Kunming city is the provincial capital of Yunnan
Province, which has an area of 15.6 thousand square kilometers and
a population of 3.6 million.
Kunming is situated at the high plateau of the
eastern part of Yunnan Province. To the south is the biggest Dian
Lake of Yunnan Province. It belongs to the subtropical plateau
monsoon climatic zone; the annual average temperature is 14.7°C and
the yearly precipitation is 1024 mm. It is rich in phosphorus,
salt mine and quartz and other such mineral resources as mirabilite, iron, bauxite, copper, coal, etc; it is also rich in
ground water and geothermal energy resources.
In the field of industries, priority is given to
the development of machinery, metallurgy, textile and building
materials, among which the industries of smelting nonferrous
metals and tobacco processing form one of the main production
basis of their kinds in China. The productions of machine tool,
optical instruments and meters, electrical machinery, cigarette,
phosphorus, phosphate fertilizer, the melting of lead, copper and
zinc have captured an important share in the domestic market.
In agriculture, paddy rice, oil, flue-cured tobacco, sugar cane,
fruits, sericulture and live pigs are produced in abundance. Fresh
water fishery is cultivated in the Dian Lake.
Kunming City has a good transport service in traffic and has been
linked with more than 30 cities, domestic and abroad, by air.
Kunming City is China's famous historic cultural
city. Because it's evergreen everywhere like spring all the year
round with flowers blooming everywhere, the city is known as "City
of Spring" or "City of Flowers". It is indeed a well-known site
for sightseeing and a summer resort. The Dian Lake and the Stone
Forest are the two State Major places of historic interest and
There are also such beautiful sites as "Black
Dragon Pond" and "Tranquility Hot Spring". You will also have the
opportunity to savour such traditional local specialities as the
Yunnan Ham, Cured Chicken, Long Across the Bridge Rice Noodle,
Fragrant Tea Sending Forth Delicate Fragrance far and Near, Steam
Pot Chicken and the Whole Chicken Banquet, etc.