Yunnan · Kunming
Chenggong County 呈贡县

At the turn of the millennium still countryside growing vegetables for Kunming and flowers for China, Chenggong has not been swallowed up into Kunming City.

Nothing illustrates the growth of Kunming more than the transformation of Chenggong: only a few years ago few poor roads connected central Kunming with the western shore of Dianchi, today massive highways connect old Kunming to the new commercial, administrative and academic districts built over the once precious farmland.

Dounan Flower Market, once the true center of flower growing in Yunnan, has become mostly a wholesale market, hand-carts replaced by massive trucks.