they come.
In these serene villages, visitors can not only discover the Chinese ethnic group’s culture of architecture, unique clothing, and folk customs, but can also enjoy the marvelous water-screen film, ethnic dances, elephant performances, exquisite ethnic handicrafts, and palatable ethnic food.
What is more, some traditional festivals of Chinese ethnic groups are also celebrated in this theme park, such as the Water-sprinkling Festival of the Dai People, the Torch Festival of the Yi People, the Knife-ladder-Climbing Festival of the Lisu People, the Worship Sanduo Festival, and many others. Visitor may join in the celebration of these festivals and immerse themselves heartily in the profound culture of the various Chinese ethnic groups.
Admission Ticket: 70 Yuan
Opening Time: 8:00-18:00
Location: West bank of Dianchi Lake Phone: 0871-4311108
How to get there: Take the bus No.44, and 73 to get there from downtown.