"Vigi in KUNMING - Sep2003" Top 5 Page for this destination Kunming by vigi

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Arriving Kunming by train, finally, from Hong Kong on 04Sep2003, the day after Typhoon signal no. 9 hosted in Hong Kong.

Unexpectedly, Kunming is another fast developing city in China, not as much natural reserved as I thought.

Not much tourist travelling in Kunming during this week, so, I can easily get a dorm bed at Camiilla Hotel. Very clean and confortable, much better than I expected. Only encountered a little problem when I called, speaking Mandarine, then I found out mainland tourists are actually not welcomed to stay in their youth hotel dorm.

Slept early on first night, couldn't sleep well on the 30-hour train. I was trying to wake up the next morning to visit Stone Forest but I miised it. 2 times!!! Just being too lazy to wake up!

DianChi Lake is absolutely a TOURIST TRAP! See my travel tips...

Bought a ticket at going to Dali this afternoon at 3pm. Not much to see in Kunming anyway. Hope to get up to North-West countryside as soon as possible.

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  • Last visit to Kunming: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2007 at 4:25 AM

    Very good tips and photos Ihope smells will not affect my China travel Thank you !!!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 1:42 AM

    enjoying the memories with your pages thanks!the birdmarket in kunming is also good.i went by o/night bus to Dali from Kunming.and loved it esp Lijiang!shouldve gone to Xishuangbanna tho!next time...!!

  • Oct 14, 2006 at 12:12 PM

    lovely page! Nikos

  • atobol's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 11:58 PM

    Never saw the male nude posters. Though some of the women in Kundu nightclubs hardly wear more than a string lol.

  • Feb 16, 2005 at 8:39 AM

    Great insights about Kunming Vigi. Thanks again.

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 9:30 PM

    Spot-on information! The buffet breaky at the Camillia this morning great. Now chilling out in ChaMa's with a Dali and 'Rasa' on the hi-fi reading your pages - very surreal! Cheers.

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2004 at 8:06 AM

    Excellent tips, thanks!

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 5:23 PM

    Wow ... an eyeopener !! Fantastic trip, Vigi !! Thank you :-)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 7:28 AM

    Thanks for information on Kunming ! I am likely to go there in late Nov this year.

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 9:14 PM

    Very interesting region... Seems quite popular with the international backpackers...!


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