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Kunming Dragon Gate, Kunming

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 place is so nice for view and historic. And pray for best wish as i believe. Sadly on that day i cannot use the sound guide in English version, but i still use the Chinese version. It's must help...  more »
  • While there is a cable car (more like a converted ski lift) to the top, all the best views and cultural features of the area are only accessible by climbing up (or down) a set of stairs. I went with a...  more »
  • So you take a cable car over the lake. Then it is decision time, do you walk up and take the chair lift down or vice versa? I plumped to go up on the lift which for me, worked. Considering that this w...  more »