Nanping Pedestrian Street

Updated: Jun 4, 2021 Print
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Nanping Pedestrian Street in Kunming features local characteristics and is decorated with buildings built during 1920s and early 21th century. [Photo/China Daily]

As a major business thoroughfare in Yunnan's Kunming, Nanping Pedestrain Street has been a center for commerce, finance and entertainment since the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945). It is also known as Kunming's Wall Street.

The name of Nanping Pedestrian Street was changed into Dongfeng Road in 1965 and it wasn't renamed to its original name until 1982.

Owning a total length of 685 meters, the street is decorated with buildings built during 1920s and early 21th century. Five sets of vivid situational sculptures are distributed alongside the road, showcasing five distinctive scenes from Kunming locals' living, such as drawing water, taking photos and vendor's yelling.

Nanping Pedestrian Street clusters a lot of large-scale shopping centers and shops selling cloths, souvenirs and traditional foods alongside the street, offering a good choice for people to spend the whole day in the street.

In the evenings, a special market selling traditional local delicacies is open for visitors, providing various kinds of food such as barbeque, rice noodles, casseroles and stinky tofu.

Address: Wuhua district, Kunming, Yunnan province
Public transportation: take Kunming Metro Line 2 to Dongfeng Square Station or take bus Nos 68, 71, 108, 118, 234, 56, 65, 133, 189, 73, 120 etc

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