(English version from the text posted in Jun/2014)
Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, breathes a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere, with wide avenues, organised traffic, some green spaces and which despite its slightly more than 1 million inhabitants offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
The so-called Green Lake dominates the center of Kunming, if one can call this area a center, as most of the Chinese cities practically nothing remains really old, with traditional buildings already being replaced by concrete buildings, some of which are already being demolished to give way to modern buildings, and with huge orthogonal streets, with wide sidewalks where the traffic circulates at the rhythms of luminous signs.
The state of Yunnan, bordering Tibet, Burma, Laos and Vietnam and its population mirrors these influences well, with the highest concentration of ethnic groups and where nearly half of the population is non-Han, the major Chinese ethnic group.
A little of this ethnic diversity is evident in the activity around Green Lake Park, where, in the shadow of countless trees, various groups gather to perform dances, forming wheels around modest sound columns, filling the space with color and variety of traditional costumes that many insist on wearing.
Elevation: 1890 m