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On the northeast corner of the lake, the Yúnnán Nationalities Museum is reputedly the largest minorities museum in China, even if it doesn't have a whole lot on display...
Attached is a compound that is a popular spot for older people to drink tea, chat and thwack mah jong tiles around (if not get a shave and a haircut)...
The East Pagoda is a Tang pagoda that was, according to Chinese sources, destroyed by an earthquake; Western sources say it was destroyed by the Muslim revolt.
Offering Yúnnán specialities in a pleasant neo-colonial–style atmosphere, this place is now a fave with both expats – it’s the kind of place foreign students take their parents when they come to visit – and cashed-up...
Inside The Loft complex, this fine place serves up authentic, sour and spicy Dai cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere...
Museums & Galleries
West of downtown in a disused factory area known as Chuàng Kù (创库艺术主题社区; ) are a small number of galleries and cafes featuring modern Chinese artists and photographers...
Food & Drink
This place offers most types of teas grown in Yúnnán, including the famed pǔ’ěr tea.
In the heart of the Kundu night area, this popular bar is run by a pair of expats from Australia and Italy. It’s well-known for putting on great live acts and hosting top DJs.
Set inside a 1950s era building, Yúnnán’s provincial museum has recently undergone renovations and its interior is sparkling throughout...
Originally built more than 400 years ago, this mosque was ripped down in 1997 in order to build a larger version, which looks vaguely like a bad Las Vegas casino...
Burns CDs for Y20. Most hostels will also do the same.
An expat-Chinese run dive bar with excellent fine art events that tends to gather hipsters, artists and travellers.
The Flower & Bird Market has long been one of the more enjoyable and relaxing strolls in the city...
History & Culture
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