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Forums > Living in Kunming > Residence Permit - 2015 only

Temporary Kunming ID card must be 6 or more months old. For this reasson they not accept us to do resident permit in KM, my wife'sTemporary Kunming ID card is just new and they not accept any other prove we live in KM for more than six years...

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Xishuangbanna

I agree with Geogramatt, bike is cool. Or you can use local bus and walk. For example take bus From Menghai to Xiding and make trip to Bulang village name Zhanglang, there sleep one night in some locals home (cost 50 or sometimes more for bed and some food), then walk from this beautiful Bulanf village to Bada village. There can sleep - now have new hotel 80yuan. From there can make trips around, or walk to Daluo.

In Xishuanbanna is really a lot nice places but not easy to find them without local friends.
Great is if you find some minority holiday and go to there, their holidays are very nice and people are friendly, very friendly.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Taxis 'AGAIN'

Taxis in Kunming, maybe 50% of them, are really assholes. Another half are fine guys who want to help you etc.
Best bad places for take taxi are train stations or bus stations where they ask for much more money...

Forums > Living in Kunming > re-registering with the PSB

I am out from China and before will return to Kunming, still need spend few days in Canton. So I need go sleep to some real hotel to registred me in first 24 hours in China if I am right? Normaly I use cheaper hotels which are in Guangdong not welcome for foreigners...

I am sure from my local police worker i need make new re-registration in Kunming because I leave China.
This things make me so strange, I always have fear to make something wrong......


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The first information about trading tea and changing with horses in Yunnan is from 1661. Before this time, all the tea and horse changing was in Sichuan and Shaanxi prov. - the tea was heicha, Sichuan kang zhuan and Shaanxi fu, qing, hei and hua zhuan. But the first time was Song dynasty, the Tang dynasty is very wrong but yes, is often write in Chinese books.

During Qing dynasty, the quantity of tea transported by horses from Yunnan to Lhasa was very small. Most of the tea was sold and consumed in Lijiang, Shangrli La area. Only small amount was sent to Central Tibet.

The most popular time when really large quantity of puer tea - mostly mushroom shape or tuo shape, was in 1930.1940s. But at that time they already use short way crossing Myanmar, they used horses but also cars and trains.

Of course there was many another products transport from Yunnan or from Laos, there was also way to Beijing special for give top grade teas and other stuff to King. But the trading tea and changing with horses like in Sichuan and Shaanxi was not too old, just firs record is from 1661.

The Tea Horse Road, or Cha Ma Gu Dao is relative new name, start use in 1980s or early 1990s for just commercial things like tourism and promotion puer tea.



Good and tasty Russian food for good price yesterday. Continue with events like this !


Baozusi is beautiful. and lunch there, for 10y, is very nice !


Visited at Sunday, the pizza was not so good as always, solty and body too soft. The stuff was kinda non-friendly, Hope the quality can change back as the past. Brooklyn was my favorite pizza restaurant in Kunming


the pizza is now better, crispy and tasty, really enjoy it