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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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A pleasant place for a stroll on a Sunday afternoon

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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121 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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