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.
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...
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 ?
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!
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.
I am looking for a professional/reliabe driver from Kunming to YuanYang
Could you please recommend two days of activities for Kunming?
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.12306.cn/mormhweb/kyfw/ 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.
Does anyone know where I can get a computer (external hard drive) repaired in Kunming?
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.
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
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.
Can anyone recommend a guide for Kunming and its environs for 1 day?
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?
|Female is looking for a car with driver who must speak english or german.
10 days travel to see Yuangyang ricefields, drive Kunmning to Dali/Lijang to visit many etnhnic villages and markets. Must have experience with guiding foreigners and know the area.
Will travel in low season.
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?
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!
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?
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?
we live in shanghai and are looking for a rafting tour option in kunming and maybe golf.. most companys over 5-6 day tours that not what we want.. we just want a lads weekend away..
do you know if it ispossible.. and any contacts..
I have 2 questions:-
1. When and where is the Pu'er Tea Festival in 2010?
2. Can you recommend any good and honest tea shops in Kunming which offer quality Pu'er?
We will be travelling from Vietnam in April 2010, crossing the border at Hekou. Can anyone tell me what time the "day" bus leaves Hekou and how long the journey takes to reach Kunming. I've read reports that say 14 hours and reports that say 8 hours. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Graham.
Is anyone familiar with the layout of Kunming airport? I'm picking up my luggage from one airline (China Eastern) and have to check in with a different airline (Shandong). Do I need to go out and come back in. Is it a relatively small airport? Any problems with security? much thanks
post subject says it all.
is it possible to do both spots in one day?
we'll be arriving KunMing 10am. so mybe half day then 2 spots. possible?
if not, maybe halfday each?
Hi! Do anyone know how much is the storm in the south affecting Kunming? I was planning to go there next week but I've seen the weather reports and I'm not sure to go anymore.
I know there are a few hotels around Kunming's airport, but I can't find them online. Does anyone happen to know? I'm looking for hotels 1km or closer.
I'm planned for Kunming from Shanghai on late night of April 16. And next two days (April 17, Thursday& 18, Friday) I want to utilize for sightseeing at Kunming.
I booked the hotel at Royal Garden, very near (about 400 meter) from Kunming airport.
Would you pls suggest me any itinerary for those 2 days. I don't want to miss any must seeing places, communities and enjoyable areas. Also suggest me very nearby electronic market from where I can buy an LCD TV.
I would be grateful for your any tips and plans.