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Kunming Dragon Gate

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Address: At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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Phone Number: 0871-84266689,0871-8427475
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Wow what a view

Exceptional views across the city from this beautiful vantage point a bit of a long step climb but worth it not one for those who are scared of heights though

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Exceptional views across the city from this beautiful vantage point a bit of a long step climb but worth it not one for those who are scared of heights though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nica walk and nice view of the town. The part of walking on the side of the cliff is very special. Going down from the hill by the cable car over the water is nice. Entrance fee is reasonable. Can get there and go back to town by bus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dragon gate is situated inside the Xishan Mountain, and to see it you have to pay extra 65¥ (25¥ for a mini cable car one-way only plus 40¥ for the dragon gate ticket). You can also pay more 8¥ to return by bus, or walk 20 minutes. It had a nice view and beautiful architecture.

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Eilat, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dragon gate is located near the summit of a mountain, though is only a part of the real attraction, in face this whole mountain is composed of a row of many monasteries carved into a huge cliff side, connected by a few miles of stairs also carved into the rock - sometimes in the form of tunnels (creating a... More 

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Pau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid the cable car ticket (roughly 80) to reach the Xi Shan. Since we did not do any research, we did not know that the only attraction on the hill is charged! Pay attention here, they charge you anywhere they can, even the entrace for Dian Ci which is just a normal parc with big lake for us but... More 

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Muar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

In our recent trip, my wife, daughter-in-law, grand-daughter could not go up with us to the top of the Western Hill due to its gradient and long walk up. All along there were stalls selling souvenirs and others by the road side. It is a worthy walk up, thou tedious. One can have very paronamic view of Kunming miles and... More 

Thank Koa K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good views of the lake and interesting temples and tunnels in the cliff. Just be ready to climb a lot of stairs!

Thank Stephen O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The area is VERY crowded! It seems as if everyone wants to have their picture taken there and the only way in or out is by very crowded steep stairs. The view is good, but it is also good at other locations that are not as crowded. The tour groups were large and not considerate of others along the stairs... More 

Thank Marta W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Beware of the banner waving tour guides leading their charges. The Guides can ignore the presence of tourists not in their group as they shout their instructions and marshall their groups onto the waiting buses

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Kunming, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you go to the west mountain in kunming you can see the dragon gate while coming down from the mountain. If you don't like stairs then it's not a place for you. The view is average because you can see the better from top of the mountain. Just a lot of stairs and nothing else to enjoy

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