Kunming, located at the heart of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, is the capital of Yunnan Province. Encircled by mountains and adjoining the highland Dianchi Lake in the south, Kunming is a city of picturesque landscapes. It has no scorching summer nor freezing winter. Flowers bloom in a riot of color and plants flourish all year round, thus giving Kunming another name--"Spring City." Its people are known for their varied and exotic customs. Its land is dotted with historical artifacts and other places of cultural interest.