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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province, China with an estimated population of 3,740,000 including 1,055,000 in the urban area. It is located at the northern edge of the massive Lake Dian. Because of its year-round temperate weather, Kunming is often called the Spring City.
Kunming is located in the central Yunnan Province, at between 102 degrees and 103 degrees east longitude and between 24 degrees and 26 degrees north latitude. With 140 kilometers from east to west and 220 kilometers from south to north, Kunming covers 15,561 square kilometers and has a total population of 3.749 million.
Early townships in the southern edge of Lake Dianchi outside the comtemporary city perimeter can be dated back to 279 BC, Before Christ, although long since lost to history.In 765 AD, Tuodong  city was founded.In the 13th century, Marco Polo is thought to have traveled to this area and written about his fascination. The city was renamed Kunming by the Mongol rulers of the Yuan dynasty in 1276. In the 14th century, Kunming was retaken by the Ming Dynasty, which built a wall surrounding present-day Kunming.
Kunming's economy was ranked 12th of all Chinese cities in 1992. The salt and phosphate mines around Kunming are some of China's best. Because of its location in the remote corner of China, Kunming has generally been ignored by China’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s. However, recently the city has received renewed attention, launching Kunming into an international hub that China desperately needs to access different areas of South and Southeast Asia.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of China one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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