Kunming is the capital and largest city of Yunnan province of the People’s Republic of China. Located in the middle of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau. The city at an altitude of 1,900 metres (6,234 feet) above sea level and at a latitude just north of the Tropic of Cancer. It is located at the northern edge of Dian Lake, and is surrounded by temples and lake-and-limestone hill landscapes. It has one of the mildest climates in China with by short, cool dry winters with mild days and crisp nights, and long, warm and humid summers. Kunming owes its importance to the fact that it was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar and India.
Kunming is positioned near the border with Southeastern Asian countries, serving as a transportation hub in Southwest China, linking by rail to Vietnam and by road to Burma, Laos and Thailand. This positioning also makes it an important trade center in this region of the nation. Kunming Dragon Gate, Green Lake (Cui Hu), Yuantong Temple, Dongchuan Red Land, Kunming West Hill, Dian Lake, Yunnan Nationalities Village Benzilam, Nanping Business Street, Kunming Golden Temple, Guandu Ancient Town, Yunnan University and Yunnan Provincial Museum are the tourist friendly place in Kunming.