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Kunming City Tour: Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Daguan Pavilion provided by Trippest Kunming

Kunming City Tour: Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Daguan Pavilion

Kunming City Tour: Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Daguan Pavilion
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About
With this private 5 hours tour, you will be escorted by your personal English-speaking tour guide and professional chauffeur to visit highlights of Kunming city attractions: Dragon Gate at West Hill, Huating Temple, and Grand View Tower. This is a perfect introduction to those who have a short stay in Kunming, city of perpetual Spring.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your 5-hour private tour with a pickup from your central Kunming hotel, and settle inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle with your guide. Then, soak in the views of the city streets and surroundings on route to your first stop: the Dragon Gate in the Western Hills, overlooking Dianchi Lake, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Plateau.’ Take in the ornate Dragon Temple cut into the sheer rock face above the lake, and learn how it was hand-hewn from the cliffs by Taoist monks between 1781 and 1835. Next, continue to Huating Temple, one of the oldest and biggest of the Buddhist complexes in Kunming. This elaborate Western Hills temple has origins dating back to early medieval times, and sits in fragrant gardens awash with ponds, bamboo groves, flowers, and fruit trees. Step inside to view the hundreds of gilded Buddha statues and richly detailed stone carvings of animals and birds, and listen as your guide shares tales of the temple’s history. After your visit here, take a break over a Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant, and then head to the shores of Dianchi Lake to visit the beautiful Grand View Tower. Admire the delightful gardens around this medieval, 3-story pavilion-style building, and explore inside to see the decorative interiors. While here, drink in the panoramic views over the lake to the Western Hills on the horizon. Capture photos of the forest-clad hills, and see why they’re sometimes known as the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ hills for resembling the outline of a sleeping woman. After five hours, your tour comes to a close with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your 5-hour private tour with a pickup from your central Kunming hotel, and settle inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle with your guide. Then, soak in the views of the city streets and surroundings on route to your first stop: the Dragon Gate in the Western Hills, overlooking Dianchi Lake, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Plateau.’ Take in the ornate Dragon Temple cut into the sheer rock face above the lake, and learn how it was hand-hewn from the cliffs by Taoist monks between 1781 and 1835. Next, continue to Huating Temple, one of the oldest and biggest of the Buddhist complexes in Kunming. This elaborate Western Hills temple has origins dating back to early medieval times, and sits in fragrant gardens awash with ponds, bamboo groves, flowers, and fruit trees. Step inside to view the hundreds of gilded Buddha statues and richly detailed stone carvings of animals and birds, and listen as your guide shares tales of the temple’s history. After your visit here, take a break over a Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant, and then head to the shores of Dianchi Lake to visit the beautiful Grand View Tower. Admire the delightful gardens around this medieval, 3-story pavilion-style building, and explore inside to see the decorative interiors. While here, drink in the panoramic views over the lake to the Western Hills on the horizon. Capture photos of the forest-clad hills, and see why they’re sometimes known as the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ hills for resembling the outline of a sleeping woman. After five hours, your tour comes to a close with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7137P82
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Friendly and experienced English-speaking tour guide.
  • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Lunch at a popular local restaurant
  • All entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary.
  • One-way chairlift and eco-car at the West Hill.
  • Entry/Admission - Kunming Dragon Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Huating Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daguan Yuan Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Airport transfer.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You'll be picked up from your hotel in central Kunming. Please enter your hotel name and address at the time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • NOT recommended: if you have trouble with steps road or if you have to use a wheelchair, it might be a bit challenging for you to visit the Dragon Gate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 30-minute steps down from the West Hill.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Friendly and experienced English-speaking tour guide.
  • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Lunch at a popular local restaurant
  • All entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary.
  • One-way chairlift and eco-car at the West Hill.
  • Entry/Admission - Kunming Dragon Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Huating Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daguan Yuan Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Airport transfer.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You'll be picked up from your hotel in central Kunming. Please enter your hotel name and address at the time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • NOT recommended: if you have trouble with steps road or if you have to use a wheelchair, it might be a bit challenging for you to visit the Dragon Gate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 30-minute steps down from the West Hill.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kunming Dragon Gate
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Huating Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Daguan Yuan Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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RichardCR2013
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Good exercise
Aug 2018
Wonderful tour - very good and knowledgeable guide, Richard Jr - and driver. Plenty to see and experience and much history to learn with the right guide to help. Some walking involved so be careful of the altitude and take at a reasonable pace. Experiment for lunch.
Written September 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Trippest Kunming
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Amazing
We had the most memorable family tour with Trippest tour. We felt everything was great, our guide Ms. Daisy and dri
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Wonderful company!
I am just back from China and must say that I had a great time. And Trippest played a big part in my successful tri
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