Kunming Travel Tips

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, is the political, economic and cultural center and also the transport and communication hub of the province. Kunming has no bitter cold in winter and heat in summer with blossoms opening all the year round. Hence it has enjoyed the reputation of the 'Spring City'. With a history more than 2,400 years, it owns its importance to the fact that is was the gateway to the well-known South Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet,Sichuan, Myanmar and India. Here we list some useful Knming travel tips for you to have a comfortable Kunming tour.
144-Hour Visa-Free in Kunming
Kunming offers 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy to facilitate passport holders of 53 countries and regions to enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when making an international transfer via Changshui Airport. 

Useful Numbers
Weather forecast of the scenic spots: 16800122
Zip code inquiry: 3139491
Consumption Complaint: 12315
Tourism Complaint: 3164961

Banks in Kunming
You can use your credit card, traveler's check or cash to exchange for Chinese Yuan in almost every branch of Bank of China in this city.
Yunnan Branch of Bank of China
Address: 515, Beijing Road
Kunming Branch of Bank of China
Address: 288, Huguo Road, Panlong District,Kunming City

Telephones in Kunming
While public phones are easily found in small shops along streets in the city, we suggest visitors make low-cost IDD or DDD calls in post offices or telecom buildings.
Mobile Phones: Genuine famous-brand mobile phones are available for less than 800 yuan in large shopping malls or monopoly shops.
If your cell phone is viable, you can use it in Kunming, except in areas blocked by mountains.

Internet Bars in Kunming
If you ask native where to find an Internet bar, they will tell you to find a university first because most Internet bars are located near colleges or schools. There are many Internet bars near Yunnan University with good speed and environment charging 2 to 3 yuan per hour.
Tip: do take care of your personal articles when in an Internet bar.

Toilet Facilities in Kunming
Most toilets in the city charge no more than 0.5 yuan. Visitors can find free sanitary toilets in some large department stores or fast food restaurants.

Post Office:
Kunming Post Office
Address: 225, Beijing Road,Kunming
Yunnan Post Office
Address: 136, Beijing Road,Kunming City

The First People's Hospital of Kunming
Tel: (0871) 63188200
Address: No. 504, Qingnian Road
First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province
Address: No. 157, Jinbi Road, Xishan District,Kunming

Famous Universities:
Yunnan University
Address: 2, North Cuihu Road,Kunming City

Book Stores in Kunming
Xinhua Book Store
Address: 308, Dongfeng Road
Yunnan Foreign Language Book Store
Address: Science Building, Nantai Qiao Road,Kunming City

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