Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park (Cui Hu Gong Yuan) is a popular gathering point for the locals. It is worth a visit early in the morning to see the locals engaged in their morning workouts, practice Tai Chi, show off their birds and enjoy social dancing. From November to March, the Green Lake serves as winter refuge for large flocks of black-headed gulls flying in from the cold north. During this time bird-feeding is a popular pastime for the Kunming people. Opposite the western entrance to the park is the colossal building of the old French Legation, one of the few reminders of the French presence in Yunnan during the late 19 and early 20 century.