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    • YNTC Luxury bus from Kunming

      Lijiang Sep 23, 2015 at 6:26 AM

      I have read on the internet that there is a bus service operated by YNTAC using Volvo luxury bus and is non-smoking.
      Appreciate if you could help provide answers to these questions so that I can be better prepared for the trip:
      a) Does the luxury bus service from Kunming to lijiang still operate?
      b) Which bus station do I go to take the bus?
      c) What are the departure times from Kunming?
      d) How many hours does it take to travel from Kunming to Lijiang
      e) What is the cost of the ticket?
      Thank you very much.

    • DRIVER at kunming

      by ghianda01 Online Now May 25, 2015 at 5:14 AM

      We need a driver who accompany us for three days. We are 02 people .
      Exactly we arrive at Kunming airport on Friday 7 August at 18.00, but we would like to sleep in Shillin (Petried Forest).

      the next day Saturday August 8 visit Shillin (Petried Forest) and continue to Jianshui and see Confucio Temple, Zhu garden family and Bridge of 2 dragoons . Sleeping in Jianshui.
      The next day, Sunday, August 9 visit Yuanyang (terrace) and back to Kunming in the late afternoon .

      Could you help us to find a solution by agency or single professional driver ?
      our email is
      luca & paola

      1 Answer Jul 23, 2015 at 3:40 AM
    • Left luggage

      by GraceS26 Online Now May 18, 2015 at 6:33 AM

      We will be in Kumming from 19/5, then fly to Lijiang on 22/5. Return to Kumming on 24/5 to transit to Singapore on same day. Need to leave a large luggage for 3 days. May I know where can I leave it safely and how much will it cost pls?thanks

      1 Answer May 19, 2015 at 5:06 AM
    • Closest decent clean hotel to Kunming train station

      by frankteh Online Now Apr 19, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Hi all,
      Would appreciate advise on which hotel is closest to the Kunming train station. I am travelling with my 10 year old, and will be by train from Lijiang, arriving in the morning at around 6am. My flight to KUL is at 1740 same day.

      Any advice as to which hotel would be good for us. Thanks

    • Kunming to Yuanyang, then to Dali and Lijiang

      by thymery Online Now Apr 18, 2015 at 3:05 AM

      I plan to travel from Kunming to Yuanyang, stay there 2 days, then travel to Dali (bypass Kunming), then to Lijiang. Finally back to Kunming before heading home. Total in 9 days. Any suggestion? Where to stay in these places? I am budget traveller.

      2 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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      by myortodoks Online Now Mar 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      Hi I will go to Kunming by Air Asia end of Oct 30 until 5 Nov 2015. From Kunming i would to go to Chuxiong, Lijiang and Dali by train. Can someone suggest me which area i should go first and which place I should cover.

      15 Answers May 3, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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      Which clothes should i carry as i am going to stay in Kunming from March to July ?

      by SurinderKakar Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 12:56 AM

      Hello , I'm packing for kunming but i cant figure out exactly which all clothes should i carry to kunming for march to july month . Plz anyone suggest me here or to my email :

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2015 at 10:20 AM
    • Travelling from Kunming to Dali

      by wanzulwd Online Now Sep 3, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      I am planning to travel to Dali from Kunming the end of September 2014, together with 6 others. I am thinking of taking a van. What do you think? Btw how much does it cost per trip?

    • Kunming airport

      by Blackspy Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I will be arriving at Kunming airport from overseas and plan to board a local flight to Lijiang from the same Kunming airport. Is one and half hours sufficient time after arriving from overseas to take the local flight to Lijiang? Let me know, thanks.

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    • Pearls in Luoiswan

      by Kianavisha Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 7:27 PM

      Where in Luoiswan can I buy pearls?

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      Itinerary for Kunming, 4 days

      by n4nova Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      I am planning to visit Kunming from Bangkok. The places I want to visit are - Dongchuan Red Land, World Horti-Expo Garden, Jiuxiang Scenic Area, Jiuxiang Scenic Area and may be Taihe Palace(not sure about this one).

