Yunnan Ethnic Villages
Yunnan Ethnic Villages, situated six kilometres south of Kunming, is a 2,000 mu theme park bordering on the south by the Dianchi Lake and on the west by the famous Western Mountains Scenic Area.
The famous historical and cultural city of Kunming is in the north of the villages. Each of the 26 ethnic peoples of Yunnan will have a village built on the premises, and there will also be a square symbolizing unity among various ethnic groups, a theatre for the performance of ethnic songs and dances, a folklore museum, and a museum of ethnic waxworks. When completed, the Yunnan Ethnic Villages will become an epitome of Yunnan as a multi-ethnic province, and an immense garden in south Chinese horticultural and landscaping traditions.
In the Yunnan Nationalities Villages, visitors can enjoy not only variety of architecture arts, clothing, remarkable custom, also ethnical shows of songs and dance. Trying the fantastic food and purchasing some lovely souvenirs to bring home also provide a memorable experience. Some traditional festivals of these ethnical groups are held here including the Sanyuejie Festival of the Bai people, Splashing Water festival of Dai, Torch Festival of Yi and Three Flowers festival of Naxi People and much more.
Haigeng Park, a National Sport Training Base, is only two kilometers away from the Minority Nationalities Park.
Take a bus from one of the following lines and get out at the Yunnan Minzucun (Yunnan Nationalities Village) station: 24, 44, 73, 94, 135, 184, 233, A1, A4, or A9.
Free for children no taller than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).
When there is a festival, this tourist attraction is open at night, and the nighttime ticket is considerably less expensive.