Kunming Travel Tips
To have a better travel experience in Kunming, there are some useful Kunming travel tips which may be helpful for your Kunming tour. When plan your trip to Kunming, view our answers to questions about Kunming travel to get better understanding of Kunming Yunnan.
Here below are some useful telephone numbers in Kunming and postcodes of Kunming for you to have a convenient Kunming tour.
|China International country code number||0086|
|Kunming Area Code||0871|
|Telephone Information Enquiry||114|
|Weather Report||12121, 96121|
|Kunming Tourism Complaints||0871-63164961|
|Yunnan Tourism Complaints||0871- 65275315|
|Yunnan First Aid Center||0871-68353820|
|Kunming Airport Inquiry||0871-7116114|
|Kunming Tourism Bureau||96927|
|Kunming Airport Ticket Service||0871-7112191|
|Kunming Railway Station Inquiry||12306|
|Kunming Railway Station Ticket Service||0871-95105105|
Postcodes of Each District and Counties in Kunming
|Shilin Yi Autonomous County(石林彝族自治县)||652200|
|Xundian Hui and Yi Autonomous County(寻甸回族彝族自治县)||655200|
|Luquan Yi and Miao Autonomous County(禄劝彝族苗族自治县)||651500|
Best Time to Visit Kunming
Flowers in Kunming bloom all the year round, and plants grow green in four seasons, therefore, all seasons are suitable for travel. But the best time to travel is from March to October, when there are most festivals celebrated by Yunnan's ethnic minorities and flowers are in full bloom. Kunming has the most beautiful scenery at this time. The Best Time to Visit Dongchuan Red Land in Kunming.
What to Pack
Kunming has a large temperature difference between day and night. There is a saying that "there are four seasons in a day". You should take thin clothes in spring and summer, and thick coat and sweater in autumn and winter. Those who are afraid of cold in winter can wear down jackets. Due to the high altitude, please protect yourself from strong ultraviolet ray by wearing sun hats, sun glasses and sunscreen. Kunming has a changeable weather, so umbrellas is needed in summer(June- August).
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit
Since January 1, 2019, 144-hour Visa-Free Transit was put into practice in Kunming to 53 countries in the world, including Austria, Belgium, America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, etc. Compared with the previous implementation of the 72 hours visa-free transit policy, the time duration of the transit visa-free has doubled. Foreigners without a visa coming to Kunming will have more time for business meetings, travel and visiting friends and relatives.
Notes: Transit visa-free foreigners entering from Kunming can only travel within the administrative district of Kunming city and stay for 144 hours.
Yunnan cuisine tastes similar to Sichuan food, with a strong emphasis on sour and hot dishes. Most notably, Yunnan people especially like to eat potatoes and fungi. Yunnan rice noodles and wild mushroom are two things you can not miss when you are in Kunming. In addition, the unique snacks of Yunnan ethnic minorities are also worth a try, such as Baojiang bean curd(包浆豆腐), Bai's Er Kuai, Baba, Papaya water and so on.
Yunnan has a pleasant climate and abundant products. Due to the large number of ethnic minorities, the handicrafts of various ethnic groups here are very exquisite and a good choice as souvenirs. Of course, the food here can not be missed. Flower cakes and Moodly have become the representatives of snacks in Yunnan. In addition, various kinds of ham, coffee and tea are usually the must-buy specialties for domestic tourists. The main commercial areas in Kunming include Kunming square, Shunyi shopping center, Zhengyi archway(正义坊), Nanping street and Qianwang street(钱王街). More about Kunming Shopping.
Where to Stay in Kunming
Kunming is the provincial capital of Yunnan Province, famous for its pleasnat climate and beautiful scenery. As the gateway city of Yunnan province, the number of tourists to Kunming is increasing every year. Surely, for tourists to Kunming, accommodation is the most important part of their journey. Kunming have a wide range of hotels, which can receive a large number of tourists from home and abroad. Among so many Kunming hotels, you can choose to stay around scenic spots like Dianchi lake, Jinma Biji Archway, Stone Forest and Dongchuan Red Land for the convenience of sightseeing, or stay around railway station and bus station for easy going out. But if you go during May Day and National Day, the hotel prices in Kunming Jinma Biji Archway, Kunming railway station and other popular areas will rise. The most affordable beds are particularly popular, so it is best to book more than two weeks in advance.
