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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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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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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
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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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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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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive how they built up the shrine up the hill. The shrine isnseperated into many parts and each parts you need to walk up the hill. The view is superb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This park is well managed. Good views .You can spend time here to enjoy fresh air and views.Lots of local tourists.

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