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: consultations start from ¥30, then you pay for whatever treatment is required. It’s on the bottom t…
Police in Shangri-la

Public Security Bureau

Shangri-la is an excellent place to extend your visa, the local police being both accommodating and friendly, although new regulations mean the process can take between three and seven days now. The PSB office is on…
Police in Kunming

Public Security Bureau

To visit the givers of visa extensions, head southeast off Government Sq (东风广场; Dōngfēng Guǎngchǎng) to the corner of Shangyi Jie and Beijing Lu. Another office is off Erhuan Beilu in northern Kūnmíng; take bus 3, 2…
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.
Bank in Xinjie

Agricultural Bank of China

Has an ATM that sometimes takes foreign cards: don't rely on it. To find it, head down the stairs by the entrance to Yúntī Shùnjié Dàjiǔdiàn and walk on for a couple of minutes; it’s on the left-hand side.
Consulate in Jinghong

Laos Consulate

You can get a Laos visa here, but it's easier and no more expensive to get one at the border. The consulate is on the left bank of the river, a ¥15 to ¥20 ride from the centre of town.
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.
Police in Xiaguan

Public Security Bureau

Handles all visa extensions for Xiàguān and Dàlǐ. Take bus 8 from Dàlǐ and ask to get off at the Shi Ji Middle School (世纪中学; Shìjì Zhōngxué).
Police in Lijiang

Public Security Bureau

Come here for visa extensions. Located on the west side of the Government Building. A taxi here will cost ¥15 from the city centre.
Bank in Jinghong

Bank of China

Changes travellers cheques and foreign currency, and has an ATM machine. There are other branches on Galan Zhonglu and Minhang Lu.