Chuàng Kù (The Loft)
Yúnnán Provincial Museum
Set inside a 1950s era building, Yúnnán’s provincial museum has recently undergone renovations and its interior is sparkling throughout....
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...
Originally built more than 400 years ago, this mosque was ripped down in 1997 in order to build a larger version, which looks vaguely...
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...
Déhóng Ruǎnjiā Dǎiwèi Yuán
Inside The Loft complex, this fine place serves up authentic, sour and spicy Dai cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Try the fantastic...
Lonely Planet review
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. Yuánshēng Art Space is a gallery-bar-restaurant-theatre focusing on the province’s ethnic groups. The cornerstone of sorts is TCG Nordica , best described as a gallery-exhibition hall-cultural centre – with, oddly, a restaurant serving Scandinavian and Chinese food. The English- speaking folks who run the exhibit have even started running trips to Miao minority villages. Not many taxi drivers know this place as The Loft; ask to go to 101 Xiba Lu.