Kunming - Shopping
Flowers, herbs and a variety of wild mushrooms as well as dry goods and ethnic batik fabric are typical local products of Kunming. They all serves as good souvenirs. Perishables are generally sold by kilograms.
Flower Market, Shangyi
The market is located in the downtown area. There are hundreds of species of fresh, dried and artificial flowers, making it iconic of Kunming. This is worth a stroll through just for the sensory experience.
Flower Wholesale Market, Dounan
Early every morning, flowers wet with dewdrops are already on sale. Various rare and precious flowers can be found here, such as tropical butterfly orchid and flameray gerbera. This is where they are sold in bulk to a very low price.
Zhengyi Road, Pedestrian Street
All the various specialities of Yunnan are conveniently available on this street. The famous Bird and Flower Market is also in the neighborhood, with songbirds, fish and folk handcraft articles on display.
A crowded shopping mall specializing in local products such as Yunnan medicines, teas, jewelries, craftworks, extracted plants oils and native products.
Kangle Tea Culture City
The largest tea market in Yunnan. Pu’er Tea is best known to be good for the stomach and Yunnan is its birthplace. Apart from the native brews, it also sells the vast array of Chinese tea leaves from other provinces. A recommended tea shop is Chama Station.