The city of Kunming is capital of Yunnan Province, and an ancient capital with lots of history. Kunming was also the terminal point for the famous Burma Road (Rangoon-Kunming), interdicted by the Japanese in 1942, then the terminal point for the Ledo Road (Ledo, Assam state, India), constructed to replace the Burma Road.
During the same period, the city was also the terminal point for the revived ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road which, unlike both the Burma and Ledo Roads, was designed not for vehicular travel, but for horse-and-mule caravans along narrow paths through treacherous mountain passes, from Calcutta to Kalimpong (West Bengal state, India) to Lhasa (Tibet Autonomous Region), and finally on to Kunming, Kunming being the headquarters of the Allied effort (British and American) to arm and mobilize the Chinese resistance).
Kunming is the junction of the Chengdu-Kunming Railway, the Guiyang-Kunming Railway, the Nanning-Kunming Railway and the Kunming-Hekou Railway (Hekou is a "last stop before Vietnam" border town in south-central Yunnan Province). The city is served by four railway stations: North, south (the main, or "central", railway station, called simply Kunming Railway Station), East and West, though not all of these are passenger railway stations. Kunming Railway Station, the railway station that most tourists will encounter, is located on Huannan Road, about two kilometers south of the city center. It can be accessed by public buses Nos. 23, 68 and 80.
There are trains that arrive in and depart from Kunming in every direction, including a train to Dali, in the direction of Myanmar (and from Dali, long-distance buses ply the highways toward Lijiang and Deqen (aka Shangri-La), both being cities along the WWII revived Tea and Horse Caravan Road, and from Lijiang it is but a short hop to Lake Lugu, on the border with Sichuan Province, and the home of the matriarchal society of the ethnic Mosuo).
Besides the option to purchase train tickets at the main railway station in Kunming, there are many alternative railway ticket offices round about in Kunming, the bulk of them located in the following districts: Guandu, Panlong, Shilin, Wuhua, Xishan and Yuxi. Several of these offer ticket delivery.
1.Train Ticket Office of Kunming Network
2.Train Ticket Office of Chuanhong
3.Train Ticket Office of Xintie
4.Train Ticket Office of Daguan
5.Train Ticket Office in Dianxi Company
6.Train Ticket Office of Guangke
7.Train Ticket Office of Chahua
8.Train Ticket Office in Labour Security Building
9.Train Ticket Office of Juhua Village
10.Train Ticket Office of Xiyuan
11.Train Ticket Office of Zhengyuan
12.Train Ticket Office of Printing House
13.Train Ticket Office of Guanshang Chihang
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14.Train Ticket Office of Railway Tourism
15.Train Ticket Office of Tianyu
16.Train Ticket Office of Huaxing
17.Train Ticket Office of Huaxia
18.Train Ticket Office in Wuyi Road
19.Train Ticket Office of Baidahui