Tenwest Mandarin School

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Treks in northern Yunnan

Yo, you can do the trek through TLG and end at Tinas Guesthouse. Youll have to inquire at Tinas or Halfway GH about getting a guide to take you all the way up to Haba Village. The hike from Tinas takes 8 hours or more to Haba and there is nothing in between. The road that goes through TLG continues to Haba Village, so you could hitch it instead. You can rent equipment in Haba Village and climb to the top of the mountain with a guide as well. Its high, but not technical. Anyone in good shape can get to the summit (assuming good weather)

Forums > Living in Kunming > Camp stove fuel - compressed cannisters?

Any hiking store should have them. Check the shop with the giant backpack near Wenlinjie. If they don't have them, there is a shop on Beimenlu (about halfway between 121 street and Yuantongjie) that definitely sells them for 20RMB per cannister. The shop is small but it is located on the north (zoo) side of the street.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Camping stores

The best hiking store in town is Mei Li Outdoor Sports. They have everything you need. Its all name brand top quality stuff, so its not cheap. Its between Qing Nian Lu and the XinXiNan Shopping Mall on Huguo Lu. Its pretty large and the sign is written in English and Chinese. They definitely have propane and stoves. The shop on Beimen Lu also has propane and stoves and that place is cheaper. Why not go there? I bought my tent there, too.


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Just checked out the Crystal Palace today! Got there on foot from the Yanglin Bus Station. It is about a 1.5 hour walk, but I was able to stop at the Yanglin Feijiu Factory located about halfway there. Couldn't tour the factory, but there is a factory store that has the goods. Couldn't resist picking up a few bottles of the green fairy.

Also, I only paid 20RMB to see the temple and the caves. I asked the woman, and apparently I was the only visitor they had that day (this was about 4pm, too).

Also, there are a LOT of bats in that cave! Very beautiful though and an easy day trip from Kunming. I left my house at 1130am and was back at 7pm. Yanglin is interesting, too. Quite dusty, but instead of taxis they have horse drawn carts. Pretty neat!

Yeah, this is one of the most disappointing articles I've read on GoKunming. It is a real shame...

One has to argue the demand for such dams. In the article about all of Yunnan being "plugged in", apparently we're exporting 200 million megawatts to Guangdong alone?


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