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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. To visit Kunming Dragon Gate on your trip to Kunming, use our Kunming trip itinerary planning site .
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  • This is a must see while in Kunming. You need to take cable car to cross the Dianchi lake to xishan mountain nearby the city. Then you need to but tickets seperately to explore this area. There is a l...  more »
  • The main attraction at the xishan park. Went down along the cliff's steps to the dragon's gate. Maybe it was too crowded with tourist. Couldn't stay at that place for long since the temple was small.  more »
  • Easy to get to by subway. We bought a ticket that included all transport options when we reached there. We took a bus up to the tourist entrance area near the top and back. It was a long walk up other...  more »
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