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Forums > Living in Kunming > Any marathons in Yunnan in November/December?

Perhaps this isn't what you trained for, but the 60km and 100km Baoshan-Lujiang Xinzhai Gaoligong Mountain Yunnan ultramarathon is scheduled for November 21.

Sign up registration ends in six days on 10/25.

For more details:

Though it seems there are no more Yunnan races left this year if you haven't registered, neighboring provinces are holding races next month and sign up still open for the following...


Half-marathon race scheduled for 11/8/2020


Trail run (19km/35km divisions) on 11/4

21km run on 11/14

Trail run (10km/18km/30km/50km/100km divisions) on 11/21


Half-marathon race on 11/15/2020

Forums > Travel Yunnan > hotels in Yunnan

For those looking for swanky 5-star international hotels in town to chill, our spring city just added Sheraton Kunming to a short list. The hotel chain's first one in Kunming.

Yes, some rooms have bathtubs with a city view as previous posters have inquired about in another thread.

Perhaps Sheraton Kunming's buffet will challenge InterContinental's, which I'm left unimpressed.

Design picture of Sheraton's indoor heated infinity pool:[...]

The new Sheraton Kunming is located near Kunming University in the development zone of Guandu District. Not far from Yangfutou Station of the new Line 4 subway.

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Having contacted Lugu Lake government portals on WeChat and verified again by telephone, they now officially accept foreign travelers. On paper, they denied entry of foreigners a while back due to the pandemic.

One-way direct flight from Kunming to Lugu Lake via Lucky Air ranges from $220 to $290 (excluding $50 airport taxes) depending on dates. Airport buses to lake bus terminal cost $30/pax, approximately an one hour duration. Other cities that could fly to Lugu Lake besides Kunming are Chongqing and Chengdu.

Lake sightseeing buses that drive around the entire lake, which starts in Yunnan and crosses over to Sichuan Province and back, takes a total of four hours. 2/3 of lake is supposedly in the territory of Sichuan, 1/3 in Yunnan (the more scenic). Two daily departure bus times, once in the morning and once at noon. $60/pax for two-day all-you-can-ride scenic bus pass.

Lugu Lake buses to Lijiang takes approximately four hours, halving the driving time in the past due to new roads.

More details on food vouchers:

Above-mentioned Nanqiang Street is offering 80% off (2) discounted food vouchers. Purchase them on Meituan app.

Two main types of vouchers for each Meituan account:

$6 for $30 voucher used as cash for street stalls/vendors stationed in the middle of Nanqiang Street (and cross-street).

$10 for $50 vouchers for restaurant storefronts flanking them.

To pick-up Nanqiang Street vouchers, visit Nanqiang Street outdoor kiosk located in front of the head of train. Servicing from 10am through 5pm daily. Present to staff your Meituan purchase(s) via phone, and they'll hand you the vouchers.

Voucher expiration date: October 31, 2020

For more details, their WeChat official account (昆明南强街卷) will list participating vendors/restaurants. Scroll down to their 7/25/20 post titled "去爱吧"

On Meituan app, search for the words, "南强街美食天地代金卷" to purchase.

GoK listing for Nanqiang Street:[...]

To bigger and better pastures for Vera... whereever your long-distance cycling adventures take you.

Thank you for all your featured article contributions. Foreigners in Kunming & beyond greatly appreciate your dedicated updates during the covid onslaught.

A few days ago on June 30, Yang Liping officially unveiled her Yunnan Dali Grand Theater (杨丽萍大剧院) to the world. An architectural feat of beauty. She may not pass on her legacy in blood, but definitely in her artistic spirit.

Some pictures:[...][...][...][...][...]


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