Nanping Business Street
Nanping Business Street
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,237 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
I didn't find an English language review of this place, so I thought I would add one. I go there frequently, last time this past weekend. The main thing for a tourist to know is that this is a lively walking street, no car traffic allowed. It's a place you can safely stretch your legs after many hours on the airplane, and is also great for leisurely, low key "people watching."

It runs several blocks in between Dongfeng West Road 东风西路 and Jinbi Road 金碧路 near the center of downtown. It's a bustling commercial street with all sorts of shopping, from department stores like Carrefour to fine jewelry and boutique clothing stores. A fake Apple store is right around the corner.

Two movie theaters are located in shopping malls very close by. They are up on the seventh floor in both cases. Ask a policeman if you are looking for a cinema; the Chinese name is dianying yuan 电影院。The entire place is quite safe and well patrolled. But like in any big city, watch out for pickpockets.

Lots of restaurants including western fast food outlets, such as McDonald's and KFC. A good place for Chinese BBQ (shao kao 烧烤) is near the fountain, in front of Carrefour. The language barrier scarcely exists since you can point to what you want to eat and they will prepare it for you. If you don't want it spicy hot, you can say "Bu yao lajiao." 不要辣椒

It's a short stroll from here to the Gold Horse and Jade Rooster Memorial arches 金马碧鸡坊。A dozen or so blind masseurs in white medical gowns have set up folding chairs and can give you a good neck and shoulders massage. 20 minutes cost 20 Yuan. Establish the price before you start.

At night there are usually a few beggars who will approach asking alms. Some carry pitiful ragged babies and thrust them towards you to arouse pity. Some beggars rent or borrow babies for this specific purpose. Most locals won't engage them in conversation; don't say a word and just pretend they aren't there. If you give some money to one, you will soon be surrounded by many more that have suddenly appeared from nowhere.
Written April 29, 2013
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312741Juan3939
Phnom Penh, Cambodia96 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
I worked here for about a year, so it's hard to wax lyrical. It's basically a pedestrianized wide street with shops on either side and food stalls in the middle. It tends to be overpriced, but it's very convenient for finding what you want easily. There's a huge bookstore here I go to all the time. Unless you read Chinese you're best off not going in.

In spring and summer there are several tents where couples go to order wedding photos and hire elaborate gowns. There are usually models outside displaying both traditional Chinese and Western bridal gowns -- quite magnificent.

There are side streets off Nanping Jie with numerous restaurants including a small Muslim area with ethnic dishes.It's also very close to the Bird and Flower market (worth a stroll).

During festivals there is a big stage set up centrally for a variety of performances of mixed quality.

This is not really a tourist attraction; more like an outdoor Western mall. It's really packed with locals on weekends.

You won't find many people who speak English here, and if you are a foreigner the people hounding locals from shop fronts will leave you alone.
Written August 22, 2015
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Victor G
10 contributions
Feb 2016
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province, thus, Kunming, in a way, becomes to be the center where collect all the delicious foods from all around Yunnan Province. If you don’t get enough time to travel all around Yunnan, you can stay in Kunming for a couple of days to taste all the special local foods. In Kunming, the most important thing for visitors should be eating than shopping. So visitors may plan to take one day to shopping at Nanping Street. However, Nanping street is not only an area for shopping (shopping malls were built just two decades ago). For the locals, Nanping Street is a symbol of Kunming with Jinma & Biji Square, Dong’si temple, and Xi’si Street. All of this sightseeing become to the evidence of Kunming history. For people who living in Kunming, Nanping Street is a place to teach children about their hometown. What’s more, many delicious foods are here. Not only local special foods but also foods from other countries are becoming the place where is the epicures’ heaven.
Written November 20, 2016
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
This is a typical pedestrian shopping area, with many shops and malls selling international and local brands. There is a big Chinese bookstore, Carrefour, Uniqlo and many eateries. It is much smaller compared to those in Beijing and Shanghai.

Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to visit in the evening to feel the buzz and life in this city centre. Toilet facilities available.
Written April 2, 2017
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Paul S
Malvern, PA372 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Nanping Business Street was supposed to be a shopping destination, but the REAL action is on Zheng Yi street (which intersects Nanping). Zheng Yi is the Fifth Avenue or Michigan Avenue of Kunming, and the place to go for shopping.
Written July 18, 2016
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YHT
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Nothing special, there's street food, Mcdonald, KFC, Starbucks. A whole street for shopping, major brands like Uniqlo etc. Nothing much to buy but just to have a feel when you are near the area. Very touristy.
Written June 21, 2016
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Nanping Business Street is a representative pedestrian street in Kunming. If you are a tourist, you go certainly pass by. The pedestrian zone begins near Dongfeng Square and ends near the subway station Wuyi Road. There are many flowers and artistic works on the street. It is very pleasant to take a walk.
Written March 11, 2018
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore4,742 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
In comparison to Shanghai and Beijing this street is a little tame. But it is still a central location to shop for branded goods.
It is interesting to observe the people along the street from beggars to blind masseurs. There are also tanks where you can feed the many fishes.
Written September 14, 2014
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מוטי ל
Karmiel, Israel515 contributions
Jan 2020
looks well organized square and streets around, very clean, very good looking gardening. enjoyable place to scroll along.
Written February 6, 2020
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
Nov 2019
Almost very Chinese city we visited has one pedestrian shopping street. This is no exception. The street is lined with shops, some department stores, restaurants...etc. The supermarket Carrefour is inside a department store on this street. There is a big sign on the front of the building.Carrefour is a great place to pick up tea that is reasonably priced.
Written November 15, 2019
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