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Flowers and Birds Market of Kunming

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Address: Bailong Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650233, China
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
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Private Day Tour to Stone Forest and Flower Birds Market including Lunch

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It is something super spectacular compared to other markets in China. But we found Kunming quite boring so this gave us something to do to kill some time until our train. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really sad to see the awful conditions that rabbits, kittens, puppies, tortoises, birds etc were kept in - tiny cages, often filthy with stall holders showing little concern for their welfare - lots of markets stalls but the experience destroyed by the poor animal welfare.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It is something super spectacular compared to other markets in China. But we found Kunming quite boring so this gave us something to do to kill some time until our train. There are some cool things to buy but we didn't really check out prices. Lots of animals for sale which was kind of sad :(. Worth a walk around

Thank Sabrinasnow
Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We lived in Kunming for two years in the early 1990s and in those days the Bird and Flower Market was a true street market, not organized, a mismatch of people selling an amazing array of critters, flowers, tea, and sometimes other things that didn't fit into the categories of either birds or flowers. We returned in 2008 and the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Since our trip was organized by a tour company, we were taken to this Flowers & Birds Market in Kunming as is every tourist. There were numerous shops displaying and selling different kinds of flowers and birds and animals. There is always a fowl smell which was not very palatable for vegetarians like us. However a rare experience seeing birds... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

A nice place to buy oddities. You can find gemstones to tealeaves or werid stuffs there. lots of little animals up for sales as well. The place is a great for buying cheap souvenirs to bring back home . It is crowded as well. So be careful of pickpockets You can try to negotiate the price for most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Birds and flower markets are situated in central Kunming, near the New Era hotel. it is a network of small lanes organized around a small public garden where locals buy and sell all kinds of birds and related accessories, and mostly pot plants. There is plenty of street food available. Colorful and authentic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is good market to visit. This is local Chinese market.You have all kinds of animals,Birds,Insects for sale basically anything and everything. A market you must visit and see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. The market was bustling with small stores selling flowers, birds, stones and jewelry. It was a fun walk. Remember to bargain.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

What a hoot! talk about walking back into history. Seemingly this alleyway has existed for hundreds of years and the stalls used to trade all things imaginable. This small street, alleyway, is flanked either side but small stalls selling all sorts of touristy things, but also food, jade, jewellery etc. The more you walk down this street the quirkier it... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Very good and big market to do some shopping in, don't forget to bargain! A big minus though is what the animals (sold as pets or food) are going through there, small cages that is overcrowded and vice vers. But if you look at it without that point of view it is a cool market to find some souveniers in.

Thank SBrocks

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