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Spoiler disclaimer: this article contains many spoilers.

Kun-Lai Summit a level 87-89 zone located on the northern part of Pandaria. It is the largest of the zones and is bordered by the Townlong Steppes in the east, the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in the south, and the Jade Forest in the west, although there is no land connection between the Jade Forest and Kun-Lai Summit. For leveling players, Kun-Lai Summit will be accessed by a narrow mountain pass that runs from the Valley of the Four Winds and circumvents the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Kun-Lai Summit can be divided in two parts. The southern part is the Yaungol Advance, an immense plain that the Yaungol have recently invaded, overtaking most of the Pandaren farms. The Yaungol are a Tauren-like race from the Townlong Steppes. Driven mad by the Sha, they crossed the Serpent Spine and started attacking the Pandaren. The northern part is mountainous and this is where Mount Neverest, the highest point on Pandaria, lies. There, you will encounter the Grummle, a race of small humanoids, whose caravans are under constant attacks from the Hozen.

Kun-Lai Summit also houses Xuen, the White Tiger, who is one of the four August Celestials. His temple is located in the northeastern part of the zone.

Storyline

The first part of the storyline focuses on saving Binan Village from the Yaungol before helping your faction establish a stronghold in the Yaungol Advance. Then, the storyline branches out in three different directions:

  • Helping the Shado-Pan against the Sha will start the storyline for the Townlong Steppes. The Shado-Pan is the fighting force whose assignment is to guard the Serpent Spine against the Mantid in the Dread Wastes and the Yaungol in the Townlong Steppes.
  • Going to Muskpaw Ranch will open the Grummle storyline.
  • Going to One Keg will open the Lorewalker Cho storyline, in which you will help him thwart the Zandalari and the Mo'gu in their plans to revive the Thunder King, the great Mo'gu emperor.
There is also an optional storyline in Inkgill Mere.

If you want to access the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, you will need to open the Gate of the August Celestials by completing a short quest line in the Temple of the White Tiger.

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Screenshots

As we were progressing through the zone, we took a number of screenshots. You will find the best ones below. Note that Kun-Lai Summit is the largest zone of Pandaria and as such it features a lot of different landscapes (hence the relatively high number of screenshots).

Quests

On The Way to Kun-Lai

Binan Village

Westwind Rest and Eastwind Rest

[*]Complete these three quests:[*]You get these four quests to continue questing in Kun-Lai Summit or the Townlong Steppes:

Shado-Pan Retreat and Winter's Blossom

[*]Go to Winter's Blossom to complete To Winter's Blossom

[*]Honor, Even in Death and A Line Unbroken

[*]To the Wall!

[*]Off the Wall! and A Terrible Sacrifice

[*]Lao-Chin's Gambit

[*]Do a Barrel Roll!

[*]Finish This!

[*]Then, you obtain these two quests:

One Keg, Valley of Emperors, and Zouchin Province

Muskpaw Ranch, The Burlap Trail, and Kota Basecamp

[*]Back in Yak

[*]A Grummle's Luck, Traffic Issues, and Oil Stop

[*]Roadside Assistance

[*]Complete these two quests and their follow up in parallel:

[*]Go to Kota Basecamp to turn in The Burlap Trail: To Kota Basecamp and The Leader Hozen

[*]Complete these four quests:

Optional: Inkgil Mere

From the Temple of the White Tiger to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms

You need to complete these short quest line in order to open the gate that separates Kun-Lai Summit and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

More

At level 90, you will be able to do daily quests at the Temple of the White Tiger.

Also, the zone features 1 scenario, 1 dungeon, and 2 raids:

  • Brewmoon Festival is a scenario that you can enter by talking to Brewmaster Boof in the Veiled Stair, before entering the Ancient Passage (which effectively links Valley of the Four Winds and Kun-Lai Summit).
  • The Shado-Pan Monastery a 5-man dungeon. The monastery is the home of the Shado-Pan order and is currently compromised due to a Sha outbreak. To regain control of the Monastery, the Sha manifestations need to be cleansed.
  • The Terrace of the Endless Spring is a raid instance located in the Veiled Stair.
  • The Mogu'shan Vaults is a raid instance located at the Mogu'shan Terrace, next to the Temple of the White Tiger

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