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Address: Southwest of Xishan District, Xishan District, Kunming 650228, China
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Description: The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic...
The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.
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Huge Lake, Hills in background, nice relaxed atmosphere

Rarely seen such a huge big lake so far inland. Small lush green hills surround the lake on all sides, water birds are flying around doing some fishing, speed boats cruising... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rarely seen such a huge big lake so far inland. Small lush green hills surround the lake on all sides, water birds are flying around doing some fishing, speed boats cruising around with tourists, some large cruise vessels are also seen in the distance. The waves are quite big for a lake, quite an energetic lake one must say, but... More 

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Caught a taxi here but were initially taken to the wrong place. The driver assumed we wanted to go to the Yunnan ethnicities village. By the time we got there we only had an hour. Strolled along the waterfront with the family which was pleasant. Many people were there posing for photos, fishing and taking speed boat rides. The area... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The lake is so large. Better to visit there in the day with fine weather. Walking along the way round.

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved visiting Green Lake on the weekends, especially after 7 where all the minority dancers gather! Some of my favorite memories are from dancing there and meeting locals. There is also a great drum circle that meets a little earlier, cool people!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The lake is an environmental disaster - probably the worlds largest algal bloom (due to severe phosphate contamination in the water) In places it is quiet & serene (but dont touch the water) - in many places its strewn with litter & full of noisy mobs of vular tourists

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wandering around the lake on a Sunday afternoon is a great way to see local families having fun and brides getting their photos taken. The flower beds are also quite attractive. Strangely there don't appear to be too many tourists around.

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kunming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you're in town at the same time as the migrating gulls it might be worth a visit. BUT don't bother trying to get close to the water as it's polluted and quite smelly. The water is a very bright green and has the consistency of a thick soup. The views across the lake are nice but that's about it.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful lake to visit. Nice walk way along lake. You can take a ferry on the lake. I'd recommend taking a hike up the mountain. Steep but do able. A bus or lift can take you up and down the mountain as well. Beautiful views of the city and lake.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ended up stuck in Kunming on the way to Myanmar after missing the onwards flight, make sure agents give enough time between flights to collect bags and go to the next flight. We hire a driver to explore the area for the afternoon, this was one place he took us to. For me being British I could not see... More 

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Yangon Region, Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

1 and half hr drive from kunming leads to green, mountain bordered dam side. Thousands of siberian seagull are flying and waiting to pickup foods from your palms. Taking pictures of joyfull and exciting faces feeding birds is memmorial.

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