Green Lake View Kunming

222 Ren Min Middle Rd, Kunming, Yunnan, 650011, China
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Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by sayem

Hello VTers
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.
Thank you.

Re: Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by ellyse

Are you flying out on 18th or 19th? What time?
Why are you staying at the airport? Yes, I know Kunming airport isn't far from town, but there's no need to stay there.
Day 1: Stone Forest day trip
Day 2: Green Lake Park, Jingxing Lu market

Re: Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by sayem

Ohh.........It's great.
I found you as so active member in VT.

I'll fly out on 19th at 1230noon from Kunming.
Mam....I couldn't understand........Am I informed that I would stay at airport?
I will stay at Royal Garden Hotel from 16th April late night. Since my flight will arrive there at 2300 (last flight)from Shanghai.

Okay.....2 days already finished by your tips.

Thanks once again.

Re: Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by ellyse

I would prefer to stay somewhere in town, really. I'd prefer to get a late-night taxi ride into town than have to shuttle back and forth for the following few days!

Re: Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by sayem

My counterparts at Shanghai already booked there.
I would change next day.
Would you pls refer to any the midtown hotel (the cost should be same as Royal Garden Hotel, double room 230RMB,)where I could spend a good nightlife also.

Re: Want to visit the beauties & must seeing places at Kunming

by chinaguy

good some tips for you :1. Stone Forest 2.West Hill 3.Dianchi Lake 4.Jiuxiang 5.Yunnan Ethnic Villages 6.Daguan Park 7.Yuantong Temple 8.Black Dragon Pool 9.Flower and Bird Market 10.World Horticulture Expo Garden 11.Kunming Museum ............ but i know you are no enough time to visit this all so you should choose from this list for visit but it all well wourth to travel .

Travel Tips for Kunming

Siberian pigeon at Cuihu park

by picek

Siberian pigeons spend harsh winters of their homeland in Kunming. We saw them every day at Cuihu park untill March or begining of April when they were about to fly back to Siberia.

Cuihu is admission free park in city centre near Yunnan University and it's one of the popular places to see, especially in the spring for the pigeons. It's amazing that birds draw so much admiration of locals who come there to take photos. Also this park is always full of people - visitor and local; local come to play traditional Yunnanese and Chinese music (communist songs included and popular), mahjong, chess, tai ji quan in front of the park by the water, dance and body excercise. Many of different kinds of entertainments here. One can also often see minority women here, usually they try to sell something or beg for money.

Like you see... I took few pics of pigeon too. These are pics from my second visit to KM when I spent day there. There aren't yet leaves on the trees and it's before peaches and plums would blossom. Pigeons were there in large mass, larger than 4 years ago! I am glad they do. Pigeons at Cuihu park.

Golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus

by Sharrie

A mere 45 mins drive from the airport will take you to this 500 hectares, 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Other facilities are heated swimming pools, spa & 5* lodges where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery & golfing at its best, well, at least in Asia.

Old Kunming with grass growing on the roofs

by hooiluangoh

Kunming has undergone a major cosmetic surgery since just before the World Expo '99. High rise buildings keep appearing, and the older buildings are being demolished.

Old Kunming streets are lined with double-story shophouses. The groudfloors are built from bricks while the 1st floors are built from timber/wood, with tile roofs serving as the covers. The roofs allow grass to grow, and need to be cleared each winter, or so I understand from a local.

So catch a sight of them before they disappear completely.

Train to Dali

by hooiluangoh

(price is quoted in RMB)
1) The cabin with 6 people cost $86 per person. The bed is hard. A better cabin
will be "Ruan Wo", which means soft-sleeper. This costs $150 per person. Ruan Wo accommodates 4 persons per cabin.
If you hold a $86 ticket and when you see the train itself you change your mind
and want a $150, then you will have to pay $86 X 20% ticket cancellation fee.

2) Cleanliness - I don't know (sorry no experience), but there is no toilet in
the cabin. There is only one toilet for the entire coach, which can accommodate
66 people. (just in case I didn't use the correct vocab, a few coaches linked
together become a train). I did read about this Ruan Wo. Its introduction was quite recent (year 2003).

3) The train journey will start at 10:30pm and end at 6:27am the next day.
Yunnan is the same as Malaysia : car travels faster than train. If you take a bus it takes about 4-5 hours. (now 7 hours because the highway is under construction)

4) The railway stops at Dali. From there to Lijiang, and from Lijiang to
Shangri-la you will have to take a bus.

5) I read the temperatures today.
Kunming : 11 -20C; Dali : 8 - 20C; Li Jiang: 9 - 19C; Shangri-la: 2 - 14C. It's going to be even colder in December especially in Dali, Li Jiang and Shangri-la.

Rice in chicken soup - great for winter

by hooiluangoh about Feng Zhu Xiao Chi

This is an eatery with both indoor and alfresco dining. You pay at the counter as you order, then take the coupon to the kitchen counter to exchange for food.

The menu is in Chinese.

It's a quiet place behind Xiao Xi Men. If you can find the "Jiang brother restaurant", and just take the path on the left, walk past the eatery attached to Jiang, and you will come to this one. A lot of stuff on the menu (include indonesian fried rice), but I recommend the rice in chicken soup (Tu Ji Pao Fan). It costs RMB 5.

And for drink - papaya water - RMB 50 cents.

A surprise is the fermented tofu, which has the authentic taste for those who remember what the real chinese fermented tofu used to taste like in the 70's in Malaysia. And is a free condiment, which you scoop onto a side dish provided.


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