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Kunming Dragon Gate

Opens in 16 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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All reviews cable car ski lift the cliff western hills chair lift dianchi lake kunming city well worth the effort scenic area food street metro station lovely walk walked down long walk shuttle bus long men small temple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view from the skylift going up. Be ready to do lots of walking down steep and narrow steps when descending.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 618ericah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a group of 5, we took the pink line train to Western Hills station (last stop, 5 yuan each from central Kunming), followed the crowd's direction and walked for a few minutes until we got to a ticket station on the right. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Muzzzzzzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 2nd open cable car's experience is OK, not as scary as I have thought. The height is bearable for someone scared of height likes me. Travelling time is less than 20mins. Nothing much to see on dragon gate except for good fortune and longetivity...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leecheiwah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place,by cable car to this mountain. it`s easy to see Kunming view on the mountains,and long men is good

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 237,854,792
Reviewed January 3, 2019

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
Thank JasneshBhullar
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
6  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
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from MadhuG89 | Reviewed this property |
You got to hill by metro. Near metro station buses are available for gate
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Vaganbond2017 | Reviewed this property |
If you want a thorough tour - yes book one. Better to have a dedicated English speaker to guide you through it.
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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
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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.