The largest open market in Kunming, this market deals primarily with local handicrafts. Located beside the railway station, and the long distance bus station, this market is a wonderful place to pick up souvenirs.
Yunnan Curio Building: The four story building located on Nanping Lu Street is where to buy artwork and handicrafts.
Bird and Flower Market:
This market is a must-see destination in Kunming. It offers many exotic birds, and animals, as well as many curios, artwork, and local handicrafts. Not touristy, this market is a great way to get a glimpse into local people’s daily lives.
Kunming Department Store:
Located on Dongfeng Xi Lu Street, the shopping center offers all sort of modern commodities.
Qian Cun Department Store:
Located on Renmin Zhong Lu Street, this department store offers daily necessities and is quite popular with tourists.
Dali City and Dali Ancient City:
The ideal place to pick up souvenirs, Foreigner Street in Dali Ancient City offers many shops selling local specialties and handicrafts. Home to the Bai ethnic minority group, many Bai ethnic crafts can be found here.
Square Street Supermarket:
This supermarket has several chain stores that sell food and snacks. No.13, West Street, Xiaguan, Dali City No.43-46, Zhenxing Street, Xiaguan, Dali City No.342, Fuxing Road, Dali Ancient City, Dali City
There are several wholesale markets in Dali City. There are wholesale markets at Xingsheng Road and Fuxing Road in Dali City which are great spots to pick up small items and souvenirs at cheap prices. There is a vegetable wholesale market also located in Dali City, which can be reached by taking the number 6 bus.
Lijiang Ancient City:
The most bustling area of the city, Square Street offers something for everybody. The street is famous for having a huge selection of shops selling local handicrafts and art and is a must-stop spot for visitors.
The best place to buy Lijiang's famous Bunong bells is east of the ancient stone bridge of Lijiang Old Town. These bells are unique to this town and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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