"If you have time for but one
  province in China, Yunnan should
  be it.
- Lonely Planet


Volunteer in Kunming, Yunnan,
a city with year-round Spring weather. Trips to 26 cultures &
5 nearby countries.

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Green Lake

If you are to look at a map of Kunming City, the green spot in the center is the Green Lake. Now as a public park, it's a good place for sightseeing in
the downtown area. With green lake water and vegetation, there are also pavilions and buildings for recreational purposes. During the last century, in the time of the Republic of China, it was reconstructed as a park.

One feature of the Green Lake is that since 1985, seagulls from Siberia migrate to Kunming to avoid the frigid cold there from mid November to February. During this period of time, there are hundreds of thousands of seagulls which come to the Green Lake in the daytime, while some others stay around the Dianchi Lake area. It has become one of the most fascinating scenes in Kunming, especially when all of them are twittering as they hover over the lake.  The green lake and white seagulls present a pretty spectacular scene.

To the west of the Lake is an eye-catching yellow building, the Kunming Army Academy. Founded in 1909 by the Manchurian government at the end of their regime (the Qing Dynasty was taken over by the Republic of China in 1911), the academy was listed as one of the three army academies in the early 20th century. There were hundreds of army generals and marshals that came from this academy who made great contributions to Chinese culture.  

The Green Lake
is within walking distance of many universities and can be accessed easily.





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to people in the western world to help children in Yunnan, China

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