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Kunming Dragon Gate

At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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Ranked #4 of 153 attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Such a nice place! Nice walk with a very good view! Walk all the way to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view! When it's raining - it gets a bit slippery!

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Hereford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good view of the city and (toxic looking) lake but overrated tourist trap. Food is ok (you buy a ticket for your food and then queue and order) and the cable car is fun but traipsing up a slippery concrete path with thousands of others to have your photo taken and sold to you at intervals is not really what... More

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Modesto, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

took the lift up and , walked down great views and a walk through history , and culture of the area the dragon gate was not as big as I pictured it but was on the side of a cliff with views of the area . an adventure in walking though trails and tunnels carved out of the rock of... More

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You go by gondola to the mid level then walk to the the top going through small stairways and walk ways following the rock and sometime inside the rock. You have a stunning view of the lake and Kunming surrounding.at the top (it take around one hour) you can take the Gondola back. It is a lovely walk.

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Ranchi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

with tall buildings all around, and wide lanes with nice plantations, it is worth sitting under shade of trees and watch people walk around lazily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited this on a spare day in Kunming. We took the cable car and Gondola up. The Gondola is worth it for lovely views. We then walked down to dragon gate or Longmen. The grottos are impressive being carved by hand. We then walked down the hill and visited the two temples which are worth a visit. Lovely day... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Xishan has a lot of attraction points. Dragon gate is the one of main point. The ancient gate that is full of meaning. From here you can see the large beautiful lake. the weather is still nice on May

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went to the top by cable car and then the cable car closed, leaving loads of people inc tourists and locals stranded. Long walk down for me and my bad knee. Despite our host from the culture dept shouting at the operators, we ALL had to walk! But a great place to visit despite the crowds (actually the crowds are... More

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Mashhad, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

we was there at 15Th Apr. . the weather is good. the easy way to visit the all site is by cable car. the cable car divided in 2 parts. part 1: from downside the lake to enterance dragon gate. part 2: from dragon gate to top temple above dragon gate. so it s easy to visit most of sites... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this hike. I took the cable car from the lake 25 yuan. Bought the photo at the top. 20 yuan. Got the "walking ticket" at 40 yuan. Chinese parks typically put the entrance some KM away from the attraction to charge a bus fee, or walk for a cheaper ticket. The walk wasn't far, the hike up... More

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