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Kunming Dragon Gate

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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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Too too crowded

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

be extra careful if you climb this over rainy season. the climb is a bit steep but a short one. take me around 15 minutes to reach the gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Steps and steps but the view is absolutely breathtaking! Plenty of rest areas. Definitely a must to stop to enjoy the view after every few steps. Also take note of the 'fish' and the dragon's 'pearl' at the gate... Supposed to rub it to bring luck and prosperity... ;-)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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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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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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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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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