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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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  • Glorious views, beautiful gardens and pathways cut into a rock cliff, good food. Ride the gondola from the other side of the lake, its worth it.  more »
  • The place is not far from Kumning West Bus station, you can take Bus no.6 (2 yuan) or a taxi (30 yuan, it could be cheaper, depends on the bargain skill). I had combine ticket 88 yuan: 2 way bus, 1 wa...  more »
  • If you don't want to climb hill and save time, please try cable car. The package tickets is CNY75 each person including one way cable car (more then 10mins), entry fee and one way electromobile. It sa...  more »