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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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  • It's a huge lake at the fringe of kunming, accessible by bus 7 from downtown about 2rmb and 30mins ride. A very big lake, nice to take along walk around but otherwise nothing too muchto expect.  more »
  • This is a beautiful park and lake, with colonies of black-billed gulls from Siberia flying around. They are smart birds, and love being feed by sightseers and those of for a leisurely walk. With thous...  more »
  • Beautiful day with zillions of red-beaked gulls all over, and almost as many Chinese snapping pictures of themselves and their children feeding them. Water views with hills beyond made gorgeous views....  more »

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Attracting tourists year-round, Kunming provides a wide range of accommodations for a variety of visitors. Luxurious hotels lie on both banks of the Panlong River, while mid-range hotels cluster in the center. Popular among backpackers exploring this big city and the entire Yunnan Province, Kunming also offers a range of low-budget facilities in the downtown area. Choose from a number of budget options around the railway station and along Beijing Road north of the station.
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