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Kunming’s nightlife


Kunming is a great place to go out, with plenty of friendly, reasonably priced bars and clubs patronized by a mix of locals and foreigners. For information on the latest hotspots and up-and-coming entertainment and cultural events, check out GoKunming (w

Jinbi Plaza on Jinbi Lu is a complex (or, after a few drinks, a maze) of interlinked clubs – stumble out of one and you fall straight into another. If you can’t live without cheesy techno and flashing lights, head to the Kundu Night Market off Xinwen Lu, a clutch of bars and discos with late-night restaurants and nail bars and tattoo parlours in between. For a more sedate atmosphere, head to the Wenlin Jie area and take your pick of the student-expat bars and pubs.

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