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Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, is known as the spring city because of its year round mild climate. Nevertheless during the cold season it might get chilly at times. The city is located at an altitude of 1891 m in the Yunnan-Guizhou-Plateau. For a lot of travelers Kunming is the starting point for travels throughout the colourful province, the land of Chinese national minorities.
Kunming has risen out of a small provincial city to a modern place where high risers dominate the picture. In 1999 the World Horticultural Exhibition was held here with activities throughout Yunnan province. The event led to a boom in building, infrastructure and tourist facilities. Places to visit include the tranquil Cuihu Lake, the nearby Yuantong Temple, Daguan Park and the Provincial Museum with exhibits on the nationalities.