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Kunming Dragon Gate

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At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dragon Gate is a must visit place in Kunming. Once you arrive at the tourist center, you will be taken to the entrance in a bus. There, you have an option to take the cable car or go via an electronic cart. The cable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I am impressed with the view and how the temple is being built on the cliff. The climb is not difficult but the steps are slippery, good shoes needed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaiSiong
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Dragon gate is located on the Sleeping beauty mountain which in part is accessible by cable car but thereafter there's a treacherous climb and descent.But the views of and from the dragon gate are well worth the effort

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anita7871
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Very nice area to visit to get above the smog. Take the #3 metro to the end of the line, West Hill Station, and exit. Follow the crowds for a couple hundred meters, down the stairs on the left and you reach the park entrance....More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We love this place and have come many times. We take the cable car over the lake and up the mountain, then switch to the chair lift. Then there is a 10-15 minute walk up stone steps to a viewing platform. On the way down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SandSandC
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Take the metro to West Park then walk a long way or take the bus up the hill and the gondola to visit this spectacular cliff side attraction. Nice for a half/full day with brilliant city views and great history

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Murray B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It's a nice place to walk up or down while you may enjoying the scenary and the view of the lake. It's still a bit dangerous and need to be extra careful especially during raining day as the path is too slippery.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ayalai2000
Reviewed October 14, 2018

After exiting metro station do not worry and take a minivan uphill. It goes from the northern side and would bring you directly to the top.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SILBERSTEINSKY
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

nice walk up n should walk slow to see all those beautiful stone cravings along the path. quite good maintenance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eunicedou
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Grand view of lake from gate . Excellent pace . Would like to come again. You have to get down through stairs

Date of experience: August 2018
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gerard597
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Diwen D | Reviewed this property |
don´t know if it is possible but in my opinion complitely unessesary. it´s just a nice park if you want to learn about daoism you will need a translator and talk with the monks (if they are real...) there.
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jon8585
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Initiary Yunnan sechuan (3 Replies)
I will travel to Yunnan En sechuan next week: This is my initiary day by day: Kunming Dragon gate kunming Stone forest Travel to Dali Bike around Lake erhai Train to lijang Tiger leaping gorge Tiger leaping gorge Liang Travel to chendu Visit pandas Emei shan Emai shan Lei shan Chendu Travel to jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou ... Any suggestions are much appreciated. Maybe I want to do more around lijang.. Thanks already...
October 20, 2018|
Response fromTibetloveralways|
Jiuzhaigou is still closed after the earthquake in August 2017 and the heavy rains this spring /summer.
bubblymud
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Kunming to Lijiang night soft sleeper train ticket (2 Replies)
Hello, Train ticket to Lijiang I will be travelling to Kunming in 1st week of December, is it consider peak? Would it be easy for me to get the night train ticket at the counter once I arrived Kunming train station or I should consider to pre-book it online via agency? Did you guys buy the return train ticket at Kunming train station as well? How much per soft sleeper ticket? Dragon Gate Is there any public transport from Kunming to Dragon Gate? How long to get there? Can it be done...More
August 30, 2013|
Response frombubblymud|
Neat info leon147, in planning, got to find place to stay
SingaporeEliz
Singapore, Singapore
4 full days (8 Replies)
I have 4 full days in Kunming, planning to visit Stone Forest, dragon Gate, Yunnan nationalities village, local markets for shopping. My question is if I should spend all my time in Kunming or try to visit a nearby vicinity. If so, can someone recommend it? Not sure if there is enough to see or do for 4 days. It’s a rest n relax trip.
February 05, 2018|
Response fromhlai7233|
Stone forest is not located inside of kumming.