Every day a lot of buses from Kunming, ¥80, takes 4-6hours (depends how driver follow rules). Additionally, many enjoy the privacy of hiring a black car to pick them up from varying locations around Kunming to many cities around the southeast area of Yunnan.
Buses around the city for ¥1 with old school wooden seats. Mostly same/similar route going through the center - Lake Jin.
- Jin lake (金湖; jin hu) is a lake in the middle of the city. You cannot miss it! There are some parks around, Jinhu Culture Square (金湖文化广场; jin hu wenhua guangchang). It is also known more commonly to the residents of the city as Gejiu Hu ('Lake of Gejiu').
- Maranhao scenic spot (曼耗风景名胜区; manhao fengjing mingshengqu) - (Baohua park, Baiyun mountain, Datun lake)
Take a walk around the lake, cause literally you can go around it in just under 1 hour. After dinner time, many citizens come out of their homes and enjoy spending time playing near the lake. Their activities include mob dances, badminton, biking, roller skating, and singing. The activities go well into the night and often end at around 12 am.
Gejiu tin crafts are the traditional handicraft products of Yunnan. The main raw material of these products is high purity tin produced in Gejiu, which is made by melting, pressing, shaping, polishing, assembling and polishing, then carved with landscapes, flowers, birds, animals and other patterns that are rich in ethnic features.
As early as the mid-1990s, Xicheng Town锡城镇 carried out artificial cultivation experiments on the wild herb of kusnezoff monkshood, which was successfully developed and planted in southern mountainous areas year by year. Kusnezoff monkshood not only became a preponderant local medicinal product in Gejiu, but also became a agricultural pillar industry in Gejiu.
Potato has been cultivated for many years in the mountainous area of Gejiu, and the production area is mainly distributed in the cold and cool mountain area with the altitude of 1800 meters to 2200 meters such as Kafang, Jiasha and Laochang of Gejiu. Potato planting has become the main way for farmers to increase their income and become rich in the mountain area of south Gejiu.
Soaking pears are made from astringent pears picked in the mountains, after washing the pears, soaking them with Chinese herbal medicine. It is with even fruit, thin skin, thick fresh and sweet taste. The most important thing is that soaking pears have the effect of clearing the lungs and suppressing fire, so they are favored by Gejiu people.
Baiyun mountain of Gejiu is the planting and development base of Lusha pear. the pear is characterized by big size, sweet taste and washiness. It is one of the famous fruits in Gejiu and has been loved by consumers for a long time. It is ripe in September.
There are very good roasted sausages all around the town in small stands, most are safe to eat, but make sure that the vendor seems trustworthy. There are various food stalls and privately owned family restaurants along the length of the lake.
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