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Guandu Ancient Town

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Very small town

It's very small, and it takes only one hour to see all parts of the town. The front part of the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Lingfeng G
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Beijing, China
Nice architecture: fusion of old and new

This is a nice place of interest where you get to see a fusion of old architecture occupied by new... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
angelaLWL
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South-east's suburbs of Kunming, Guandu District, Kunming 650041, China
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

At the center of Guandu Old Town located the well-preserved Jingang Pagoda (金剛塔,Vajra Throne Style Pagoda). Dating back to 1458, It is the earliest diamond-throne pagoda in China. The Vajra Pagoda is a stylized version of the Mahābodhi Temple constructed at the site of where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

The ancient town offers a vintage style, traditional outlook of Kunming. Lots of shops and restaurants to get souvenirs and food. A lot of local activity going on, i.e. old folks card playing and singing gatherings. You can easily spend a couple of hours here...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JasneshBhullar
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

i love this area a lot! This area is under rebuild and you will see old n new in fusion yet still in beauty with unspeakable charm. we visited this area about 0900 and almost all shops are closed so it was more im tranquility...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eunicedou
Reviewed 15 April 2018

very much like a Chinatown in the US, but you know, authentic... jade shops, dried roots and tubers and flowers, tea, tea, more tea, did I mention tea?, restaurants. lively

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A place I enjoyed much. old houses with small restaurants. some souvenir shops. Some shops for the needs of children. A place to stroll on a sunday.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jac-hoby
Reviewed 28 December 2017

It's very small, and it takes only one hour to see all parts of the town. The front part of the town is a very touristic street, which is skippable. The back part of the town has a small garden, a few temples, and a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lingfeng G
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place of interest where you get to see a fusion of old architecture occupied by new businesses - tattoo parlours, bubble teas and clothing stores. Saw many people queueing to buy a baked/steamed flatbread type of snack, called "Yan Jing Ba...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank angelaLWL
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We took two local buses (I can't remember which number sorry!!) from Kunming university (we had visited there in the morning) to the old town. Total journey time was about an hour. We were a little worried at first as it was just off a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lottie95
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Guandu Ancient City is just across the street from Kunming Museum. The place is very big and basically very touristy and also full of locals. You get to try a lot of their street eats - no idea what's what, but everywhere was basically packed....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Crystalism
Reviewed 13 October 2016

In south Kunming across from new Provincial Museum. Very touristy with lots of places to shop local souvenirs and sample local and other dishes. Try the Burmese restaurant in the back for authentic, tasty Burmese fare. Some local museums, but did not visit them.

Date of experience: August 2016
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