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Yunnan Nationalities VillageBenzilam

8km 4 3/4 miles south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
+86 871 6431 1225
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“theme park” (12 reviews)
“ethnic groups” (15 reviews)
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8km 4 3/4 miles south of Lake Dian, Kunming, China
+86 871 6431 1225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have been to the Polynesian Culture Center on Oahu in Hawaii, this is done with the same idea. the place is big and a great way to understand the different ethnicities in China. Performances are generally quite interesting, I enjoyed it!

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around to the different villages. The food was good and not too expensive. We ate at the restaurant across from Call of the Plateau . Would have liked to see it but it cost extra. The treatment of the elephants was not...More

Thank Polly N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There are many nationality of Yunnan and there are places how to live, how to build each tribal. This place so big and there are some traditional show of each. Clean and nice

Thank KayOZilla
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Yunan Nationalities Village (Ethnic Review) is an interesting way to spend an afternoon or a full day. Woven through a myriad of lakes and canals are small village settings of showing the various living habits of the indigenous peoples of Yunan Province China. This...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a pretty big place, clean, well maintained, and designed to inform the visitors about the diverse cultural heritage of the Yunnan region. The place is staffed with people from each cultural group. Plenty to see and try ( archery, and zip lining to...More

Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you're short on time but interested in Chinese minorities then this would be a great place to visit. However, if you're like me and have been to several similar places in other areas of China, it's hard to miss the fake feeling of the...More

1  Thank LadyPerrin
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Of course this is a commercial compromise, but the villages are is remote locations and to be able get even a slight exposure to the amazing cultures is precious. You can get a guide, but I felt you could talk directly to the young people,...More

Thank 29grapes
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This must be one of the most interesting and fascinating places I visited in China! A short bus ride from the city, the museum portrays the Chinese minorities in a unique way! You get to walk around the 'villages' of all these different minorities, there...More

Thank ana-marialungu
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It was better than expected as the place was very large and the commercial activities were not obvious. The village shows 26 minority tribes with their traditional dwellings, interior decor and dresses as well as various dances (at scheduled times). There is also a large...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I thought it would be just another 'tourist' traps with stereotypical displays of various tribal cultures. Was I humbled by the experience! The setting is stunning in a huge national park, meandered through by waterways, evoking the real-life of ancient times' indigenous tribes! Plan at...More

Thank Jacqueline S
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline S | Reviewed this property |
Very simple: by taxi from anywhere in the city: generally only half an hour from the center of the city. There is no need to hire a car for the day to wait for you-- there are lots of taxis at the main entrance when you are... More
7 June 2016|
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Response from MaiJinJia | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's about twenty american bucks a person. no family rate. It's clean, a bit like a Chinese Epcot and if you want a disney version of china, it's worth the ticket price.
Mahtab K
17 December 2014|
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Response from Mat2818 | Reviewed this property |
Take bus 40. It takes about 45 minutes. If in a car, go south on Beijing Lu until the end then look for signs.