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Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

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Address: West of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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$74.00*
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1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian Lake
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$60.00*
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Private Day Tour: Custom Outdoor Experience in Kunming

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Amazing view of the city

I've been here once had a walk around the hill and after stopped and some point to watch that amazing city view. You can arrive here walking up to the hill or just at the end of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
nicodox
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Biella, Italy
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Biella, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here once had a walk around the hill and after stopped and some point to watch that amazing city view. You can arrive here walking up to the hill or just at the end of dianchi lake walking way you can take the cable way go up the hill and after take a walk around. Price of cable... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

However, we wouldn't have missed this excursion for the world! We truly enjoyed the bus ride through the forest (part of the road collapsed on our way back, but all was well), the cable car ride up the mountain (take a sweater), the Dianchi lake vista and the looong walk down past lovely Taoist grottoes. We spent so much time... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We chartered a taxi for 260 yuan for a whole day to Xishan, Dianichi and the minority ethnic village. From the ticketing office, there is a shuttle bus to bring us to the main entrance from which we took the chairlift up the top of the mountain. We were facing the scorching afternoon sun, so a hat would be useful.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Same place than the dragon gate with a different name. Nice view, intresting experience with the telepheric. Plan to eat before the start ....

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Thank hamelinp1972
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

My favourite part was crossing the Dianchi Lake with steel contraption and enjoying the nature. It was quite a hike but worthwhile the visit. I was there during raining season and the trails was quite slippy. But lots of rest stops, and plenty to see. Ambiance is filled with authentic Chinese culture. Love this place and recommended to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The trail is approximately 7 km from bottom to top with a gondola ride back down. Trail is uphill mostly and can be steep with narrow and meandering steps. Not handicap friendly and seniors must gauge their own abilities. Lots of shade trees and there are rest stops along the way. You will be rewarded with plenty of photo-op opportunities... More 

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Thank IVegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Kunming West Hill is a popular spot to enjoy the scenic beauty of Dian Lake and its surrounding hills. Before we went we were warned by locals that admission charge was steep. As it turned out the 100 yuan plus ticket was not a bad deal. This includes a cable car ride across the lake, a rickety ride in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We were able to spend the entire day walking to several different areas of the park. We enjoyed our visit so much we returned to visit areas we were unable to see previously. The temples are amazing as are the views on a nice day. I would recommend taking the chair lift to the top of the mountain so you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We went to see the West Hills while at Kunming. Although it was drizzling, we enjoyed the visit. The rope way for going up the hill was exciting and coming down more than 600 steps was an adventure in raining weather. However the scenic beauty from up the hill was nice and worth visiting.

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Thank BPB2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The West Mountain overlooks the Dianchi, which is the top five largest inland lake in China. This Yunnan Kunming landmark comprises the natural scenery with cliff hanging by the Dianchi, the lake. The remarkable part is the monument of Mr. Nier grave. mr. Nier was the composer of the China's national anthem. A very talented musician, great thinker and revolutionist... More 

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