Dounan flower market in Kuming, China

Dounan flower market is located in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China. It is the largest flower market in China, and one of the largest in Asia. It was built in 1998 and offers a virtual sea of flowers, with over 500 shops selling fresh-cut flowers from all over the country and even other countries.

There are approximately 1,600 varieties of 41 categories of fresh-cut flowers that are traded at Dounan every day, making up more than 80% of the fresh-cut flowers in Yunnan Province. The market is also the only flower trading industrial park in the world that uses different transaction modes, including auction transactions, electronic unified settlement, and counterpart transactions.

The market offers a wide range of flowers, including lilies, roses, tulips, carnations, butterfly orchids, sunflowers and even protea flowers. The province has vigorously built a more convenient transportation network in recent years, which has allowed for the fast transportation of flowers through express couriers such as SF Express, Yunda Express, and YTO Express.

The park has also launched the Huashangbao Application, a one-stop comprehensive service mobile software designed for flower market enterprises and related practitioners.

The best time to visit Dounan Flower Market is from March to October, and it is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is easily accessible by subway (Line 1/2, get off at Dounan Station and take the C6 bus) or bus (K32, C6, No. 12 or No. 215 bus to Dounan Flower Market Station).

The market offers not just flowers, but also related products like dried flowers, essential oils, sachets, and preserved flowers. There are also gift shops selling gold, jewels, jade, tourist commodities, folk arts and crafts, featured local souvenirs, and flower arts.

The "Nandou Hall of Lifestyle & Art" offers a lifestyle-focused experience, while the "Kaleidoscope" is a parent-child park with indoor amusement equipment. The "Flowers Sea World" is a good place for edutainment, where visitors can see the flowers and animals in the sea. The main hall sells cut flowers, mini bonsai, and greeting cards, among other products.

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