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Kunming Flower Trip: Appreciate Cherry Blossoms in Kunming

Kunming, the Spring City, has moderate weather for the whole year. No matter which season you’re traveling, Kunming always has something for you. Why don’t you consider a Kunming flower trip this spring? On the one hand, you can appreciate beautiful cherry blossoms in Kunming. On the other hand, ethnic culture in Kunming is charming enough. If you’re interested in a flower trip, continue reading for some helpful tips.

Best Time to Appreciate Cherry Blossoms

In Kunming, there are two species of cherry trees, which blossom in different month. The date of flowering for winter cherry is between November and December, while the other is basically from mid-Feb to late March. In other words, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to see cherry blossoms in Yunnan.


Best Places to Appreciate Cherry Blossoms

Even though you may have a chance to appreciate beautiful cherry blossoms along some streets, or in some parks, there are specific places with a large area of cherry trees. If you’re looking for the best places to appreciate cherry blossoms, the following options will be awesome.

Yuantongshan Park

Yuantongshan Park will be the best place to see cherry blossoms in Kunming. With about 480 Yunnan Cherry Trees and 200 Japanese Cherry Trees, Yuantongshan Park attracts tens of thousands of tourists for a visit, especially during February and March, when the cherry flowers are in their full blossom.

Additionally, what makes cherry blossoms in Yuantongshan Park even more charming is the perfect match with the 1,200 Malus halliana Koehne trees. These two varieties of flowers have similar color and flowering date, so you will see a spectacular view of a sea of flowers.

What’s more, you can visit Yuantong Temple inside the park, so that you can also explore Buddhism culture in Kunming. Yuantong Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kunming, which is popular among tourists.

  • Entry Fee: RMB 15
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Best Time to Visit: March
  • How to Get to: take bus No.4, 59, 74, 78, 83, 100, 101, 129, 234 to Yuantongshan Stop

Kunming Botanic Garden

Kunming Botanic Garden, built in 1938, Obviously, Yuantongshan Park will be flooded with Chinese people, and Kunming Botanic Garden will be a good choice if you want to avoid the crowds. Even though there aren’t as many cherry trees as in Yuantongshan Park, you will still have a wonderful flower trip there.

Except for cherry blossoms, there are plenty more gardens for you to explore, including bamboo garden, camellia garden and azalea garden. Besides, you can see beautiful maple leaves here if you’re looking for autumn colors.

  • Entry Fee: RMB 10 for West Garden, RMB 5 for East Garden
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • How to Get to: take bus No.9, 79, 128, 159, 249

Universities in Kunming

Honestly, you can try something new while traveling in Kunming, it’s a great idea to visit some universities in Kunming. You can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and feel the educational atmosphere inside the campus. Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan University and Yunnan Minzu University will be ideal places for you to see cherry blossoms.

Have a Kunming Flower Trip with Top China Travel

Spring is a great season to appreciate cherry blossoms in Kunming. Have a Kunming flower trip with Top China Travel, we will choose the best time and best flower-watching place for you. You’ll definitely enjoy your trip in Kunming. See our sample tours below.