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apartment, Kunming page one, and
Kunming page three (regarding the Flying Tigers and the Burma Road).
The next five photos are from the International
Horticultural Expo in the NE part of the city. This is huge indoor and
outdoor complex featuring flowers and plants, but it also has outdoor
exhibits representing each of China's provinces, as well as an
international area with exhibits representative of many nations. We
thoroughly enjoyed our visit, which a rain shower cut far too short. But
we have gone back twice to take visitors to enjoy the scenery.
This fountain is
near the main greenhouse/floral hall.
cacti are arranged in the shape of China!
and Andrew stand in front of a floral ship, "sailing" on a sea of flowers
Sri Lanka is one of many nations represented in the international area.
(right) Colorful dolls were on sale, representing China's ethnic
minorities--many of which have villages in Yunnan Province.
This montage is
National Minorities Theme Park, where you can hear and see native dances,
buildings, music, costumes, and more. Then take a cable car from the theme
park's back gate up West Hill (you can see West Hill behind the panoramic
shot below) for a great view of Kunming and Dian Chi (Lake). This is
another favorite place to take visitors.
Andrew's former Chinese tutor
in Xi'an (Linda, pictured in the middle) gave us these photos from
her visit to Yunnan Province. Yunnan is well known for its variety of
national minorities (left), the Stone Forest (center), and its beautiful
mountains and rivers (I believe the final picture is Yu-long Jade Mountain
in Lijiang). Yunnan is truly a remarkably
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