Yunnan University was founded in 1922. It was originally called Private Donglu University and was one of the first universities established in western China. The school is located in Kunming, at the center of Wuhua District near Cuihu Park. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, many of the iconic buildings at Yunnan University are worth seeing. They are simple in design, and the French architectural style of Huize College and the Yingqiu College, designed by Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin, are especially beautiful. In addition, Ginkgo Avenue on campus is renowned for its beauty and is a famous sight when the trees turn golden brown in autumn.