Kunming Shopping

Kunming Batik´╝îKunming Shopping, Kunming Travel GuideThere is a vast array of shopping outlets in Kunming from department stores to market vendors. Fashionable clothing boutiques can be found along Zhengyi and Qingnian Road. Of the many different items available in Kunming some are distinctive to the area. These include jade, silk, batik, brassware and woodcarvings. Also popular are marble objects that originate in Dali and of course, the famed Yunnan tea and coffee. The Yunnan bronzes are unique because the ancient Yunnan people did not have a written language. Therefore, they used sculpture and carved patterns to show their lives and religious beliefs. In some ways, the bronze objects, including these articles for daily use, can be considered a "history book" of Yunnan. Small shops specializing in products from Yunnan's minority nationalities can be found on the south side of Green Lake on Cuihu Road.

Yunnan Arts and Crafts Store
Add: Dongfeng Xilu, Kunming
Hours: 9:30am-6: 30pm

Qicai Yunnan Shopping Center
Add: Shi'an Road, Kunming
Description: a great variety of local handcrafts items.
Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm

Yunnan Art Academy
Add: 371 Nantaiqiao
Hours: 8:30AM-5: 30PM

Kunming Gallery
Add: 71 Tuodong Road, Kunming
Hours: T-S 10:00AM-5:00PM

Kunming Xinhua Bookstore, Kunming Shopping, Kunming Travel GuideXinhua Book City
Address: #6 East Renmin Road
Hours: M-T 9:00AM-8:00PM, W-Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Description: The third floor has a small selection of books in English. They also have a good selection of textbooks for Chinese students.

Yunnan Foreign Language College Bookstore
Address: Corner of Yi Er Yi Dajie and Wenchang Xiang
Hours: 9:30AM-8:00PM
Description: This newly opened bookstore across the skyway from Yunnan University's foreign student dormitories carries a selection of textbooks, classics, and travel books.

Wenxian Bookstore
Address: 66 West Dongfeng Road, Second Floor
Hours: 9:00AM-10:00PM
Description: This bookstore has a small selection of books in English and a cafe overlooking the area in front of the Baihui department store.

Foreign Language Bookstore
Address: Jinma Biji Fang, Shulin Jiekou
Hours: 9:00AM-9:00PM
Description: The English collection of this store isn't as large as others, but they've got travel books unavailable anywhere else in town.

Flower and Birds Market
Kunming Flower and Birds Market, Kunming Shopping, Kunming Travel GuideAdd: Yongdao Road, Kunming
Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm
Description: Souvenirs and antiques are available at the Bird and Flower Market. It's also a bazaar offering everything from electronic games to fishing poles, including a selection of birds, fish and flowers

Price Smart
Add: #421 Second West Ring Roads, Kunming
Hours: 9:30AM-10:00PM
Description: This is a members-only shopping center; to join the club, bring a hundred Yuan and a form of identification.

Kunming Department Store
Add: 99 Dongfeng Xilu, Kunming
Hours: M-F 10:00AM-10:00PM, S-S 9:30AM-10:00PM

Golden Dragon Shopping Center
Add: Beijing Road, next to the Holiday Inn (25 East Dongfeng Road)
Hours: M-F 10:00AM-10:00PM, S-S 9:30AM-10:00PM