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Dian Lake (Dian Chi), Kunming

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Witness the region's largest body of freshwater at Dian Lake (Dian Chi), a 298 sq km (115 sq mi) fault lake at an altitude of 1,886 m (6,190 ft). Over 20 rivers converge into the ancient tectonic lake, which stands at the foot of West Mountain. Take a ferry ride to cross the lake, then climb uphill or take a cable car in order to get a panoramic view of the lake and Kanmin. Swimming is prohibited due to pollution. Visit an ethnographic museum detailing the life of the Yunnan peoples, or stroll along the shore and feed seagulls with the locals in this popular outing spot. Plan to visit Dian Lake (Dian Chi) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kunming attractions using our Kunming tour planner.
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  • 蛮漂亮的,风景很好,水很干净,适合散散步逛逛,可以看到有很多的鸟,很有感觉,自然景观很好,和朋友逛逛散散步挺不错的,值得一看哒 
  • From the center of Kunming on the bus route is easily accessible. Subway was being built. Big pond, contrary to the hustle and bustle of Kunming, relaxed on the banks is seen few citizens strolling and tourists, is mild. I think Nishiyama ropeway on the banks close to the village and fun together.
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  • We strolled down to the lake and were met by flocks of seagulls scrambling for bits of bread thrown by tourists. These migratory birds come from Siberia and we were fortunate to have seen them before ...  more »