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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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“ethnic groups” (15 reviews)
“theme park” (12 reviews)
“huge area” (4 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 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
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

it is 30 mins away from the downtown by bus . it is amazing . you gonna spend there more than 5 hours . you gonna see a lot of folkloric shaws. you gonna learn much about yunnan province. the elephants shaw was very nice...More

Thank kevin m
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Didn't realize there were so many different nationalities within such a small area. It was off season so each village did not have performances. However biggest highlight was the elephants. Great interaction with them. Able to purchase sugar cane to feed them. Amazing experience. Elephants...More

1  Thank lulubelle99ca
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is like any other cultural village. Showing all the different minority tribes and their lodging, culture etc. Place is very big but lack explanation in most of the places. If you don't get a guide(150RMB for 3hrs) you probably will walk aimlessly and don't...More

Thank Desmondcheng
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good views throughput the place. This is a park to visit right after lunch to have a relaxing walk and a glance of several different chinese cultures. The park has a nice chines crafts market to buy interesting souvenirs.

Thank Mexdude
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been here twice, culturally speaking is very interesting. Old Chinese style village, but addressed on Chinese minority in Kunming and yunnan. Worth a visit!

Thank nicodox
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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.