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Kunming Dragon Gate, Kunming

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Admire the panorama of Lake Dianchi and Kunming from Kunming Dragon Gate, an observation deck and a grotto complex perched on a steep cliff. Carved into Western Hills and part of the highest temple in the area, the colorful gate stands at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,000 ft), overlooking a precipitous cliff. Inside the cliff, 18th-century monks created a number of caves, corridors, and pavilions. Take a chairlift up to the top of the mountain and then walk down to the gate via stone stairs through scenic evergreen woods. There is a restaurant near the site. See Kunming Dragon Gate and all Kunming has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kunming travel itinerary planner.
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  • This attraction is very crowded because of its proximity to the city of kunming. It took us around 10 minutes just to get through the actual dragon gate because everyone was taking a picture with it. ...  more »
  • Ok you are in Kunming everyone goes to The Dragon Gate but you are bused into the area ,with thousands of Chinese All details of the area in Chinese .Long hot walk ,we got transport up ,interesting to...  more »
  • My wife and I were bound for the Minority Village when the driver of the taxi we were in asked if we were planning to shop there. Shopping wasn't our intent and the driver said that the Minority Villa...  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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