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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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A scenic lake

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Stony Brook, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a lake, nothing else to do. The lake is a little duty. And many place need to pay extra fee. Really boring please!!!!!

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Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a huge lake, nothing else as such. Visits in the winter time are extremely unpleasant due to the mass amount of seagulls, which the locals love and feed a lot. The lake its self is suffering some years from some sort of an infection which they don't seem to be able to cure. No fishing allowed but there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend to start the visit from Da Guan Lou before taking the ferry across the lake to Xi Shan (West Mountains) as it gives you a different perspective of the lake. Shape of Dianchi is quite longish, so walking around Da Guan Lou and the amusement park alone won't give you a good picture. The ferry ride costs... More 

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Kunming, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

It kills me that the only thing this lake is good for is a nice view. As you may already know, the water qualifies as waste water because it's so dirty. I highly recommend heading up to West Mountain (西山) and viewing Dian Chi from there.

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Mantua, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Most tourists will tell you that the lake is nothing special -- just a big body of water with lots of locals coming for an hour or so to feed the seagulls. That's because they take the bus from Kunming, look around and go home. But at either end of the lake are superb wetlands that a mere handful of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is just a lake.Nothing special. If you have time to spend you can come here. You can give it a miss.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The lake is out of the way and not worth seeing. The only plus is that you can catch the cable car up the mountain from one end.

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