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Some ancient villages and towns around Kunming (2)

Xiaobanqiao Village (小板桥村)

Linzexu was the first person to promote Xiaobanqiao Village. And he praised the temples here as “charming architectures” and the gardens as “stunning”.

Address: North Caiyun Road, Guandu District

Transport: but No. 174 or No. C12

 

Dahei Village (打黑村)

First built around Yuan Dynasty, Dahei village is considered to be one of the Yi ethnic traditional compounds in Yunnan Province. Nowadays, Dahei village is also a major Yi ethnic protection zone in Kunming.

Address: Dahei Village, Xiyang Township, Jinning County

Transport: drive from Kunming – Anning Highway or Anning – Chuxiong Highway to Anfengying (安丰营), and to turn to the Provincial Road S213, after Yimen County (易门县) and then to reach to Dashibanhe (大石板河) and continue drive to Muzhacun (木鲊村).

 

Muzhacun Village(木鲊村)

It is said that the first settlers of Muzhacun Village were those who came from Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. During the Yuan and Ming Dynasty, Han people moved to the Dianchi (Lake Dian) area, and their ancestor migrated from Dianchi area to mountainous area between Jinning, Yuxi and Yimen.

Address: Muzhacun Village, Xiyang Township, Jinning County

Transport: drive from Kunming – Anning Highway or Anning – Chuxiong Highway to Anfengying (安丰营), and to turn to the Provincial Road S213, after Yimen County (易门县) and then to reach to Dashibanhe (大石板河) and continue drive to Muzhacun (木鲊村).

 

Jincheng Old Town(晋城古镇)

Being the oldest place in Yunnan Province, Jincheng Old Town is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and Binhu Plain on the other. It is the centre of the Dian  culture with lovely scenery.

Address: Jincheng Town, Jinning County, Southeastern shore of Lake Dian, Kunming

Local specialty: baked cake, crunchy rice candy, crystal sugar cake, steamed rice roll, braised tofu with vegetables.

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