It's very easy to get around in the city center of Kunming, due to its compact layout. There are a few random alleys that you can still walk through and see older housing conditions. And the city is clean and still slightly less polluted than other Chinese cities. Some travellers find this place boring, and it is, if you're doing the "checkmark" style of staying a day or two in each place. However, if you have the time to squat for a while, there's a pleasant atmosphere to be found.