Hospital in Kunming

Richland International Hospital

Most of the doctors are Chinese but English is spoken here. Standards are generally good and prices are reasonable. It’s on the bottom three floors of the Shangdu International Tower. A taxi ride from the city...

Police in Xiaguan

Public Security Bureau

Handles all visa extensions for Xiaguan and Dali. Take bus 8 from Dali and ask to get off at the City Hospital (市医院, Shì Yīyuàn). Continue following the bus down Tai'An Lu and turn left at the intersection with...

Post in Kunming

China Post

The main international office has poste restante and parcel service (per letter ¥3, ID required). It is also the city’s Express Mail Service (EMS) and Western Union agent. Another branch on Dongfeng Donglu.

Consulate in Kunming

Lao Consulate

You can get a visa here but, as the consulate staff will tell you, it's easier to get one at the border or the airport when you arrive in Laos.

Bank in Xiaguan

Bank of China

Changes money and travellers cheques, and has a 24hr ATM that accepts all major credit cards.

Pharmacy in Kunming


Western cosmetics and basic medicines, one of many branches around town.