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Kunming tops the best ten summer resort cities in China and is listed in the world's best cities for spending summer on the earth.
The last time that Kunming ranked first in the list of China would date back to the year of 2004. After 2004, Kunming has been in the second only after Guiyang for years.
There are several reasons for regaining of the crown for Kunming. Besides the climate advantages of Kunming itself, city construction and environment improvement are also very important. The air quality in the city is relatively better than most of the capital cities in recent years, which ranks the second only next to Haikou, according to the released ranking list of capital cities' air condition 2013.
Kunming has been listed as one of the world’s best summer resort cities for eight times. Kunming is suitable to be visited throughout the year, especially from March to October. Affected by plateau monsoon climate, Kunming is under year-round balmy conditions.
Because of geographical proximity and convenient transportation, Kunming has used to be a backyard garden to spend summer holidays for Southeast Asian and South Asian tourists. There are about 8 million tourists visiting Kunming in July and August every year.
The top 10 best summer resort cities around the world
Rotterdam, St.Petersburg, Lucerne, Cape Town, Helsinki, Paris, Vienna, Kunming, Brussels, Guiyang
The China’s top 10 summer resort cities in China
Kunming, Guiyang, Lijiang, Harbin, Qingdao, the reclamation area in Heilongjiang, Xining, Yuxi, Liupanshui, Yantai
(Editors: Tracy, Lynn)