Kunming Black Dragon Pool
Kunming Black Dragon Pool
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
The best time to come here is mid-January. By now, most of the plum blossoms are finished for the year.

Some of the most interesting plum trees here are old ones that have been cultivated in large pots 盆栽. They have been tended like Bonsai trees and bloom every year; fresh flowers on old, thick trunks, and deep root systems. Others are growing in the soil.

I had lunch at the Taoist temple. 8 Yuan for a selection of simple vegetarian dishes. The temple itself is having some roof repairs.

You can reach the park now pretty easily from city center by taking the Number 2 light rail line north. Get off at Long Tou Jie Stop 龙头街站。 That costs 4 Yuan. Then take the Number 9 city bus, and it brings you right to the main entrance 西门。The bus costs 2 Yuan.

Entrance fee is 20 Yuan.
Written February 6, 2015
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Gary M
Shanghai, China225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
This is a large mountainous park which has a Taoist feel to the place. There is the usual small entry fee paid at the gate, and during festivals you will be able to purchase seasonal fruits. There is a number a trails further up the mountain and you can get in amongst the blossoms in the orchards up there. There is also some kind of shooting/paint ball range at the very top which would keep some people very involved. The temple itself is under construction and sits in the centre of the park, but it is very peaceful and serine. A very cool stream runs throughout the park and you can follow it up through bonsai gardens, different plantations and different types of trees.
The park can be busy on the weekends, but quiet during the week. To get here, take the subway to the second last stop on the blue line and walk 20 minutes , taxi or bike. You should combine this place with the botanical gardens across the street if you like nature.
Written February 10, 2016
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Yenyenyenyenyen
299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
In my opinion it makes better to combine this with the ancient city.. I wouldn't make my way there just got the black dragon pool..cos it will look very much like a Chinese garden to me
Written March 14, 2017
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M O
Brooklyn, NY38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
When looking for pictures online of Kunming many people (like myself) will see a picture of a beautiful bridge, temple, and lake with a beautiful snow capped mountain behind it. The caption will read 'Black Dragon Pool.' It makes sense that immediately the correlation is made that this amazing photo op must be in Kunming right? WRONG. BIG WRONG. That photo op is the other 'Dragon Pool' Park in Lijiang, China.

I'm sure it is an innocent mix up as the pool in Kunming is not harmfully touristy. In fact the reason I rated this experience so low is to offer a warning. I'd only suggest going if you have a great deal of time in Kunming. Do NOT make it your only day trip because you could see much more and will not come close to the amazing photo op you expected from the 'false' advertising.

If you do have a good amount of time in Kunming then go ahead and go. It has nice temples, and gardens and is extremely pleasant to go through. You'll notice immediately that you may be the only few tourists there if you make it that far. It takes 1.5 hrs by bus from the city or a 30 minute taxi.

I'm hoping others don't make the 'mistake' we did, but we did ultimately see the one in Lijiang so no hard feelings.
Written April 18, 2012
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KCL315
Singapore, Singapore97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Our group of 50+ golfers and non golfers walked around the Black Dragon Pool to enjoy the serenity of the environment and watched families enjoying the peace and beauty of the place
Written June 9, 2019
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Sherrie and Chris
Peterborough, Australia132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Spent half a day here in this beautiful, typical Chinese park. Lovely stream running through, lovely flowers, plum blossom in season, azaleas, bonsai etc. The pool itself has the legend of being different colour water on each side, and fish on one side will not swim to the other. Entry fee 20RMB, get there by bus 9 from North Railway Station, or subway to Luongtou Rd (last stop but one) & bus 9 or walk from there. Well worth a visit. Do not confuse with park of same name in Lijiang.
Written April 14, 2018
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WingYanCheng
Hong Kong, China24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Easily accessible and free entry with the old city entry ticket. Good for a relaxing afternoon walk around the lake surrounded by rose blossoms.
Written May 31, 2017
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grmdabilly
Kunming, China7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
You can go there to visit pagodas in a very nice park and at 12 o clock have a végétarian lunch ( cheap)
There is a bus stop
Written April 11, 2017
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Philip L
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Nice view but as with all old places, its just another old place with old architecture. It's ok, worth a short look.
Written May 30, 2015
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Rassuli
Kunming, China16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
In autumn time, locals go here and the adjacent Kunming Botanical Garden for picnic and to photograph the few many colored trees, but for most foreigners the place is not worth it this time of year. If you go here, go when flowers are abloom. The fee to this park was 20 RMB.
Written November 1, 2014
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