A more budget-friendly alternative would be Spring City Star Hotel Jifeng Branch, which is 3-star accommodation with room rates from 18US$. The top-rated economy Fairyland Hotel Dongfeng Plaza is less than a 5-minute walk from the center of Kunming. 10 cheap accommodation deals provide easy access to Bisi Hillside. Hostels in Guandu district, such as Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel and Glad International Youth Hostel, are known for their good rates.
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Where to stay in Kunming?
Best cheap hotels in Kunming
Kunming airports & Subway stations
Huanle Guesthouse is set a 15-minute walking distance from Kunming Changshui International airport. If you want to get the most out of Kunming, stay at Uchoice, just 10 minutes' walk from Jiaosanqiao metro station and with a sauna, a health club and a Jacuzzi. Sanye Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Kunming train station and offers all the conveniences of a modern hotel.
Convenience of staying in hotels downtown
For those who would like to stay in a centrally situated area of Kunming, look for a hotel such as Da Zhen Hotel with room rates from 21US$. Golden Eagle Summit Hotel is another choice in the city center, situated in Panlong district, featuring free self-parking, table tennis and billiards. If you look into Chenggong district, you will find Kunming Xinyue Jinxi Hotel, the 4-star hotel near Dian Lake.
Luxury and boutique accommodation in Kunming
For more options, try out luxury Yunnan Economic Trade and Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre, located next to Shiping Guildhall. Benefit from Panlong district and stay at Yunnan Expo Garden Hotel, an upscale 4-star hotel with a casino, a sauna and a health club. 7Days Inn Kunming South Huancheng Road and 7 Days Inn near Green Lake should be at the top of your list if you prefer reliable service.
Explore and find your best apartments, B&Bs and others
Utra Safari Villa is a budget-friendly apartment in Kunming, also close to Jingxing Street. Yunmuyang Villa is a cozy B&B that will put you only a 30-minute walk from Dianchi Telpher Ticket Office. If you're traveling to Kunming to do business, consider staying at The Hump-Mulan Guest House, situated in Xishan district. For travelers who would like to observe a scenic view of the sea, we offer to pick Nissi Holiday Hotel near Green Lake Park, which is a popular resort in Kunming.
City Guide: Discover the best of Kunming
Kunming is known as the "Spring City."
The nickname was earned for its everlasting sunshine and mild climate, which is like nowhere else in China. Its excellent weather has converted Kunming into a playground for open-air activities with pedestrianized streets to walk and striking architecture to explore in the cleanest surroundings in China.
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Besides striking outdoors, a lion’s share of Kunming’s popularity comes from its gateway location on the famous Silk Road. Several centuries ago Kunming served as a major trade crossing for Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar and India facilitating the silk trade between these destinations. Situated at the very start of the road Kunming capitalized its position, therefore developing quickly into the political, economical and cultural center of Yunnan. Over time transport, science and technologies have reshaped the city towards a chic destination and one of the most popular tourist centers in Southwest China.
The snowball effect upon Kunming’s tourism came hand-in-hand with the cultural flavor of more than 26 ethnic minorities living in the city. This mix of lifestyles means the calendar of annual events includes the very popular Torch festival of Yi people and the Golden Temple Fair. The greatest audience was won by the 1999 International Horticultural Exposition drawing a large number of foreign visitors to the city.
Apart from public celebrations, you can burn energy on a sightseeing tour. Attractions include;
- Tanhua Temple built in 1634 it served as a scenic spot for more than three hundred years, but today is known for its flowers and plants
- Daguan Pavilion has more than 300 years of history and today attracts people to view its golden ornamentation
- Qiongzhu Temple, a unique architectural masterpiece with old interior inside
- Kunming Zoology Museum features exhibits arranged on five floors from dinosaurs, fossils and skeletons
- Kunming Botanical Gardens, regarded as the national beauty in the city
After a dose of sightseeing, relax in a local restaurant serving regional cuisine. Kunming is famous throughout China for its selection of dishes to sample with Rice Noodle and Xuanwei Ham at the top of every menu. Apart from spicy Chinese food, you should visit local markets to buy some of the handicrafts the city is popular for. Kunming is a city to leave you overloaded with pleasant memories and souvenirs, while Booked.net can help you to save money on accommodation.