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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Please don’t encourage bigotry

Then seeker should plainly write seeking Muslim.

Common netiquette to say: seeking rich, tall, handsome straight man or woman.

Tactless to say: no poor fatties, no shorties, no uglies, no gays. That just doesn't come out right. :)

Forums > Living in Kunming > Health QR code not working?

Updated movement tracker Wechat mini program for domestic air passengers:

Search for 国务院客户端 (guo wu yuan ke hu duan)

Second row to the right click on 防疫行程卡 (fang yi xingcheng ka)

Next screen, SMS verification required.

Hopefully followed by large circle encased green arrow pointing up, showing your phone number and date above (to be renewed after 14 days).

Make screenshot. This will be presented upon arrival at other airports in China.

Yunnan health code from Wechat mini program still required, though different mini program health codes tailored for other Provinces may be needed as well. Best activate them in advance prior to leaving Kunming for convenience sake.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Arts and Literature Weekend Festival

Starting today at 10am. Lasting entire weekend. Events will extend into mid-November.

Featuring live dance and indigenous folk art music performances of symphony, opera, and drama. Cultural and folk arts exhibitions of handicraft making courses. Exhanges/lecture presentation/training courses in poetry, calligraphy, paper cutting, and folk arts. Jumbotron screen showcasing archive video and black & white photos of old Kunming for historical buffs, as well as cinematic drone footages of Kunming.

Location: Kunming Old Street at Yongdao Street just north of Jingxing Street. Yongdao Huajie (甬道花街 is the new flower market street across from Hero's monument war memorial)

Venue title:
美在春城 (Beauty of Spring City)

Full schedule can be viewed here:

Forums > Living in Kunming > New Health check form at bus/metro

To follow-up on Lijiang's beaten tracks where checkpoints may be of concern for foreigners, particularly as national day looms:

For main entrances to Old Town Lijiang, facial recognition implementation on the spot at turnstile. Your face will be photographed and facial biometrics unloaded to database in real-time for automated passage. For foreigners, passport info will also be recorded on paper.

Similar ordeal at Lijiang Railway Station. Face biometrics will be recorded and passport info written down.

Lijiang Black Dragon Pond Park requires presentation of ID. Screenshot image of ID/passport on phone would suffice.

Usual green health codes presented pro forma in above cases.

For Suhe ancient town further north, just show health code at main entrance, and make mandatory zero-fee Meituan purchase. QR code receipt to be scanned at turnstile. Laxed or no checks enforced at side entrances of Suhe 古镇 for frequenters.

No checkpoints whatsoever to smaller Baisha 古镇 closer to Jade Mt.

Less strict for Dali, but some smaller hotel/inns have been ordered by local police to not take foreigners due to the Ruili scare. Touch base to verify with hotels in advance. Bigger and more established hotels in Dali like Hilton, Dali International, Indigo, Argyle, etc. are fine.

Forums > Living in Kunming > New MRT Line 4 Opening

43 km long orange Line 4 with 29 stations is slated to commence operation this month. It will run diagonally across Kunming, Northwest to Southeast vice versa, intersecting preexisting lines as interchange stations.

A visual KRT map may be helpful. Here are the stations:

Jinchuan Road Station
Dahegen Station
Haitun Road Station
Xiaotun Station
Jindingshan North Road Station
Sujiatang Station
Xiaocaiyuan Station
North Railway Station
Bailong Road Station
Dashuying Station
Juhuacun Station
Juhua Station
Hedianying Station
Niujiezhuang Station
Zhujiacun Station
Yangfutou Station
Yuyuan Road Station
Guangwei Station
Tami Station
Dounan Station
Jingui Street Station
Meizicun Station
Gucheng Station
Keke Village Station
Xiangfeng Street Station
Niutoushan Station
Liandajie Station
Wujiaying Station
Kunming South Railway Station


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Local news on Douyin is reporting first flock of sea gulls have returned to Haigeng dam. 20 days earlier than usual. Eye witnesses living near Dianchi, have you seen them first hand? Tough Q1 for them in Kunming. We, the locals and tourists, will make it up this time around.

Agree with all sentiments above. Absolutely love the climate here. Low humidity level agrees with me. Furniture don't rust nor get moldy.

When you visit other places in China, while mingling you tell people you're from Kunming or Yunnan, they'd often respond 昆明是好地方!And they are right.

I'd add Shandong is also a worthy destination to look into for those who haven't been. People amiability culture surpasses all provinces on average. The stereotype is valid.

JanJal, adding covid experiences, perhaps Kunming stands out more. Based on limited first hand comparison. Though I can't speak for outskirt Dali where showering is a rare, luxury commodity, lol.

"A controversial project aimed at improving the water quality of Erhai Lake in southwest China has been put on hold following an outcry from environmentalists.

The 340 million yuan (US$47.7 million) project to line five creeks that flow into the lake in Dali, Yunnan province, with cement horrified local environment
groups. Bulldozers went on site in April to take advantage of the dry season but work was suspended by the end of that month after criticism on Chinese social media..."[...]


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