Comfortable Living Environment
Special geographical location, complex landform, great altitude difference, rivers and lakes, and obvious three-D climate have made Yunnan a livable place with unparalleled natural scenery, favorable ecological environment and abundant species.
Yunnan has superior environmental conditions in terms of atmosphere, water, soil, mountain and biology with picturesque scenery, fresh air and pleasant climate. Yunnan has established 193 nature reserves of various kinds and become the province possessing the most types of nature reserves in China.
Yunnan ranks the third in China in terms of the forest covered area across the province (19.14 million hectares) and second in terms of the forest growing stock. The forest coverage is as high as 55.7%, around 30% higher than the national average. Yunnan Province is one of the provinces with the most favorable natural environment and the best ecological protection in China and is also a famous healthcare, living and summer destination in China.
The rate of excellent air quality exceeds 95% for Yunnan. In 2015, such rate of downtown Kunming was as high as 97.7% which ranks eighth in China. Kunming ranked second among the most livable cities in 2016. The evaluation indicators include city safety, convenience of public service facility, agreeableness of natural environment, comfortableness of social and humanistic environment, convenience of traffic and health of environment.