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There are many bird and flower markets in Kunming city, but Jingxing Bird and Flower Market in downtown is a top popular bird and flower market in this city and also the label of the daily life of Kunming people. This market became into shape in 1980s and has around 700 stores selling abundant types of things. Walking along this market, you will not only be glad with the countless flowers in various colors with pleasing aroma, but also enjoy the crispy chirm of many species of birds. It is really a new try to feel the local life while hear Kunming people chatting in their special dialect and select your favorites among those nice antiques, jewelry ornaments, handicrafts, and so forth.
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To have fun in Kunming Bird and Flower Market, you can do many things and get a lot of new worthy experience. Just go and explore it!
Since Jingxing Bird and Flower Market has opened for over 30 years, it has become a mature visiting place with tremendous number of flowers. Many kinds of orchids, various camellias, narcissuses, azaleas, roses, begonias, etc. decorate this market into a very bright and colorful paradise with refreshing fragrance. Moreover, you can find different species of birds chirping along the street, like parrots, crested mynas, thrushes, beyond count, and those types you have never seen, which plays an especially ear-pleasing sound for your Kunming tour.
Besides, you can see a lot of adorable fishes, crabs, turtles, etc. in red, white, yellow, orange, black and other colors having fun in the water. And apart from that, you can still continue your “treasure hunt” in Kunming bird and flower market, since there is a numerous number of jadestones, rubies, sapphires, wood carving works, handicrafts in marble stones, snuff bottles, hookahs, jade ornaments, calligraphies and paintings, coins at home and abroad from ancient to present, etc., which is too many to see all their charm but will give your trip a surprise.
You can stroll in Kunming Bird and Flower Market to feel the culture of Kunming and even Yunnan, because it shows the real daily life of the local people. A fair lady wearing a beautiful long dress in bandhnu is selecting a pot of the most gorgeous blossom; a local elder grandpa is purchasing for the new buying worms for his birds; an “expert” is distinguishing the commodity and bargain with the seller. Every scene is the epitome of the usual life of Kunming people.
Besides appreciate the prosperous scene in Kunming Bird and Flower Market, you can sit in a restaurant to taste the particular local delicious food of Kunming, like the Yunnan Rice Noodles, BBQ in old Kunming flavor, tasteful Yunnan Dishes, etc.
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Located in the downtown of Kunming city, it takes a little time to get to Jingxing Bird and Flower Market. You can choose a bus, taxi, subway, etc.
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You can plan 1-2 days like most visitors to discover the top must-sees in Kunming. You can spare the first day arrival there in no hurry. And spend the rest 2 days exploring Stone Forest and the sightseeing of Western Hills, Kunming Green Lake, Yuantong Temple, and Yunnan Nationalities Museum, etc. in the downtown. If Besides, most travelers prefer to arrange Kunming as the first part of their Yunnan travel, so you can also extend to more beautiful destinations in the province, such as Yuanyang, Luoping,Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Jiangshui, etc. in 6-13 days based on your exploration depth! Moreover, if you have any idea of more interested destinations in China to travel with Kunming together, please feel free to tell us and our experienced travel expert will help you to plan you coming tour with sincerity!
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