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Flea market brings you back to Kunming in 1980s

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-11-05

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[InKunming--KunmingRecently, a flea market appeared on Kunming Old Street, attracting scores of citizens and tourists. As introduced, the 140 stalls mainly dealing with old books, antiques, calligraphy and painting. It opens from 9 am to 6 pm every weekend. 

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“It is very delightful. I feel happy after visiting here all the afternoon. Some old books that were published many years ago can be found in the flea market.” Yang Xiaolong, a citizen, said excitedly that he hopes such flea market would remain for good. 

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There are many places worth visiting. Located in the central area of Kunming city, Kunming Old Street is the only remaining block with complete historical style of Kunming culture. No matter what age you are, you can always find interesting things here.

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One of the most distinctive landmark buildings is located on the old street. It looks like a wine glass with beautiful arc. Fulintang(福林堂), the oldest pharmacy in Yunnan, is also located at the intersection of Wenmiao Zhijie street and Guanghua street. It was named as “China time-honored brand” in 1995, and became a major historical and cultural site protected at the national level in 2013.

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In the mind of the people born after 1983, there are many warm memories of the flea market. In 2006, it was closed accompanied by the flower and bird market. All the temporary buildings were demolished, leaving only some of the old houses. 

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Now the flea market has returned after a long absence. Go and find you own memories. 

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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