Kunming Dounan Flower Market


General Information of the Kunming Dounan Flower Market

Chinese Name: 昆明斗南花卉市场 Pronunciation: Kūnmíng Dòunán Huāhuì Shìchǎng

Building Time: 1998

Admission Ticket Fare: Free

Market Area: About 8,000 square meters

Suggested Visiting Hours: 4 -6 Hours

Address: Dounan Village, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan, China

Opening Hours: The Kunming Dounan Flower Market is open from 9.00 am-11.00 pm. The day before 5:00 pm is generally busy for retailers, and the night after 8:00 pm is kicking for wholesalers.

Function: Surrounded by large-scale flower plantations and logistics center, Kunming Dounan Flower Market aims to be the largest cut flower trading base in Asia and attract a great number of buyers from home and abroad. The “Flower Capital” is characterized by its flowers with large quantities and various species. It is a platform helping buyers negotiate with sellers face to face, and a system available to pick flowers without delay.


Brief Introduction of the Kunming Dounan Flowers Market

The Main Entrance,Kunming Dounan Flower Market
The Main Entrance

Located near the Metro Dounan Station in Chenggong District, Kunming City, Dounan Flower World (Dounan Flower Market) is covering an area of 47.11 acres with a total construction area of 230,000 square meters. It is constructed according to the Class 4-A Tourist Spots in China and provides high-quality trading, logistics and other services for fresh cut flowers, potted flowers, potted plants, bonsai, and so on. The first floor of the flower market commonly sells potted flowers and holds fresh cut flowers auction; the second floor of the market sells succulent plants; the third floor of the market offers various specialties for traders and tourists. Around the flower market, there are several venues where you can buy dried flowers, flower products, and flower cakes, enjoy healthy entertainment and visit the ocean world.


History of the Kunming Dounan Flower Market

Fresh Cut Flowers,Kunming Dounan Flower Market
Fresh Cut Flowers

In 1980, Li Zhaoxiang, a farmer in Guandu District, Kunming, planted chrysanthemum seedlings. After the flowers bloomed, he tied them into a bouquet of 5-6 branches with strips of palm leaves, put them in a bucket, and carried them by bicycle to Kunming City to sell them, earning more than 10 yuan a day. When selling flowers on the campus of Yunnan Agricultural University, he got acquainted with Peng Zengsheng, associate professor of the school’s Horticulture Department, who taught Li Zhaoxiang the way of planting gladiolus, freesia, and iris. At that time, a single branch of gladiolus could be sold for 30 cents, which was not a small business and caused a sensation in the local.

In 1983, for the income of selling flowers was much higher than growing vegetables, local villagers followed suit, and then flower cultivation mushroomed in Dounan. With the expansion of planting scale, flower farmers no longer carried flowers to Kunming city with carrying poles and baskets, but they sold flowers in the village market as if they were selling vegetables along the road, thus forming the earliest “Dounan Flower Street”, which was just about 50 meters long.

In 1995, the Dounan Flower Market, which covered an area of more than 8,000 square meters, was established so that villagers no longer had to peddle flowers on the street.

Kunming Dounan Flower Market,Kunming Dounan Flower Market
Kunming Dounan Flower Market

In March 2015, Kunming International Flower Industrial Park “Dounan Flower World” was finished and put into use. Many florists moved into this new market from the old market, marking the farewell to the insufficient old space and welcome to more advanced trading patterns.

Nowadays, flowers from the Kunming Dounan Flower Market have been exported to more than 40 countries and regions, and the market has become the only fresh cut flower trading market in the world that integrates four trading modes of electronic auction, counterparty trading, electronic unified settlement, and e-commerce. Seven out of every ten flowers in China come from Donan. Dounan Flower Market is viewed as a bellwether of flower sales in China and even Asia.


Hot Highlights in the Kunming Dounan Flower Market

Discounter,Kunming Dounan Flower Market


The discounter, located on the 1st and 2nd Floor of Hall 2, follows the theme of Yunnan’s unique animal, peacock, showing a vivid landscape style. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery like the romantic Violet Corridor, there are dried flowers, clothes with ethnic characteristics, sachet, simulation flowers, and other forms of Yunnan specialties.


The flower corridor with characteristic French style is situated on the 3rd floor of the 2nd Hall. The characteristic hand-painted door, the mysterious cliff, and the combination of hand-painted art and flowers, show the vivid art to us. It’s a perfect site for taking pictures!

Bottles of Ceramic,Kunming Dounan Flower Market
Bottles of Ceramic

Qianxun Art Space

In the Qianxun Art Space, there are traditional Chinese flower arrangements and flower art landscapes. Works of Flower arrangements and landscapes with different containers are placed for appreciation. Tourists can make flower arrangements, drink tea, burn incense, and take photos. The scene carefully created contains Chinese traditional culture and is the best for Chinese culture lovers.


How to Get to the Kunming Dounan Flower Market

By Bus

Take bus K32, 215, Z24, Tour Line 1 and get off at Dounan Flower Market East Station.

Take bus C6 and get off at Jingui Street Station.

By Subway

Take Metro Line 4, get off at Jingui Street Station (Exit B).

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去昆明斗南花卉市场。English: Please take me to the Kunming Dounan Flower Market.

If you go to the Kunming Dounan Flower Market from the center of Kunming(Kumming Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine), it takes about 40 minutes (55 yuan).

If you go to the Kunming Dounan Flower Market from the Kunming Changshui International Airport, it takes about 50 minutes (100 yuan).

If you go to the Kunming Dounan Flower Market from the Kunming Railway Station, it takes about 40 minutes (55 yuan).

If you go to the Temple of Heaven from the Kunming South Railway Station, it takes about 30 minutes (30 yuan).

Succulent Plants,Kunming Dounan Flower Market
Succulent Plants

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Asked by Ashley Netherland 1 | 08/31/2021 17:43 Reply
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Can i take the subway to get to this flower market?
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Asked by Clara US | 07/12/2021 17:54 Reply
How much for 1 rose in the market?
Can I bargain with the seller?
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