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Dian Lake (Dian Chi), Kunming
(2.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Intresting but nothing wonderfull. The water is very heavily poluted and in the summer can smell quit badly. 
  • Even when it was rainning, the tourists (mainly from the mainland) were busy feed the gulls....hahaha, you woul dthink they have never seen gulls before. Besides, that there was nothing much of an att...  more »
  • Feel very well, water , mountain together looks very interesting. I a foreign come to Kunming, I would like to advice him to visit this park in evening must.