Arts & Crafts 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...

Market 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...

Tea 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.

Sports & Outdoors 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...

Books 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.