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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve visited the lake before. But for this time I went to see lotus flowers. As lotus flowers open early in the morning and close by mid-day, we arrived at the East Gate a few minutes before the opening of the ticketing office. As soon...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This lake was formed by emperor Qianlong in 1750 as part of the summer palace . It is shallow and you can take a boat for fun sailing. A 17 arches bridge was built over it .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Kunming Lake is an artificial lake that covers just 2.2 square kilometers and surprisingly with an average depth of only about 1.5 metres and it covers about 3/4 of the Summer Palace grounds. As you arrive to visit the summer palace, you can see lots...More

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed February 1, 2018

This is a huge lake with parts being inside the summer palace. The long corridor actually built along the lake shore which made it more scenic. We strolled under the corridor and walked back along the lake, very relaxing.

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed November 21, 2017

The lake inside the summer palace is handmade and a copy of the real Kunming lake. The summer palace consist in tree quarters of lake and the rest are buildings and park area. Great place for a pick nick a walk and some good pictures.

Thank jo s
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We had a nice "dragon boat" ride to the summer palace across Kunming Lake. Nice crowds here, less pushing and shoving.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed November 1, 2017

The lake is manmade and covers three quarters of the area of the Summer Palace. Very picturesque and great to stroll along or sit and people watch. You could even take a short dragon boat trip to Longevity Hill and the Tower of Buddhist Incense....More

Thank Csider65
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I thought this lake was made naturally but in fact it was not. This was a huge man-made lake! It is in summer palace. Good place to take photos.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Lots of history around the lake with old palaces and imperial retreats. You can rent boats to sail around the lake or just go for a long walk.

Thank EphemeralDiver
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The Chinese appreciate the beauty of nature, but if not, create it themselves. This is clearly seen on lake Kunming. Hard to guess that the lake is artificial, so it looks "natural".The construction of the Palace began with the fact that the lake was dug.....More

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