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Dian Lake (Dian Chi)

Southwest of Xishan District, Xishan District, Kunming 650228, China
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Ranked #14 of 153 Attractions in Kunming
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took No. 44 bus (1Y) - just pop it in the slot! from the train station. It is the last stop so though no-one speaks English it is easy to know when to get off. Touts will be waiting to sell you tickets for cable car and shuttle rides but ignore this and walk on to the park entrance... More

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Long Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I ended up coming here based on doing a search of "things to do" in kunming, china. You can take a nice stroll along the water edge there is development going on, but the lakeshore does not have many storefronts open. You do see the old time fishing style where the fishermen are using really long fishing poles. I ended... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

sparkling pearl , thats what the locals call it ,beautiful lake, largest in the area i believe, great place to relax. tis a bit polluted though you wont notice it.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I liked to walk around the park with the old buildings and the lotus flowers in bloom. Old people playing cards and mahjong, drinking tea...just hanging out. Very calm, peacefull, local...not many tourists. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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kunming.china
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

a lot of city child have been swiming in dian lake , under the sleeping beauti mountain at 30 years ago , now can do take pleasure boat from DAGUANYUAN to go sight seeing around dian lake !

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