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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Things to see and do near your subway stop.

I'll bite. I've been to several stops for various chores and a bit of exploring.

Nearby Chuanxin Gulou is a restaurant that sells dog meat on the intersection of Beijing Rd and Doufuchang (haven't eaten there, but kind of an exotic thing some reader might want to do). There's also a walkway market near the bridge connecting to Yuantong temple. If you keep walking to the right there's a neat little street which has older style homes and stores.

Dongfeng Guangchang obviously has a whole strip of shopping malls, but the Holiday Inn with some fine dining options is just a little bit more up DongfengDong Rd near the intersection with Baita Rd and there is a nice little park by the Panlong River.

The Vietnamese consulate is in a building called Hongta Dasha which is near the Huancheng Nanlu Subway stop.

Taking the subway to get to the train station is equally easy from the Huancheng Nanlu stop and the Kunming Huoche Zhan stop because if you go to the subway stop for the railway station proper is behind the station and there is a convoluted path for entry.

Near the Erji Lu stop there are two consulates - Myanmar and Laos.

If you go down to Xinyazhou Tiyucheng obviously there's that whole Xinyazhou Tiyucheng complex but on the opposite site there is a small Yi village called Zijuncun which still has some old and traditional buildings if that is your cup of tea.

Nanbu Keyun Zhan: A massive bus station with buses going to Jinghong, Mengla, Mohan and other places southwest-ish

From Dounan you can go to "Chenggong Laojie" by bus (look for Chenggong Guangchang). Its not quite as close as OP suggested, but its a really neat little old strip of mostly Huizu shops and houses; probably what Kunming looked like 20 years ago minus the occasional speaker boxes.

The universities and couple of government buildings are further south. Also the buses are not so reliable the further south you go.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunna-Vietnam Cargo Rail

That area hasn't been updated yet on the maps, it was a major hassle to get there from the border on bike because only taxi drivers could give good directions.

If you search for 雷响田 in hekou that should give you a rough idea where it is.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunna-Vietnam Cargo Rail

@Alien, the new line is standard gauge, but it isn't connected to Vietnam yet and the new Hekou station (Hekou Bei Zhan) is about 5-10 km out of town. The China terminus on the old line is called Hekou Zhan and is about 200-300 meters from the crossover. The old line is parallel to the Hekou-Laocai bridge and is still there but I didn't see trains pass through it when I was there about two months ago. I could imagine this narrow gauge line is the route being used for transport described in this article.

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I am happy to see the street cleared in the pic above, also looking forward to not dealing with that annoyance when I return next month. I do fear, however, this will lead to cars driving faster/less responsibly in this area.

Very interesting article, but the term 'Daic family' is misleading for discussing Austroasiatic.

Tai-Kadai is the language family which consists of languages spoken by several groups in this region including the Thai, Lao, Zhuang, Dai/Shan, and Shui among others.

Austroasiatic is the language family which consists of the languages spoken by the Vietnamese, Khmer, Wa, Mon and various other groups in SE Asia.

Some scholars propose that Tai-Kadai and Austroasiatic share a common ancestor language (Austric), but this is not commonly accepted. As I understand the research discussed in this article (not so thoroughly, I have to admit), this genetic work provides support that these peoples share common genetic ancestry.

I'm at the Hekou train station now. It's about 4-7km outside of town and nobody in town knows where it is except taxi drivers perhaps. For further inconvenience, it's not listed on baidu maps. The hotel I stayed at last night 河口国际公寓 has a ticket service and a shuttle bus. This hotel is right next to the border crossing.

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I really like this restaurant. The food is excellent, and the prices are pretty reasonable. The downside is that their rubing has become much more expensive than it was a year or two ago.

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Spent a nice quiet afternoon here. The wifi was fast and coffee was good. Like others said, it was closed for a bit so that is problematic - 4 stars.

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I haven't spent enough time in Dali to say this is the best in Dali. But it is very good. Would recommend to the weary traveler in need of western food.

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I finally made my way over to Slice of Heaven yesterday. The pizza is great here. I will definitely be returning in the near future.

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This is a good cafe. Better for tea than for coffee; but the coffee is acceptable. A real benefit of this place is its prime location on the Yunda campus. It's a convenient place to meet with students and faculty. The only downside is the slow speed of the internet.