Kunming Travel Tips

In the city center
 Population: about 5.78 million
 Nationalities: mainly Yi, Hui, Bai and Miao nationalities
 Area: about 21,000 square kilometers (about 8,108 square miles) and the area of downtown is about 180 square kilometers (about 69 square miles)
 Zip code: 650000
 Area code: 0871

 Since October 1st, 2014, the city offers 72-Hour Visa-Free Policy to facilitate passport holders of 51 countries and regions to enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when making an international transfer via Changshui Airport. Read details about 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit.

Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120

 Useful Numbers:
Weather forecast of the scenic spots: 16800122
Zip code inquiry: 3139491
Consumption Complaint: 12315
Tourism Complaint: 3164961

You can use your credit card, traveler's check or cash to exchange for Chinese Yuan in almost every branch of Bank of China in this city.
Yunnan Branch of Bank of China
Address: 515, Beijing Road
Kunming Branch of Bank of China
Address: 288, Huguo Road, Panlong District

Telephone booth
Public telephone
 Telephones: While public phones are easily found in small shops along streets in the city, we suggest visitors make low-cost IDD or DDD calls in post offices or telecom buildings.

 Mobile Phones: Genuine famous-brand mobile phones are available for less than 800 yuan in large shopping malls or monopoly shops.
If your cell phone is viable, you can use it in Kunming, except in areas blocked by mountains.

 Internet Bars: If you ask native where to find an Internet bar, they will tell you to find a university first because most Internet bars are located near colleges or schools. There are many Internet bars near Yunnan University with good speed and environment charging 2 to 3 yuan per hour.
Tip: do take care of your personal articles when in an Internet bar.

 Toilet Facilities: most toilets in the city charge no more than 0.5 yuan. Visitors can find free sanitary toilets in some large department stores or fast food restaurants.

 Post Office:
Kunming Post Office
Address: 225, Beijing Road
Yunnan Post Office
Address: 136, Beijing Road


China Post
China Post Office
 Book Stores:
Xinhua Book Store
Address: 308, Dongfeng Road
Yunnan Foreign Language Book Store
Address: Science Building, Nantai Qiao

The First People's Hospital of Kunming
Tel: (0871) 63188200
Address: No. 504, Qingnian Road
First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province
Address: No. 157, Jinbi Road, Xishan District

 Famous Universities:
Yunnan University
Address: 2, North Cuihu Road


People are dancing around the fire.
Participate in the dance of ethnic people
As well as offering a wide variety of places to visit during the day, Kunming has a vibrant night life. As darkness falls a whole new range of interests await you.

For those people resident in this city who is enthusiastic about nightlife, Kundu night market will be the most familiar to them. It is a place that concentrates on dinning, tourism, shopping as well as culture. Here you can find Teahouse, coffee house, Internet bar, local snacks and so on, aiming at different kinds of people. Its location is right beside the Yunnan University. See the below carefully chosen activities:

Hump Pub: The most famous in the city, supplying all sorts of wine, beer, also internet service, and performance by an energetic band on weekends. Here is a gathering place for the visitors to exchange experience. If you are lucky enough, you may even encounter some expert.
Address: Luyou Shangsha, Jinbi Lu

The dance performance in New Kunming Cinema
Watch Authentic Dai Group dance
Face to Face Coffee House: It is run by a famous local painter, thus be full of cultural atmosphere. Tasting a cup of coffee here, you'll also have the chance to communicate with some artists, view and admire the  host's works. On every Friday, the bar will hold art performance and intercourse.
Address: No. 47, Wen Lin Lu

For those who'd like to relax in a cinema, New Kunming Cinema in the middle part of Nanping Lu is the very one can meet your high requirements. 10 movie halls, family balcony, song and dance performance hall, drink house, snack bars take care any of your desire.

Besides, Xijie Bar in Wenlin Jie and Yihuchun Tea House in Cuihu Nan Lu are also recommended.

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