Source: InKunming | 2023-10-25 | Editor:Amy
Recently, "Stamp-collecting Travel" has become a trend. From "Military-style Travel" and "Exchange Vacations" to the current "Stamp-collecting Travel," the forms of tourism are becoming increasingly diverse.
Stamp-collecting Travel refers to the practice of collecting stamps from local attractions or distinctive places during a journey and imprinting them in a travel journal or commemorative album, creating individual memories of the trip. It has become a new way of traveling for young people. Stamp-collecting Travel not only satisfies the cultural and psychological needs of young people, allowing them to find enjoyment and commemorative value in their travels, but also enables them to visit niche cultural and heritage sites, experience unique cultural activities, and better immerse themselves in the local cultural atmosphere, to better understand the city's history.
In Kunming, you can collect stamps at attractions such as Yunnan Provincial Museum, Cuihu Park, Yunnan Liberation Memorial Hall, and Peacock Post Office. At Yunnan Provincial Museum, upon entering the museum after making a reservation, visitors can see two cultural and creative stores on the first floor packed with people, with long queues forming in front of the stamp-collecting tables. Xiao Chen, a visitor who was in the queue, introduced herself as an avid stamp-collector. Before coming to collect stamps at the Yunnan Provincial Museum, she had already known that Yunnan Provincial Museum has a large number of stamps, with a total of 75, and they are all free. "It's very appealing for a stamp collector like me," said Xiao Chen.
The staff at the Peacock Post Office introduced that they offer 23 peacock commemorative stamps and 1 scenic stamp, all of which can be collected for free. Xiao Xiao, who came from Chengdu, said that she was on a trip to Yunnan and had joined a postcard exchange group. During her travels, she would send postcards from each place to her fellow group members. Holding a stack of carefully selected postcards, she stamped them one by one.
The Yunnan Provincial Tourism Library also has a famous collection of Yunnan dialect stamps. The Yunnan "mythical creature" series of dialect stamps in the library is highly sought after, attracting many people to come and wait in line at the stamp-collecting table. "When I heard about the Yunnan dialect stamps for the first time, I thought it very interesting, so I came to collect one.
where to collect stamps in Kunming
➤ Yunnan Provincial Museum
Address: No. 6393, Guangfu Road, Guandu District, Kunming
Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
➤ Peacock Post Office
Address: No. 35 Zhengyi Road, Zhongyi Fang Shopping Center, Wuhua District, Kunming
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
➤ Yunnan Tourism Library
Address: No. 107, Dongfeng West Road, Wuhua District, Kunming
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday (12:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
➤ Nie Er's Former Residence
Address: No. 73 and 74, Yongdao Street, Wuhua District, Kunming
Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
➤ Yunnan Liberation Memorial Hall
Address: No. 65, Cuihu South Road, Wuhua District, Kunming
Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
➤ Cuihu Park
Address: No. 67, Cuihu Visitor Center, Cuihu South Road, Kunming
➤ Yunnan University Brand Cultural Store (Yunda Wenchuang)
Address: No. 141, Yieryi Street, Wuhua District, Kunming
Note: Please note that the operating hours and availability of stamp-collecting may be subject to change, so it's advisable to check with the respective locations before visiting.
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(Editors: Amy, Rachel)
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