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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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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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Dragon Gate ("Long Men") High Up on Western Hill.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Koa K
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Muar, Malaysia
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Pau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Marta W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Malcolm L
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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Thank Shak23
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Lovely site but crowded. The drivers of shuttle buses honk constantly to alert pedestrians; a bit irritating.

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Thank M L
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Start your visit to Kunming with this place. It's a bit of a drive from central Kunming, but once you get there, it's organized. Just buy the $88 ticket that gives you a bus ride up to the top (unless you want to walk for over 45 minutes), tram ride, shuttle bus back down, and entrance to Dragon Gate. Breathtaking... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Take the gondola to the first level and enjoy the ride up the mountain. Once there the walk is very pleasant and fairly easy. I would recommend to take the chair lift once at the first level then walk down the mountain to dragons gate. This is a MUST see place when you are in Kunming.

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Thank Gary K
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I had a visitor from America and wanted to show him the sights. He lives in a hilly part of America and enjoys views from high places. This was perfect for him. The Dragon Gate is a wonderful way to introduce any visitor to the culture of the region, along with the temples, incense candles and offerings, it showed him... More 

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