Saturday, March 7, 2009

Photo special: Green Lake Park, Kunming, Yunnan












This park doesn't do itself justice on photos... it is one of the nicest and most relaxed places I have ever visited! I was there in May, 2006 (after a trip to some of Yunnan's poor mountain villages this was a nice change) and I loved it. People were in no hurry -playing cards, drinking tea, sitting in groups chatting, singing, and eating nuts and seeds. Me and my Beijing friend Panda bought ourself a deck of card, a bag of roasted seeds, ordered a large pot of tea and joined the fun. A must visit-place for anyone passing by Kunming, capital of Yunnan. 

21 comments:

grammy said...

Nice pics, looks so cool and peaceful. A couple of those shots would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

Incognito said...

which ethnicity has the most population in Kunming, if you do not mind me asking. Since the people in the pictures you posted do not resemble the Han people, at least not in my opinion.

great pix by the way.

Stela said...

Very nice photos!

I looked for that place in Google Earth:
http://googleearthpage.blogspot.com/

Best wishes

CQA said...

So beautiful! And my daughter from Fuling is enjoying the wonderful pictures. Thank you!

goooooood girl said...

your blog is so good......

sofeaann said...

wow...its so beautiful!!!
wish i could visit soon ..

keith said...

Lovely photos from Kunming - there is more info about Kunming and Yunnan at www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/happysheep/shangri-la-la/tpod.html

Colleen said...

Wow. BEAUTIFUL! I love it.

Butler and Bagman said...

The guy sleeping on the little bench is a classic!

kanmuri said...

Beautiful!! I want to go :)

Anonymous said...

hi youna,

i have read your blog. just want to tell you not to take what happens in your chinese class to heart. thats the way education goes in china. there is definately no quality assurance unlike where you come from.

in fact, i have heard that in some universities the teacher actually ask their students openly for a bribe. so count yourself lucky you dont encounter such teachers.

Lover of Life said...

It looks like a very serene place. Thanks for the tour.

Chloe said...

This place looks amazing!! Thanks for the pictures :]

The Acolyte Tao said...

Wow, every time I see your blog it makes me want to go to China more and more. However I'm actually making the effort to begin to learn some Mandarin, then way later on down the road Cantonese.
But your pictures are always awesome which leads me to ask, what type of camera do you use to take all these pictures?

sunnysweetpea said...

Wow it's beautiful there!!

Jonna Wibelius said...

Great to hear a lot of you enjoyed the photos! :) Thanks for all the nice comments!

Icognito -I actually don't know. Only thing I know is that there are a lot of minority groups in Yunnan, maybe even most in China?

Butler and bagman -yeah, isn't he?! :)

Acolyte Tao -I have only one word for you: GO!!! :) (China has so many nice places worth visiting!)

Jonna Wibelius said...

The acolyte tao -I forgot to answer your question! This was on a work trip so I believe I was using a Nikon D40 or Nikon D50 when I took these photos.

Brad Farless said...

That looks like a really nice park. It just made me realize that I can't remember the last time I went somewhere to just sit down and relax and waste time. It seems like there's always something to see or do. I want to go to a park this weekend...

Don said...

I agree with some of commenters.
Innocently I wanna just say that how ever the park is beautful or wht else it is..! The big thing is to Find :Wht it is Really,wht we get from there.I m living some other else now after reading ur words n pictures , I can Say I know the park more than a general citizen who visits every day.

ThanX

John said...

Nice, I was just there over the Spring Festival. By any chance, did you visit Yunnan University (just behind the park) a beautiful campus modeled after Tsinghua University. I remember in the 1980s, this park charged 50 cents to get in, now its free for everyone. Thanks for sharing!

captakshayvaghela said...

now just One Word To Say thanks !