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City transport

Downtown Kunming is fairly compact and it’s possible to walk everywhere, though bicycles (rented through accommodation) and cabs are probably the most convenient alternatives. You might resort to city buses (¥1–2) to reach some of the further-flung sights, but they’re slow and not that useful around the centre. There’s also a metro under construction, with the first lines opening around 2012 or 2013 – details are still vague, but extensive roadworks along Beijing Lu point to one line between the two train stations.