I travelled quite a bit lately. I returned from Osaka to Shanghai (2 days on cruise ship). I took a train to Hangzhou (to see a friend), and then a train to Kunming (2 days). I have seen from the train a dozen of beautiful little villages.
I didn't like Kunming at all. It's a big city, very crowded and commercial. I just stayed for the day. There is a beautifull park named Green Lake.