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Address: At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
Phone Number: 0871-84266689,0871-8427475
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Nice View of Kumming

To visit the Dragon Gate, it is a long hike up the Western Hill or a short bus ride. We saw many people walking up/down the winding street but to me this seems like at least a 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
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324 reviews 324 reviews
162 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

To visit the Dragon Gate, it is a long hike up the Western Hill or a short bus ride. We saw many people walking up/down the winding street but to me this seems like at least a 1 hr+ walk one way. I highly recommend the bus. Otherwise once you reach the Dragon Gate, you need to get to the... More 

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Kunming, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I really don't understand the hype about this place... It's crowded and expensive : 88 or 100 kuais unless you want to walk 15km on a nothing-to-see road with buses...

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is beautiful. We got lucky and picked a day that attendance was low because the path and the stairs are narrow. The cable car was under construction so we took a bus to the base of the stairs. Do not go if it is raining, there are about 500 stair steps to reach the Dragon Gate and the... More 

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Beijing, China
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75 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

i can't say it is not nice to go on top of the hill to take a look in the city, but it would not be in my priority list again. the hill is nice and there are many temples on the way up, as we got only 3 hours for the tour we got a bus and a short... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went there on our own and didn't expect a lot of hiking, though a little tiring but it was all worth the view. For every stop we made we were enjoying the view and admiring how well constructed the place is that also right at the cliff of a mountain, just amazing! Weather was pleasant, we went there during end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

take care as the walk is quite long and maybe a little exhausting(it was for me) but it is worth it. the view is really nice and the experience of all the small temples on the way is truly remarkable

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kunming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The title says it all really. This is one place that lives up to the hype. Unfortunately, the entrance fee is quite high and is only heading in one direction. This seems to be an issue throughout Yunnan and especially the Xi Shan (West Hills) area of Kunming.

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Neat experience to see Kunming from way up high. We enjoyed the tunnels cut into the mountains. Great photo ops. Can get there by gondola/chairlifts or by walking. Paths are cut-stone steps. Many are uneven and steep so beware if you are old or fragile! 40¥ ticket fee to enter Dragon Gate area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is my second visit. The first was about 10 years ago. On this visit, I couldnt believe how over crowded the place was. But i suppose this is everywhere in China given the boom in domestic tourism. Nonetheless, it is not a pleasant place to visit with crowds of people nudging and pushing you around, and of course the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take the cable ride chair to get down the hills, and enjoy the panoramic Kunming. Despite not having been partitioned, the cable ride chair are not so frightening as it looks. And it allows you to fully enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and the city itself.

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