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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 #6 of 153 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The rude staff sells only one way tickets for the upper cable way - so you have to buy another ticket to return. but they don't say this down at the beginning. Nearly no English and the fact they take 8 or 9 times a picture of you are reasons to not go there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The day we visited it was a Public Holiday so the place was quite crowded but still we enjoyed ourselves. We took the cable car up to the top and walked down. The views are quite stunning of the Green Lake (Toxic) and Kunming City. Amazing how the Chinese hacked pathways, tunnels and steps through the rocks several hundreds of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This path is very cool and one of the highlights of Kunming. You can feel it is more authentic than many other destinations in yunnan. The scenery and views are amazing. We went in the late morning, and all was calm and well until we hit the actual dragon gate though, where people were stuffed into one little area all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent and beautiful place up of the hill. Best in the cooling weather. Walk up and down, good exercise too.

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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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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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