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. Add Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) to your Kunming travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kunming trip itinerary planner .
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  • September 22, 2017
    The newly opened subway line means that it's very easy to get here now. So no need to rely on buses & taxis. There were crowds when we visited on a Tuesday afternoon so it must be even more crowded at...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    There are things that you can't miss, and this is one... A wonder e. All aspects, forest, temples, all the peace for oneself. Preferred
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  • September 10, 2017
    A must visit once in Kunming. Beautiful view of lake and surroundings. Go in the morning. Its less crowded. Avoid weekends.  more »

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