We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 871 8426 6689
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Day Tour: Custom Outdoor Experience in Kunming
More Info
and up
1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian Lake

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
Scenic and delightful

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 56: English reviews
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
213 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Travelingmaven
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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 

Thank kuanyeefong
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 ....

Thank hamelinp1972
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Alicia_ymt
Level Contributor
325 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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 

Thank IVegas
Level Contributor
93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lindawong9299
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Marta W
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
227 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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.

Thank BPB2012
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rowena L
Kunming, China
Level Contributor
119 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

A beautiful place, not too far from the downtown. A nice walking until the Dragon Gate. It's definitely worth it.

Thank pavi92

Travelers who viewed Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) also viewed


Been to Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?