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Kunming Xishan Forest Park

West of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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Ranked #10 of 153 Attractions in Kunming
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Parks
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Xishan does not only offer the casual Yunnan stone forest and magnificent scenery but also cultural heritage. You certainly would not want to miss the amazingly carved up temples along the mountain cliff. A gondola from Dian Chi (garden) can take you to the entrance to the park. Also there is a bus service by Xishan. Once inside you can... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Any online image search on "Yunnan" will be full of photos of the limestone pinnacles of this region, but make it seem inaccessible. This park covers a small portion of the region and makes it accessible with trails and stairs. It is some distance from Kunming, an hour plus by bus each way - and the bus station is already... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Unless you are going to Long Men or the temples, the forest itself is just a quiet place to walk. It was a fine walk, but that's it.

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
64 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

As a city, there's not much to see or do. In addition, there's a lot of construction going on so there's constant noise and the air quality is not great. That being said, Xishan Forest, Haigeng Park and the trip up to the Dragon Gate is worth a visit, providing a good view of the city as well as providing... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The view up there was priceless, able to view the famous dian chi and long men. The cable car and ropeway-leg ride were nice, you may enjoy the view while they carry you to the top of Xi Shan. I climbed all the way down just to have a taste of walking the steps, it was tiring but you get... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Words written on here cannot possibly describe the beauty of these formed rocks..... Breathtaking views. Be prepared to walk, but it is soooooo worth it.

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Ghent, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Take Bus 9 (which costs only 1 yuan) to get there, it will drop you off near the cable car. I highly recommend taking the cable car over the lake, because the view is beautiful. There is so much to explore in the park where you can spend more than 3 hours easily hiking around. The "Miniature Stone Forest" was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

On the face, it's just like any other Chinese gated park with paved trails and crowds and megaphones -- but somehow it's nicer. The caves and temples are more interesting, the view is spectacular, it's just slightly less crowded. At the top pagoda (if you're in decent shape) be sure to jump off the trail and scramble up the rocks... More

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Spent a good part of a day here enjoying the view and sights. We took the cable car over the lake and up part of the mountain. We decided then to take the ski lift type cars on to the top. Both were good choices with excellent views. Expect to pay for all the extras including an entrance fee for... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We plan to visit Stone Forest but was told not enough time to visit because we need to catch 5.40pm flight home. Then we were told about this forest park and we truly love it. The cable car to the park was closed for maintenace so never travel there during month of June. This place less crowded. We stay in... More

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