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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. Start your trip to Kunming by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Dian Chi is a good sized lake with a great walking/biking path. The area is popular and crowded, but you can take some nice photos. Lots of small food stands all along the walking path.  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places in Kunming . A huge lake with clean water. It is a little bit Faraway from the city center but it is easy to go there by bus .  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    XI Shan ropeway, ropeway ticket is not cheap, and a person is 70RMB. Although say take the ropeway scene or landscape is very beautiful, but above the view area still have bought the door again, and 77RMB a person, so light in the Western hills of zhebianpw into the vicinity of tickets a person spends more than 600 700 TWD! this would be too Qiang money now!
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