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Dian Lake (Dian Chi)

Address: Southwest of Xishan District, Xishan District, Kunming 650228, China
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Ranked #16 of 189 things to do in Kunming
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Qingdao, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Impressively large, mountains on one side, clean air and great weather. What else could one wish for?

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Shanghai
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were there when the Siberian seagulls were in town. Flocks of the birds flying around was impressive but the surrounding industry of seed selling, locals throwing food at the birds and the general mess was not exactly enjoyable. Quick walk through was enough.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A short and relatively expensive (200 rmb pp) boat ride around the expansive lake was pleasant but not memorable. The drive from the city over to Dian Lake was more interesting to see the luxury villa developments springing up in this clime of clean and cool air.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Not many things to do, many construction are going on, not worth on cloudy and windy days. Entrance 10 yuan.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

One of the most beautiful place i visited in China. If you want to see seagulls you have to visit afternoon. You can feed them from you hand, even while flying these seagulls are so expert to take food from hand. There are cable car and river cruise available. Couple can take a long walk.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Summer time, no seagulls. Nice to walk along the bay, breezy. Cruises are available along the shore, but I didn't try cause the cruises were playing Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On song, lol.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a very visited attractions so you have to be prepared to share the pavement with many others who are walking. If you come by taxi there might be a 2 km queue towards the end. Or if you drive you might not find a space. The lake has a long walk but it is packed with people. The... More 

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