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Kunming Xunjin Street: A new favorite for tourists

Updated:2019-08-05 18:00:09   Yunnan Daily

Though not as famous as the Green Lake Park, Nanping Street or other tourist attractions in Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan province, the Xunjin Street is bustling with tourists recently.

The name "Xunjin" literally means “watching out the nearby Panlong River to prevent flood”. The history of Xunjin Street can date back to the Qing dynasty (1644–1912).

Located in the downtown area of Kunming, it is a typical old Chinese street. Nowadays, the street has become a model in preserving local customs while brimming with vitality after the implementation of a series of transformation projects. 

Renovated old factory buildings, creative wall paintings, fancy bookstores… every corner of Xunjin Street will make you know more about Kunming’s history and experience the city’s past and present.

As Kunming is a city blending the Eastern and Western cultures, walking in the Xunjin Street, you can see French buildings, as well as traditional Chinese pagoda, such as the Dongsi Pagoda. You can also have a glimpse into the daily lives of local residents.

Tips: Visitors in Kunming can take bus No. 59, 63, 90, 91, 98, 109, 118, 129, 161 and K12 to Xunjin Street. 

By Han Chengyuan from Yunnan Daily

Keywords:   Xunjin Street wall paintings