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Anonymous, they have been a variety of bikes priced from 100 yuan to 3000 yuan. They've always been locked to a tree or post through the frame. One was stolen while I ate in a restaurant. Two were stolen from officially guarded parking areas.

If you have a good bike here I would suggest you cover up brand stickers, tie some old rags around parts of the frame, don't clean it and always take it into your apartment over night.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Bike Stealing in Kunming

The bike thievery in this city is out of control! I have lost 8 bicycles in four years. A friend has lost 7 e-bikes over 3 years. It doesn't seem to matter where you park it, 'official or not'. People offer to sell 'presumably' stolen bikes near the north railway station when you ride past. However I think most of the rampant bike stealing fuels a large operation that sends bikes to other provinces. I would just like to warn people intending on moving to Kunming and buying a bike. Take it into your apartment. Take into your workplace. Don't leave it for more than an hour outside anywhere.


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"Yunlong, however, is located far from Kunming in the province's west" May be but I'm pretty sure Yunlong Reservoir is 160 km north of Kunming in the same prefecture.

I recently learnt that as a means for controlling erosion in the hills around Kunming there was a program to establish fast growing Eucalyptus. As an Australian I have noticed that the long dry season here has a serious effect on the drying out of these trees much more so than in their native range. With a high oil content, these exotic forests are a serious tinderbox. We have seen the effects that these trees have not only in their Australian habitats but also on a large scale in California. I hope they consider replacing them with native forests in the future.

Lonely Planet mentions the Confucian Temple as the third largest and this link mentions Beijing's Temple as the second largest[...]
Jianshui's temple is odd in calculating size because it takes in the large area of the lake in front of it. Chinese superlatives are often a bit shady. Impressive place nonetheless.



Mouthwatering pizzas. Easily the best pizza in Kunming especially the Californian Barbecue Chicken. Sitting on the rooftop on a balmy summer evening is fantastic even without much of a view.