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Address: At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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$74.00*
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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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Private Tour: 5-Hour Dragon Gate, Huating Temple, and Grand View Tower Tour in...

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CABLE CAR AND CHAIRLIFT GREAT AND GREAT VIEWS

Cable car goes across the lake and you get great views, then onto a chairlift above the trees and this was amazing, so quiet and peaceful before the chaos at the top. It was... read more

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an old fairy tale about little fish jumped over the Dragon Gate and then became a dragon. Now Chinese people like to use this fairy tale to be a symbol of a wish for success. The Dragon Gate is the name of the door which the little fish jumped over. Since the Xi Mountain is near the Dian... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The overall can take 3-4 hours or even more if you decide to walk. Superb view, the telepheric isintresting and cheap.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent half a day at the dragon gate and surrounding temples, but you can make it a day trip if you also visit the right side of the mountain. From the busstop opposite the kunming railway station, take bus 44. After about 45min you have to get off at a big roundabout (dianchi road and hongta road). Cross the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Cable car goes across the lake and you get great views, then onto a chairlift above the trees and this was amazing, so quiet and peaceful before the chaos at the top. It was packed and so busy that they had a one-way system in operation to get to the Gate which involved much more climbing of steps, both up... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is a "must do" while visiting Kunming. We went under our own steam and enjoyed it at a fraction of the cost of a tour. Taxi out and taxi back saved a heap of cash.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

After a long slow climb up and down and up on the side of Xishan through the Kunming dragon gate you get rewarded with the view of a Huge lake west of Kunming you would mistake for the sea. Kunming's landscape or view is not spectacular. To get there one is transported by a large bus at the foothill to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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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