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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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  • There are some nice places, but generally, the lake is dirty. Don't go swimming in it. Find a nice resort with a clean pool and stick to that. Some of the views are excellent  more »
  • Lake Dian is great especally take cable car cross over the lake up to the west hill. You could see a good lake view and cliff view as well. The cable car return ticket is CNY70 each person for a long ...  more »
  • Good to come to kids. My son likes to feed the birds. Surrounding just reminds me Vietnam. Highly recommend to go a Noodle restaurant neat Dian chi, can't remember the name...  more »