Things to Do in Kunming
Kunming is one of the top ten tourist cities in China and the first batch of excellent tourist city in China. There are various types of famous tourist spots in Kunming, including ethnic villages, lake, geological lanscape, karst cave and flowers. The top sights are the Stone Forest and Dianchi lake.
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Cash machines are quite common in Kunming, so there's no need to worry about finding a bank. You can use cash and your passport to exchange for Chinese Yuan in every branch of Bank of China without fees charged. 17 kinds of currency are supported, such as English pound, US dollar, Singapore dollar, Euro and so on. And today, mobile payments (WeChat pay and Alipay pay) are available in most places of China, you can pay for almost everything with your mobile. Here below are some banks in Kunming.
- Bank of China(Rixin Road Branch)中国银行日新路支行
Address: No.632, Rixin Middle Road, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区日新中路632号
- Bank of China(Dongfeng Branch)中国银行东风支行
Address: No.18, Dongfeng West Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区东风西路18号
- Bank of China(Cuihu Branch)中国银行翠湖支行
Address: No.69, Honghua Bridge, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区洪化桥69号
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China中国工商银行
Address: No.155-162, Baoshan Street, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区宝善街155-162号
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China中国工商银行
Address: No.1491, Dianchi Road, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区滇池路1491号
- China Construction Bank中国建设银行
Address: No.505, Beijing Road, Panlong District, Kunming City昆明市盘龙区北京路505号
The postal code in Kunming city is 650000. There are China post, SF express, Yunda express and other express companies in the Kunming city, sending postcards and parcels is very convenient. The postage for sending postcards is 0.8 yuan per sheet.
- China Post 中国邮局
Address: Inside the Kunming Zoo, No.92, Qingnian Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区青年路92号昆明动物园内
- China Post(Dongfeng Branch)中国邮局
Address: No.14, Dongfeng East Road, Panlong District, Kunming City昆明市盘龙区东风东路14号
- China Post(Zhengyi Road Branch)中国邮局正义路支局
Address: No.33-35, Zhengyi Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区正义路33-35号
- World Express Mail Service全球邮政特快专递
Address: No.150, Chuanjin Road, Panlopng District, Kunming City昆明市盘龙区穿金路150号
- SF Express顺丰速运
Address: No.3, Fuxing Garden, Yanhe Road, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区沿河路复兴花园3号
- SF Express顺丰速运
Address: Bailong Temple, Panlong District, Kunming City昆明市盘龙区白龙寺
- SF Express顺丰速运
Address: No.57, Taiyuan Road, Wuhua District, Knming City昆明市五华区泰源路57号
There are many hospitals in Kunming, including people's hospital, military general hospital and the first affiliated hospital of kunming medical university, medical treatment is very convenient. In addition, there are also a lot of pharmacies in Kunming.
- The First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province (云南省第一人民医院)
Address: No.157, Jinbi Road, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区金碧路157号
- The Second People's Hospital of Yunnan Province (云南省第二人民医院)
Address: No.176, Qingnian Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区青年路176号
- The Third People's Hospital of Yunnan Province (云南省第三人民医院)
Address: No.292, Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming City昆明市官渡区北京路292号
- Yunnan Provincial Armed Police Corps Hospital(武警云南省总队医院)
Address: Gaohai Expressway, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区高海高速
- The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University(昆明医科大学第一附属医院)
Address: No.295, Xichang Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区西昌路295号
- Yunnan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine(云南省中医医院)
Address: No.120, Guanghua Street, Wuhua District, Kunming City昆明市五华区光华街120号
- Kunming General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army(中国人民解放军昆明总医院)
Address: No.212, Daguan Road, Xishan District, Kunming City昆明市西山区大观路212号
- Richland International Hospital Kunming(昆明瑞奇德医院)
Address: Shangdu International Building, Extension line of Beijing Road, Panlong District, Kunming City昆明市盘龙区北京路延长线尚都国际大厦