Since Kunming closed most downtown bus stations and built new ones on the edge of the city all bus routes that go to Fuxian Lake now run out of the new South Bus Station, which can be reached from the Green Lake area by taking bus 85 from Wenlin Jie to the end of the line at Juhua Cun (菊花村), switching to line 12 and riding it to Zhaoxi Cun (照西村).From the south station there are frequent departures to Chengjiang for 16 yuan. We have also heard it is possible to go from the south station to Jiangchuan (江川) and then switch to another public bus that goes directly to Sunshine Coast.
After reaching Fuxian Lake, it is relatively easy to hire a van to take you wherever you want to go.
Buses leave many times each day from Kunming to Chengjiang. They depart from the southern bus station (南部汽车客运站), which itself is rather difficult to reach. The trip to Fuxian Lake from Kunming takes about 1.5 hours, depending on traffic. From Chengjiang, mianbaoche and taxis shuttle visitors to the Sunshine Coast and Luchong for just a few RMB.
Yunnan boasts many famous natural sites, from Dali's mountains to the jungles of Xishuangbanna. Among these, Fuxian Lake is unique in that it remains relatively undeveloped. Hopefully, the lake will not succumb to civilization too quickly and continue to provide a clean, relaxing getaway for Kunming residents.
Ancient Dian Kingdom Culture Garden (古滇国文化园)
Add: Gushan Island, Fuxian Lake
Tel: 877 855 1186.
Cost: 160 RMB/room plus 20 RMB/island entry fee
Kunming Southern Bus Station (南部汽车客运站)
Add: Caiyun Bei Lu, Kunming
Cost: 17 RMB/ticket from Kunming to Chengjiang
Getting There: Bus No. 12 runs to the bus station. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the southern bus station by public transit from central Kunming
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