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  • RegisteredAugust 24, 2007

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Scrapheap or Car-junkyard needed

I havent seen much as a western style scrap yard for cars, evrything seems to be scattered in individual garages.
I know there is one scrapyard though, studying for the drivers test is the section for scraping a car judged unfit for road use...imagine that!

So the only clue I have to offer is look at the vehicle registration department...

I'll soon have a beijing Jeep and will eventualy need parts, many 4wd clubs exist..

Forums > Living in Kunming > Hiking in Yunnan

Hi Maude
I've been hiking and exploring the mountains around Kunming for paragliding sites to fly.

There are beautiful areas just on the outskirts of the city, N,W and E .
Almost every mountain/hills have trails .

North, Ci Ba, pine covered hills and steep valeys with nice views. I go with my electric bicycle or bus.

My favorite is Liang Wan Shan, near Cheng Jiang.
.. 1 hour by car to get there though.

I got plenty of photos of all areas and some are online here

I need to explore 2 mountains this winter / spring, one north of Yang Zhong hai and the other is west of Fuming.
I'm always looking for someone to split the taxi..

[email protected]

Forums > Living in Kunming > Air Quality and ...

The kunming city air is OK compared to Xi An and eastern coast cities and countryside....I've been there too
The Kunming countryside air is very clean and clear, enjoyable....
I teach english in private schools, we can talk....
I'm a permanent resident..


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This may be something big for Yunnan's cycling as the air quality will be similar to european events unlike previous ''étapes'' held in Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha and Zhuji.

Western tourists under 30 will like any experience in Yunnan's tourist venues., although, well informed adults of 40+ usually prefer authentic rural villages and nature. On the other hand, after 3 to 5 days of nomadic road trips, all tourists like a top hotel and the carnival atmosphere of Lijiang...

In short, Lijiang is a great place to visit, but not spend the whole week there..

Geologically, the Yangtze (Jinsha) river used to flow in this valley until the upwards thrust of the yunnan plateau diverted the Yangtze towards shanghai where it presently flows. Sediments cores provide an 11 million year date for the divergence.



When the cat is away the mice play.

I've been there (at the old location) with Rocko present and it was exellent, although without the owner present it was very disapointing..


Went the other night, it was very late therefore I cant coment on the food but it did smell very good..
Cozy atmosphere and very friendly host.
Will return again now that it's found!