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Address: Southwest of Xishan District, Xishan District, Kunming 650228, China
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The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic...

The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.

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Hiking around the Dian Lake (in Yunnan Province)

At first, I and my friends didn’t plan to visit the Dian Lake. But when we got there we were attracted by the beautiful scenery. The breeze softly brushed our face, and the birds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
Victor G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

You should visit this place in the evening around 17:00 or 18:00. The weather around here is very comfortable. You also can have some drink along the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

At first, I and my friends didn’t plan to visit the Dian Lake. But when we got there we were attracted by the beautiful scenery. The breeze softly brushed our face, and the birds were flying in the sky. Fortunately, the sunshine was not so burning, so we rented a tandem bicycle then cycled around the lake. After our wonderful... More 

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Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Don t expect to much but still a must to see in Kunming. Go on Sunday and see how locals enjoy there leisure time. Very different to western culture... Not much to do there but you will leave with many impressions. A pity the water is so dirty no swimming possible. Could be fun feeding the seagulls. If you come... More 

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Muar, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Taking a cable car ride down from the Western Hill (Si-shan) district, one can have a very beautiful view of the Dian Hu (Dian Lake) even to the distance and the paronomic view of the lake as well as the suburb of Kunming. The ride down from the Western Hill is about 20 minutes or so and it is recommended... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nice walking along the lake front and watching birds (including eagle) and people Attractions are rather pricey, so best to stick to a nice walk

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

It is a huge lake and locals love to take selfies with birds feeding off their hands. Good time to come in the morning, as the view is nicer. And if you do feed the birds, be careful of your belonging as I have seen someone dropping a phone into the lake as an unexpected bird approached from behind

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This was another peaceful interlude particularly after visiting Dragon Gate and Western Hills. The lake is vast - as is so much in China - and stretches as far as one can see

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Dian Lake near Kunming is a scenic lake with surrounding hills giving it a beautiful background. You pass this lake while going to the Western Hills.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Last month,I took a visit to Yunnan province with West China Tours.Due to the time issues, this time I only visited two places Kunming and Dali. The reason why I wanted to go there because there were a song named GO TO Dali and a movie about Dali .I wanted to put myself in the movie and felt the story... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Took the A1 bus from downtown (CNY 2.00) and spent a few pleasant hours walking by the lake with a good cool breeze blowing on a hot 30C day. It was Sunday so there were lots of local families enjoying a day out. Cold beer was CNY 8.00. Dian Chi is the symbol of Yunnan province.

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