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Anning (安宁, Ānníng) is in Kunming Prefecture.
The Chinese city of Anning is approximately one hour's bus ride outside of Kunming. It is well-known for the Jinfang Hot Spring, which feature colored bathing pools that are scented with different aromas, such as strawberry, coconut, and rose. The hot springs also feature bathing and changing areas, as well as a pond of cleaner fish that eat the dead skin off the feat and legs of visitors.
As of 2019, the best method for reaching Anning was by bus from Kunming's West Bus Station. The journey time from there is about one hour. Buses to Anning are also available from the bus station outside the Kunming South Railway Station.
- 1 Anning Bus Station (安宁客运站), 2 Lianran Street (连然街2号) (There is a bus stop of the same name on the eastern side of the station which serves as an important hub for the city's local bus network. Buses that stop here include bus nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13, 16, 25, 26, 28, 31, and 32), ☏ +86 871 68685757. Anning's main bus station. Besides bus services to Kunming, the station also has bus services to several other cities in Yunnan, including Yuxi, Chuxiong, Dali, Lijiang, Tengchong, Jinghong and Ruili.
- 1 Anning Confucius Temple (安宁文庙, 连然文庙 Lianran Confucius Temple), 122 Lianran Street (连然街122号) (The temple is just a few hundred metres south of the Anning Bus Station. Exit the station via the East Gate and walk south down Lianran Street until you find the temple. If coming from elsewhere in the city, you may take bus nos. 13, 25, 26, 28 or 31), ☏ +86 871 68699848. Tu-Sa 09:00-17:00. One of the very few historical sites in Anning's central business district. the Anning Confucius Temple was built in 1337. Like many temples of its age, the temple has undergone many rennovations over the centuries, most recently in 2002-2003 when parts of the temple that had been destroyed in the 20th century were rebuilt. Nonetheless, two original buildings remain standing, including the Dacheng Hall (大成殿) and the Chongsheng Hall (崇圣祠). Hence the temple has been included on China's national heritage list. Anning's main museum, the Anning City Museum (安宁市博物馆), is located on the temple grounds. Free.
- 1 Jinfang Hot Spring (金方温泉, 金方森林温泉 Jinfang Forest Hot Spring), Jinfang Hot Spring Banshan Hotel, 1 Longxi Road, Wenquan Town (温泉镇龙溪路1号金方温泉半山酒店) (Catch bus no. 28 from Anning Bus Station. Get off at Wenquan Xinjing Huayuan (温泉心景花园) and walk about 650 m west from there. The distance between the bus station and the hot spring is about 7 km), ☏ +86 871 68631588. 10:00-23:00. ¥139 to bathe in the hot spring (this may be discounted to ¥100). A minimum of around ¥770 to stay at the hotel.
- 2 Yulongwan Golf Club (玉龙湾高尔夫球会), Yulongwan Scenic Area (玉龙湾景区) (There are no bus stops near the golf club, so it's probably best to come here by taxi. The club is about 16.5 km from the Anning Bus Station), ☏ +86 871 66391666, email@example.com.