Nanping Pedestrian Street


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Nanping Pedestrian Street

Kunming's popular Nanping Street is a pedestrian-only commercial area packed with shops and restaurants, both local and international. It has continued to be the city's liveliest stretch for decades, and remains busy with shoppers and diners even after sundown.

Do & See

The best way to experience the charm of Kunming is to simply wander around the constantly evolving city centre. Though modernising the city is an ongoing process, most residences in Kunming still retain the traditional style of architecture, quadrangle courtyards with sun-powered water heaters, and comfortable temperatures even without air conditioning, thanks to the landscape and climate. Flowers are abundant – at roadside stores, along green belts, and across tables of local eateries, giving the city a very pleasant vibe. Most sights outside the city centre are just a quick bus ride away, with enough to occupy the visitor for more than a couple of days.