The Kunming of today is a modern and orderly Chinese city and

provincial capital, known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ for its mild

climate and the agricultural bounty produced in the surrounding


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Whilst high-rise apartments and modern shopping centres have taken over

parts of the city, the colorful shopper’s mecca that is the Bird and Flower

Market, and the temple-studded slopes of the Western Hills, with their

fine views over the Dian Lake. And don’t forget to try the city’s

famous culinary specialty –  a steaming bowl of Across-The- Bridge