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Dian Lake (Dian Chi)
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
Ranked #7 of 198 things to do in Kunming
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Owner description: The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.
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“Worthwhile outing”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We took No. 44 bus (1Y) - just pop it in the slot! from the train station. It is the last stop so though no-one speaks English it is easy to know when to get off. Touts will be waiting to sell you tickets for cable car and shuttle rides but ignore this and walk on to the park entrance where for (10Y) you enter a pleasant park by the extremely polluted lake - do not touch the water - it is toxic I'm afraid. However, this will not affect what is otherwise a rather lovely stroll watching the fisherman and painters enjoying their leisure time. The cable car at the end is a great ride (70Y) return. At the top, there is an option to pay some more money and go on a chairlift to the very top. We didn't feel the need & weren't inclined to pay yet another fee. You can get a cup of tea at one of the eateries. We walked up and back down this mountain another day & it can be very slippery and you need decent walking shoes. For a foreigner, you could be quite confused making your way back, so the cable car both ways, is a better option.

Visited November 2013
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Long Beach, California
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“nice stroll”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I ended up coming here based on doing a search of "things to do" in kunming, china. You can take a nice stroll along the water edge there is development going on, but the lakeshore does not have many storefronts open. You do see the old time fishing style where the fishermen are using really long fishing poles. I ended up walking towards the xishan forest park and taking the cable car up to visit the forest park which i found more interesting

Visited August 2013
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“sparkling pearl”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

sparkling pearl , thats what the locals call it ,beautiful lake, largest in the area i believe, great place to relax. tis a bit polluted though you wont notice it.

Visited July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice place with a local feeling”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I liked to walk around the park with the old buildings and the lotus flowers in bloom. Old people playing cards and mahjong, drinking tea...just hanging out. Very calm, peacefull, local...not many tourists. I wish I could have stayed longer.

Visited August 2013
Thank Katerina S
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“happnees in memories”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

a lot of city child have been swiming in dian lake , under the sleeping beauti mountain at 30 years ago , now can do take pleasure boat from DAGUANYUAN to go sight seeing around dian lake !

Visited June 2013
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