Shopping in Yunnan

  • Shopping in Baisha

    Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute

    Even if you're not in the market for handmade embroidery it's worth stopping by the institute, which is an active centre for teaching traditional Naxi embroidery to local women. Even the shop is full of museum-quality pieces. Don't miss the small side gallery of painting and embroidery featuring traditional Naxi pictographs.

  • Shopping in Lijiang

    Zhongyi Market

    A market selling produce, dry goods and occasionally livestock. If you're looking for a slice of old Lijiang this is where you’ll find it, and if you're craving street food this is a good stop in the late afternoon or early evening.

  • Shopping in Kunming

    Tianfu Famous Teas

    This place offers most types of teas grown in Yunnan, including the famed pǔ’ěr tea, and there are sometimes English-speaking staff available to help foreign shoppers make a selection.

  • Shopping in Kunming


    This French-owned megastore chain has a wide selection of camping and outdoors equipment, including clothing in larger sizes than are generally available in China. Take Metro Line 1 to Rixin Road station, then catch Bus A8 and ride six stops.

  • Shopping in Kunming

    Mandarin Books

    Good spot for novels and a selection of travel writing in English and other languages, as well as books on Yunnan itself and a small selection of maps of the province.