Day 10 - Friday 13/Nov/2015 - Kunming


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November 13th 2015
Published: November 12th 2015
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Temples, social park life, and Carrefour supermarket.

Kunming is a medium sized Chinese town, 1.1 milion inhabitants, capital of the Yunnan region, 46 million inhabitant s.
Known as the "City of the Eternal Spring" because of the Clemenweather, and considered as one of China's most laid-back cities.

• Taxi ride to the Bamboo Temple, 100Yuan (return !).

!---! IC Holiday Shuncheng Serviced Apartments, Kunming, China, 178Yuan.


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Kunming, Jinbabiji square, big lanes, wide footpaths, and huge shopping malls.
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Kunming, technicians repairing a traffic camera (see also next picture).
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Like a monkey in a tree, without any safety feature but his colleague.
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Qiongzhu Si, or the Bamboo Temple, 12km out of the city center. The ticket office. The peaceful temple is famous for the 500 terracotta sculptures, the work of 6 sculptors for ten years at the end of the 19th century. Also for his vegetarian restaurant.
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Bamboo temple.
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Bamboo temple.
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Bamboo temple.
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Bamboo temple. The university scanning some (or all ?) of the sculptures.
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Bamboo temple.
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Bamboo temple. The vegetarian restaurant, and monk rooms on the upper floor.
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Bamboo temple, the menu.
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Bamboo temple, the restaurant kitchen.
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Bamboo temple. Just some of my plates. Other followed. All together Yuan, about 4€.
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Bamboo temple.
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Cuihu Gongyuan, or the "Green Lake" park. Indeed, the pools are green, despite all the efforts spend by these guys.
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Green lake park.
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Green lake park, full of people.
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Green lake park. Visited by sea gulls.
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Green lake park. Senior and also younger people spontaneously dancing.
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Green lake park.
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Yuantong temple (Buddhist). More than 1000 yars old, the major Buddhist complex of Kunming. A popular pilgrimage spot.


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