WHY KUNMING
CHINA?

Known as the "Spring City," Kunming is home to some of the most pleasant and mildest climates in all of China.

THE CITY OF KUNMING

THE MILDEST AND MOST PLEASANT WEATHER IN CHINA

    Kunming is called “Spring City”. High temperatures average around 21C (69F) and lows are typically around 10C (50F). Kunming also has some of the cleanest air and bluest skies of any Chinese city.

    EASY TO GET AROUND

      Kunming is the capital of the Yunnan province. Yunnan is one of China’s southern provinces, bordering Vietnam and Laos to the south, Myanmar to the West, and mountainous Tibet to the northwest. This makes Kunming, near the center of Yunnan, a perfect springboard for further travel in Asia. When Keats students, especially long-term students, find themselves a little tired when studying Chinese, they usually travel to Vietnam or Thailand for about 4 to 5 days.

      HOW DOES KUNMING COMPARE WITH BEIJING & SHANGHAI?

      BETTER WEATHER

      No matter where you are from, you will appreciate the mild climate here. Compared to other cities in China, Kunming is one of the most livable cities due to its great weather.

      CLEANER AIR

      Clear blue skies with fluffy white clouds make everyday life in Kunming pleasant. Thinking of Beijing or Harbin in China unfortunately brings to mind images of masked-faces in thick grey smog. For most people, this rules out the idea of living in big cities in China for any extended period of time. Fortunately for Kunming, this is really not an issue. For a capital city of Yunnan Province, Kunming experiences some of the lowest levels of air pollution in China.

      MORE AFFORDABLE

      Kunming in Yunnan is one of the most affordable cities to live in, covering everything from food to apartments. Plenty of areas are suited to foreigners at a fraction of the price you would pay in Beijing/Shanghai, while still allowing you to experience the real China. If you have a tight budget, Kunming in Yunnan is perfect for you.

      MORE CULTURAL DIVERSITY

      Despite China’s fast development, Kunming in Yunnan manages to retain traditional Chinese culture making it a very interesting and fun blend. Yunnan is the host to almost half of the Chinese ethnic minorities, meaning there is an endless diversity of culture with a rich history – good news for food lovers. China has 56 minority groups and Yunnan is the home for 26 minority groups.

      SMOOTHER TRANSITION

      Affordability, smooth visa process and relaxed class environment makes for an unbeatable combination. If you want to learn Chinese in Yunnan, welcome to Keats.

      AMAZING LANDSCAPES

      Being situated in the Yunnan Province, Kunming has some excellent nearby travel locations such as Dali, Shangri-la, Lijiang and Xishuangbanna. Yunnan also forms the border of South East Asia. Surrounded by a great number of beautiful destinations, Kunming, as a tourist city, stands out from other cities in China. If you learn Chinese in Yunnan, you will have the opportunity to explore the amazing landscapes in Yunnan and meet the hospitable and down to earth locals. If you have not made up your mind where to study in China, Kunming in Yunnan should come up to the top of your list.

      THIS IS WHY KUNMING CHINA

      MANY EXCITING DESTINATIONS AWAIT YOUR DISCOVERY RIGHT IN YUNNAN

        These include the mysterious Xishuangbanna, a wonder of the world; Lunan Stone Forest, the ancient kingdom capital; Dali, and beautiful Lijiang under the snow-capped Jade Dragon Mountain; and the famous Shangri-La. Many of these sites attract thousands of visitors for their colorful minority culture and amazing scenery.

        Ethnic Diversity

          One of the biggest draws for tourists coming to Kunming or students studying Mandarin Chinese in Yunnan (other than the great weather and cleanest air) is the city‘s ethnic diversity. Tibetans, Hui, Bai, Dai, Yi, Naxi and other groups contribute to a cultural melting pot that differentiates Kunming from the majority of other major Chinese cities.

          SEASONS AND CLIMATE

          Kunming, the capital city of the Yunnan Province, is famously known as the “Spring City”, due to the fact that every season is like Spring. No matter where you are from, you will appreciate the mild climate here. Compared to other cities in China, Kunming is one of the most livable cities due to its great weather.It is neither too cold in the winter, nor too hot in the summer. Tired of the winter coldness of Beijing? Come spend your winter in Yunnan!

          GLOBAL TRAVEL TIME

          • ASIA

            From Beijing: 3 Hours
            From Shanghai: 3 Hours
          • USA

            From New York: 25 Hours
            From Los Angeles: 23 Hours
          • EUROPE

            From London: 25 Hours
            From Paris: 23 Hours

          BEAUTIFUL KUNMING

          The Yunnan province is located in southwest China, and borders Vietnam and Laos on the south, Myanmar on the west, and mountainous Tibet on the northwest. This makes Kunming, located near the center of Yunnan, a perfect springboard for further travel in Asia and a unique blend of food, culture, and environment. When Keats’ students, especially long-term students, need a study break they can easily travel to Vietnam, Thailand or anywhere else in China.

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          Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats is the place for you.

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