We started our tour of Yunnan from the provincial capital of Kunming as a research group from the Kunming Institute of Botany hosted our visit. The main reason for our trip was to visit field sites in the mountains so we actually spent very little time in the city. This meant we did not visit any of the usual tourist spots which was perfectly alright with us as we have almost reached our limit for temples and historical buildings, not to mention manoeuvring around the hordes of Chinese tourists. Instead we had a lovely morning visiting the Kunming Botanical Gardens and the special privilege of touring the China Seed Bank along with its seed museum (which is not open to the public). The kids had a great morning exploring nature outside and inside.