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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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  • Cable West Hill, there is a great deal of time between image: the passage of Dianchi Lake. This one Lake is really big, yesterday to see emerald green. But when you sit on the ropeway to look down, you'll see a comparison of water pollution in Dianchi Lake 濁 because there is a lot of MOSS and jade green, what is underwater at all. Problem over a lot of people when, the original is in the future because the population does not increase air circuit breakers in Kunming, making weight comes more and more sewage gathered in Dianchi Lake, the last water release calculations, stinky, the Municipal Government is Feeling begins to Phase yan. The passage of hard, now you've in Dianchi Lake has a great deal of progress, although the pollution just the comparison 濁, but smelly trash've there.
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  • Plea ty of roads and sidewalks to traverse at Dian Chi lake. We walked around all day and never broke a sweat. The tempature is perfect and low humid so perfect walking weather. We visited shops and a...  more »
  • Polluted? Undoubtedly, but the green shade of the eutrophied water sort of adds to the beauty. Don't go swimming but this massive lake does have it's charms. Visit en route to the Dragon Gate park rat...  more »

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