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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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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 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank John S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank humanH1N1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

1 Thank Cátia N
Eilat, Israel
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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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Pau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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