      So, can you please suggest me that what would be best to visit and if 4 days is sufficient to visit? And, may be help me with an sample itinerary?

      Thanks a lot!

      P.S - one more question. Daguan Pavilion is same as Dongchuan Red Land? If not same then I want to include is too.

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2015 at 12:37 AM
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      What is the BEST city in the world for living (comparing Kunming, China)?

      by Goldwinde Online Now Dec 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      I am an American currently live in Kunming, China for four years now (for a total of 13 years in China). So, far it is the BEST city in the world for me to live in and I hope/expect to live here forever. However, if for some reason I can't stay here at some point (e.g. China won't issue me another visa), I want to have a backup city for me to move to. And I want to KNOW what my backup city is in advance.

      I have several criteria for my backup city (to try to match Kunming or better):
      1) Good weather year around (Kunming almost always gets up to 15 degrees (Celsius) each day in the winter and rarely goes above 30 degrees in the summer)

      2) Great prices compared to USA (it would cost me six times more to live in the USA given my current level of living here in Kunming: I have a 2700 square foot luxury apartment for $500 USD per month; my personal assistant works for me for less than $3 per hour, etc.)

      3) I would like to live in a city of 1,000,000 or more, although I might accept as low at 500,000.

      4) The residents of this city should have a friendly attitude towards Americans.

      These are my basic requirements. Do you know of any cities in your travels that might fit?

      With much appreciation...


      8 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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      Kunming,Dali and Lijiang DIY Tour( December 2013 )

      by Sean59 Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 7:01 AM

      Can anyone suggest how to go around these places in 8 days free n easy ? My wife and I plan to go to Kunming for 2 days, 3 days in Dali and 3 days in Lijiang. Will there be a problem taking public transport in these places ?

      Chin Malaysia

      31 Answers Dec 14, 2013 at 3:01 AM
    • Good and cheap (Chinese) tablet brand?

      by Wzshop Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      I would like to buy a tablet in kunming. I am looking for a good but cheap (chinese) brand. Where can i find a tablet store and when i buy a Chinese brand, would it be easily possible to translate the software in english?

      Thanks a lot!

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2013 at 3:51 AM
    • Where can I get my laptop fixed?

      by SilkRoad1122 Online Now May 22, 2013 at 7:17 AM

      Am arriving in Kunming tomorrow and I need to urgently get my laptop fixed as it is infected with a virus. Can anyone recommend where I can go where the staff speak good english.

      5 Answers May 25, 2013 at 7:48 AM
    • driver

      by viacc65 Online Now Apr 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I am looking for a professional/reliabe driver from Kunming to YuanYang

      2 Answers Apr 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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      two day itinerary for Kunming China

      by Dres Online Now Dec 21, 2012 at 4:46 AM

      Could you please recommend two days of activities for Kunming?

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2015 at 12:52 AM
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      From Kunming airport to Fairyland Hotel Kunming Jingxing

      by anoum Online Now Nov 6, 2012 at 3:37 AM

      Hi, if I wish to take the shuttle bus from the airport into the hotel in the city, where do I get down? After that, do I take a taxi or walk? Or is it better to take a taxi directly?
      The hotel is in East Shifu Street, Kunming City Center. TQ.

      3 Answers Nov 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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      Lodging in Kunming

      by anoum Online Now Oct 18, 2012 at 4:10 AM

      Can anyone give an opinion about Cloudland Youth Hostel and The Hump Youth Hostel?
      In terms of location (train station, airport, shopping malls) and other factors like cleanliness.

      I am also open to staying at budget hotels and hope to get some recommendations (about 200 yuan/night). TQ.

      10 Answers Oct 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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      Kunming-Shangrila first or...?

      by anoum Online Now Oct 15, 2012 at 3:19 AM

      I shall be in Kunming on 11 Nov and have planned to fly to Shangrila on 13 Nov before slowly making my way down to Kunming once more via Dali and Lijiang by bus/train. Is this a good idea or should I go up slowly by bus/train up to Shangrila before flying back to Kunming? TQ.

