Yunnan shopping

Market in Kunming

Flower & Bird Market

The Flower & Bird Market, also known as lǎo jiē (old street), has shrunk dramatically in recent years and is now hemmed in by encroaching modernity. Nor are flowers and birds the main draw here any more, althoug…
Arts & Crafts in Shangri-la

Yunnan Mountain Handicraft Center

Fairtrade handicraft shop that sells locally produced products including pottery, clothing, jewellery, carpets, Nixi black pottery and more. Call ahead to make sure they are open.
Arts & Crafts in Shangri-la


Wide array of Tibetan handicrafts made by Tibetans in Tibet but designed for Western tastes, including bags, cushions, toys and ornaments.
Books in Kunming

Mandarin Books & CDs

Good spot for guidebooks, novels and a selection of travel writing in English and other languages, as well as books on Yúnnán itself.
Market in Jinghong

Jade Market

The Jade Market is near the fish and produce market, with many Burmese hawking their goods alongside locals.
Tea in Kunming

Tiānfú Famous Teas

This place offers most types of teas grown in Yúnnán, including the famed pǔ’ěr tea.
Market in Jinghong


Big and bustling fish and produce market to the side of the long-distance bus station.
Books in Dali

Mandarin Books & CDs

Bookshop that also sells maps of Dàlǐ.
Arts & Crafts in Xinjie

Window of Yuányáng

Do visit this place, down the steps from the main square (on the 2nd floor of a building on your right). Staff here work in sustainable economic development in local villages. Volunteers are very friendly and helpfu…