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Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park), Kunming

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Cloaked by lush vegetation, Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) boasts numerous scenic spots and historic sites, such as artificial grottoes and ancient Taoist temples. To some, the hills look like a sleeping beauty lying on the edge of the lake, while others recognize the image of a giant sleeping Buddha. Hike up the hill on the flight of narrow and uneven steps to reach the 200-years-old grottoes carved out of the sheer cliffs. Along the way, you will pass corridors and pavilions with colorful sculptures. You can also take a chairlift to the top, enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and the city, and then walk down the plank road from the grottoes. Plan to visit Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kunming attractions using our Kunming holiday planner.
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  • Interesting and beautiful place to visit. Quite a queue for the park buses going up and back down as private cars are not allowed into the park. However there is quite a bit of walking and steps invol...  more »
  • This place is quite beautiful, there are lot's of temples and you can go on cable car all the way up. You can take a bus from the city or a taxi and once you arrive to the entrance you need to buy the...  more »
  • On our second day of Kunming tour on 15 Apr 2017 we were on sight seeing of West Hill. It was an experience to view from cable chairlift from one hill to another. The view on top of the tree canopies ...  more »