      11 Answers Oct 19, 2012 at 3:21 AM
    • Train Journey from Kunming

      by sayem Online Now Aug 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      I'm planning a trip from Kunming to Lijiang by overnight train. I need some suggestion from you.

      1. Which overnight Train has VIP Chamber, since we, a couple, will visit with 3 yr kid (height is less than 95cm)
      a. K9606 (20:53 ~ 06:33)
      b. K9610 (21:58 ~ 07:10)
      c. K9614 (22:28 ~ 07:39)
      d. K9652 (23:55 ~ 10:12)

      2. I will start on 28th Oct 2012 from Kunming by overnight train. Is it possible to book the ticket from the website just now to ensure to get by anyone else with my name & passport number.

      3. How much it would take by a taxi from Kunming new airport to Train Station at around 19:30 and what will be the time to reach.

      4. Is there any alternative way (by bus) to reach Train Station from new airport? What is the route if we want to go by bus & what time it may take at the evening time?

      Thanks in advance for your great passions.


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      Computer Repair

      by travelinxs Online Now Nov 2, 2011 at 11:57 PM

      Does anyone know where I can get a computer (external hard drive) repaired in Kunming?

      Many thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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      Decent budget hotel around rmb150

      by vuzu Online Now Sep 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM

      Hi, I will arrive Kunming late in the evening next month and I'm looking for a budget hotel with attach bathroom and breakfast.
      Someone recommended me the Camelia hotel, quite a lot negative reviews on Camelia hotel.Is there any budget hotels around rmb150 in prime location in Kunming? Thanks and much appreciate.

    • kunming villas /farmhouse resort

      by spiritbloom Online Now Apr 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      Anyone out there can give me some contacts regarding farm or villa stays with meals provided near Kunming? Good and cheap as well
      Thanks for any replies

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      Car and driver

      by clawmike Online Now Mar 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM

      We will be in Kunming in April and would like to hire a car with driver for about four days to take us to Dali and back. We are travellers with minimal luggage.

      3 Answers May 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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      Guide for 1 day

      by iblatt Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 7:05 AM


      Can anyone recommend a guide for Kunming and its environs for 1 day?


    • car rental with driver

      by COLLET Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 7:21 AM

      We are 3 persons arriving in Kunming on the 23 of September,and we would like to rent a car with a driver to go to visit Yunnan till the 3 of October.What would be the price for that?

    • Private Driver

      by bridgetkamahele Online Now Aug 5, 2010 at 11:42 AM

      I am looking to hire a private driver to take me from Kunming to Dongchuan/Lexiaguo, Stone Forest and then Yuanyang. Can anyone suggest a driver and would you know the price?

      Thank you.

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      Suggested iternary for family with 1 toddler and 1 infant

      by trantrulla Online Now Jun 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM


      1. When is a good time (weather-wise) to visit? Rain is a problem for us since we have young children.

      2. Any suggested iternary and number of days required (slow pace, not the rush-here-rush-there pace)

      3. Any recommended holiday service apartments?

      Thanks a million in advance to fellow forumers!

      6 Answers Jun 15, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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      How long does it take to travel to Jing Kai Road, Kunming?

      by Chyan Online Now Apr 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM

      Hi Kunming VT,

      i am planning to stay in Kunming for two nights, first time visiting Kunming. I have chosen Camilia Hotel. May i know how long it takes to travel to Jing Kai Road in Kunming from Camilia Hotel?

      I heard that Jing Kai Road in Jing Kai District is new and far from the city centre but the Headquarters of Kunming Airlines is situated there. I would like to visit the Headquarters to collect Inflight Magazine and Timetable of Kunming Airlines. Does anyone have any idea the likely cost of travel to the Headquarters in Jing Kai Road from Camilia Hotel?


      3 Answers Apr 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM
    • Golf equipment

      by grhodes Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM

      I may be visiting China later in 2010 and I am interested in purchasing some golf equipment. Is this possible? Are there any larger golf outlets?

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 11:47 PM