Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

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Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)
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Travelling321
Ningbo, Zhejiang24 contributions
Highly recommend, beautiful
Jul 2021 • Family
Great place. Took a taxi, and then they have you purchase tickets for the the cable car or bus. We took a bus to the first section, then where everyone else went on the cable car we preferred to walk up and then back down. It will take half a day if you take transport, slightly more if you decide to walk instead. There are many shops and rest spots if you decide to eat there. When we went there were many tour groups, but it's normal for a tourist spot. As a note, to go to Dragon Gate you have to go down narrow passages within the rock and on the edge of the mountain- it is perfectly safe and there is a fantastic view of Dianchi Lake, but if you are scared of/uncomfortable in small spaces, you can skip Dragon Gate and explore other scenic spots instead. Highly recommend!
Written July 28, 2021
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Ivan Pavlov
Kunming, China9 contributions
got quite disappointed
Oct 2019
Went there with a friend on many friends advices.
Too expsenvise for what it is... some geological particularities.
Lots of chinese coming here though.
Written March 20, 2020
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מוטי ל
Karmiel, Israel374 contributions
gorgeous park
Jan 2020
very spectacular park just only about 15 minutes of driving from the city center, be ready for many stairs.
Written February 6, 2020
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FaizalP61
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia970 contributions
Great view of City and ancient temples
Dec 2019
Located to the west of Lake Daichi, these hills have a fantastic view of the lake and Kunming City. Easily accessible in 20 minutes by Subway line 3 (4RMB per person). From western Hill Subway station turn left and walk south for 80m then descend steps to feed village and ticket office. A combined entrance, bus, Cable car and buggy ticket can be bought for 130 per person. Take the Bus about 4 km to the end of the line, ascend the cable car/chairlift to the top and then follow the trail to the left to descend to Dragon's Gate and the temples and reach the electric buggy station and return to the base of the cable car station and the bus to the main entrance.

There are fantastic views much of the way of the lake, city, mountain scenery and temples. Allow a minimum of four hours for the visit or a full day if you want to walk in and out rather than take the bus. There is a good variety of food at the village near the entrance including two muslim restaurants.
Written January 11, 2020
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samantha a koh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia43 contributions
Mini LongMen Grottoe
Dec 2019 • Friends
Took a 20min cable car ride up the mountain and the mini grottoe was worth it though not as grand as the original grottoe in Henan which i hv been.
Only regret is that the cable car service ends at 5pm resulting in us not being able to enjoy a nice tea break at the beautiful cafe (adjacent to a gallery).
Written December 22, 2019
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Samantha K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia12 contributions
Mini Longmen Grotto
Dec 2019
Took a nice 20 minutes cable car ride up the hill and the most rewarding sight was the Mini LongMen Grotto. Have actually been to the proper LongMen Grotto in Henan, China but this one is just as picturesque

Only disappointment was that the cable car last ride was at 5pm resulting in us not being able to have a nice tea break at the beautiful cafe (adjacent to a gallery) up in the mountain
Written December 22, 2019
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shuyajing
Kunming, China365 contributions
Best panorama view of Kunming City and Dianchi Lake
Dec 2019
A whole day tour of West Hill is neccesary and the best way to exploreing this park is by walking if you love hiking. One way from the park entrance to Dragon Gate is about 5-6 km, echo-friendly bus is a good choice too for senior citizens or family with kids. The entrance of the park is an artificial street to imitate the ancient town life of native Kunmingers, but you do find some good snacks and local specialties here. Along the winding road with virgin forest, there are several temples and a beautiful magnolia garden to stopover. By the end of the road, there is the essence of the park, Dragon Gate, a stone gate and group of ancient buildings located in the middle of a high cliff with stairs and tunnels dug and cut through the rocks. When you take a short cableway to the cliff top, you can enjoy most stunning panaromic view of the Kunming City and Dianchi Lake, which definitly is the highlight of the tour.
Written December 15, 2019
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,096 contributions
Here you get the best panorama-view on Kunming and a lot of fresh air! :)
Aug 2018 • Couples
The West Hills on the "other" side of the Dianchi lake will give you astonishing beautiful views of nearly the hole city of Kunming. You can go by bus or by Metro!
The West Hills are very popular for Sunday-/holidays walkings or for a nice picnic trip. A lot of different tracks are going uphill - or you just enjoy a beautiful ride on the gondola track. There are restaurants and tea houses for a stop too.
Written July 30, 2019
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DereckDC
Guiyang, China75 contributions
Great walk
Apr 2019 • Solo
This park was definitely a highlight for me. I took line 3 (Pink) of the metro to the Western Hills station, which is at the end of the line. From the city center it cost ¥4. When you exit the station follow the people and you will see the business area right outside the north gate. You’ll be swarmed by local tour guides and drivers right when you exit the station. I would recommend passing on them and heading to the official park staff. You need tickets to enter the Longmen grottos (dragon gate), ski lift, bus transport. I only bought tickets for the ski lift and for the grottos (¥55) since I wanted to walk and get some exercise. If you are rushed for time I would recommend paying the ¥90 per person for all the tickets. This will get you transportation so you don’t have to walk to the grottos. The walk from the north gate to the entrance of the grottos was apparently about 8km it took me around 1-1.5 hours (I’m a fast walker). There are temples along the way (which the bus will stop at). All in all, if you have the time, the energy and you like to walk, I would recommend walking to the grottos from the north gate. It was pleasant and will save you some money.
Written April 8, 2019
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NUWANChina
CHINA21 contributions
See 360 degrees of Kunming
Feb 2019
Nice hike to the top and plenty of places to eat local food. A fun family and friend outing. I do it almost once a year. Now with the subway line extending to the foot of the mountain, makes getting there and back very convenient.
Written March 19, 2019
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