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Kunming Dragon Gate

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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Ranked #3 of 148 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Enjoyed the chair-lift riding up Xishan....you will coast over pine trees top and have a panoramic view of Dianchi Lake and Kunming city. At the top ... the walk to the Dragon Gate takes you along narrow footpath along hillside. We were lucky that the crowd was thin that morning (29th Nov 2014)... it will be very difficult to move... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You don't have to climb a mountain in order to get there. Along the way and stand at the gate, you will be rewarded with the panorama view of the lake. It is most stunning during spring time and make sure you spend just enough time to appreciate the buildings around.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Located at west side of Kunming City, it is a good place to have nice bird view of Dianchi Lake and kunming city. From Kunming to the entry of Dragon Gate and from the entry to the high point of Dragon Gate, we took cable car. Dragon Gate is very old and the some traditional chinese buildings around.

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Macau, China
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A bit of a hike and then interesting relics and temples, how did they build all the way up there without injuries and or deaths< must be some hidden folk tales. Certainly remote unless they came up the back side

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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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Brisbane Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Malaysia
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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