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Address: Tuodong Lu 120, Kunming, China
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08:00 - 17:00
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Flying Tigers

The story of the WW11 The legendary Flying Tigers is pretty interesting and well told here. They were a fighter group that trained in China and defended the Burma supply line to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the flying tigers exhibition. Understood a lot about Kunming during WW2 and the close friendship between China and USA. So many good people voluntering to fight evil in this world. A good exhibition to record and show they contribution

Thank SL Y
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

For World War II history buffs, Kunming was the base for the famed "Flying Tigers" or AVG (American Volunteer Group. Kunming City Museum dedicates an entire wing of the building to this group of pilots. On display is some of the equipment and clothing of the pilots as well as photos of old Kunming. A substantial portion of the display... More 

1 Thank AllThatAsia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The story of the WW11 The legendary Flying Tigers is pretty interesting and well told here. They were a fighter group that trained in China and defended the Burma supply line to China over the Himalayas known as the "Hump" before the United States entered the war.

Thank easterntreker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Reopened after adding a new dinosaur room in east wing near Flying Tiger display. The main gallery has Nanzhao Kingdom display and info on old Dian culture and sights to see in Kunming. There is a small, inexpensive cafeteria and a Chinese/English newspaper/magazine reading room in the basement. Highlight is the Flying Tiger display on the second floor of the... More 

Thank alan y
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The WW II flying tigers, dinosaurs and Ancient Fans exhibit was pretty nice but overall too many exhibits were closed which is a shame. Kunming being the province capital needs to do a better job attracting more visitors to the city. Even the gift shop was closed during our visit (from lack of many visitors).

Thank Phiota
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The museum has an excellent display on the WWII Flying Tigers. There is also a Flying Tigers Restaurant close to the centre of the city, just off the Pedestrian Street in a building that was their headquarters. That is also worth visiting.

Thank BHRhippy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

While in Kunming late last month, we visited the Minority City Museum and found it well maintained and exhibiting many items. It is quite a big building with garden courtyard in the centre and quite a few display halls. Many of the exhibits were exclusive.

1 Thank BPB2012
Cornwall, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Must see to understand WW II for US in China...particularly Kunming as a base for US Army Air Force. This museum provided considerable insight into the people and logistics and how the Chinese and US worked together in the war against Japan.

2 Thank Peregrine426
Kunming, China
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

The museum has several exhibits about ancient China (antiques, bronze etc) These do change from time to time. But the best exhibit is the Flying tigers exhibit. it is quite a large collection of items and there is a lot of history. Many of the items have both Chinese and English on the signs. there is a video at the... More 

2 Thank EZinn
Guilin, China
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12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

You can easily see the entire museum in a morning or afternoon visit. The highlight of the museum was the Flying Tigers exhibit that was very well done. Any history buff will throughly enjoy it.

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