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Kunming Lake

Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 20 June 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 12 June 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

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have been to Beijing many times on business and made many visits to the Summer Palace and Kunming Lake. In March 2017 I went again. Kunming Lake is a really peaceful and relaxing place to walk for a couple of hours despite the crowds....More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Kunming Lake is a man-made lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace. A lot of visitors sit around the lake enjoying the calm and relaxing atmosphere here. Beautiful weeping willows on the lake shore and fish in the waters provide a picturesque backdrop to...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Now understand why Chineses like to build big stuff, it is on their blood. This is a man made lake that the emperor made just to have some fun on summer time. That's insane. Must go place

Thank Aldmar F
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I sat on my folding stool and enjoyed the beauty of this man-made lake. Many features of the lake were inspired by natural scenery in the southern region of Yangtze River. It was very calm and peaceful.

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were there in winter so the lake was frozen over and beautiful. There were a few people ice swimming. It was brilliant

Thank Tamf1
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My visit was on Mother’s Day, a beautiful, sunny spring day. My private guide chose to enter through the Eastern Gate, we walked the length of the Long Gallery, the flowering trees and other spring flowers were a special treat. I really enjoyed to be...More

Thank Stella F
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Another man-made lake that gives the Summer Palace its breathtaking aura. What the city lacks in natural landscape more than makes up for its ingenuity.

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