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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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  • 雖然滇池近年水池受到汙染, 但從市區往西山, 行經穿越滇池的道路時, 仍不免要讚嘆一番滇池的遼闊. 冬天的時候會有紅嘴鷗到滇池過冬, 外灘長堤常有遊客居民以飼料餵食, 故在外灘上可看到為數眾多的紅嘴鷗在休憩, 非常壯觀. 
  • I really didn't understand the attraction to this place. There was a ton of seagull and since the locals/tourists are feeding them the are constantly swooping down at people. Also where there is bird ...  more »
  • Dianchi Lake is a large lake in the western part of Kunming, and limited the Xishan there on its eastern shore and on the West Bank to the place Anning district. Kunming and the provincial Government of Yunnan companies enormous financial effort for the re-Naturierung of the Lake's for years. After the closure of countless restaurants of all kinds around the Lake and are replaced by those that are connected to the sewage system, show first successes, appreciate that residents, visitors, and fish. For reasons of environmental protection, there is also (yet?) no private water sports in the Dianchi Lake. In the South the mooring of large tour ships lie in the shark gene Park, but also by the Daguan Park, North of the Lake's can you both traditional paddle sail (professionals on the paddle!) and controlled motor boats 'in Lake Pierce'. Please note: it can be, especially when the Sun is hidden, the wind blows and in the winter months, cold ' on board, finally also the Lake on 1890 m above sea level lies! Whether you prefer the idyllic ride in classic wooden boats (Daguan Park) or the tour with the large motor vessels (Hai gene Park) is entirely up to you! On the way back about the Dianchi road (Chinese: LU) direction city centre you will pass left after some 100 m the NATIONALITY VILLAGE. HERE ABSOLUTELY WORTH a VISIT around 20 minority with their own culture, language, apartments in the typical architectural style of the life - and food preparation, typical restaurants, evening water games and daily elephant shows far living 40 China! But that is another chapter... • • • Dianchi Lake is a large lake in the western part of Kunming, flange ring the Xishan city district on its eastern shore and the western shore to the town of Anning. Kunming and the provincial government of Yunnan have been doing enormous finance efforts to re-naturalize the lake for years. After closing numerous restaurants of various kinds around the lake and replacing them, which are connected to the sewage system, the first successes are evident, which are enjoyed by inhabitants, visitors and fish. For environmental reasons, there is (still?) No. private water sports in Dianchi Lake. To the south are the mooring points of the big cruise ships, but so from the Daguan Park in the north of the lake you can 'sail' with traditional paddle boats (paddle professional!) As well as controlled motor boats. Note: it is possible, especially when the sun is the hiding, wind blows and in the winter months, cold 'on board', finally the lake is located at 1890m above sea level! Whether you prefer the idyllic ride in classic wooden boats (Daguan Park) or the tour with the big motor boats (Hai gene Park) is entirely up to you! On the way back via the Dianchi road (chin.: LU) towards the city center, after 100m turn left at the NATIONALITY VILLAGE. It is a must visit in 20 of the 40 china-wide minorities with their own culture, language, apartments in typical architecture, food and food preparation, typical restaurants, evening water games and daily elephants shows! But this is another chapter...
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