has one of the most complicated ethnic and religious situations
in all of China's provinces.
interaction and collision of different cultures, religions and
lifestyles gives visitors to this beautiful and colorful province lots
to see, and to buy! Kunming, as the cultural and economic center of
Yunnan, is an ideal place to dig up some great souvenirs of your trip
jade and marble arts and crafts items are plentiful, there are plenty
of items that are even more special and unique to Yunnan. Among the
top choices of Kunming specialties to decorate your living room are
bronzeware, Dai brocade and wax dyed cloth all of which epitomize
Yunnan ethnic style. Yunnan is also famous for its tobacco.
boasts a lot of famous shops and markets, many of them are really
worth visiting for being mirrors of the local life. The Flower and
Bird Market, The Yunnan Antique City, the Nanyao Market, the Golden
Horse and Phoenix Memorial Archway Jewelry Market and the Flower
Street are all worth a look.
are some good, big department stores here, since Kunming is the
biggest city in the Province, these shops are an ideal place to stock
up on supplies for your excursions throughout Yunnan. The biggest
department stores in Kunming are the Southwestern Commercial Building,
the Qiancun Department Store and the Kunming Department Store.