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Kunming Dragon Gate

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At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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All reviews cable car ski lift the cliff chair lift western hills dianchi lake kunming city scenic area well worth the effort closed for maintenance food street metro station transport options great short hike aerial view or vice versa scared of heights
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am impressed with the view and how the temple is being built on the cliff. The climb is not difficult but the steps are slippery, good shoes needed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaiSiong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dragon gate is located on the Sleeping beauty mountain which in part is accessible by cable car but thereafter there's a treacherous climb and descent.But the views of and from the dragon gate are well worth the effort

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anita7871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice area to visit to get above the smog. Take the #3 metro to the end of the line, West Hill Station, and exit. Follow the crowds for a couple hundred meters, down the stairs on the left and you reach the park entrance....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We love this place and have come many times. We take the cable car over the lake and up the mountain, then switch to the chair lift. Then there is a 10-15 minute walk up stone steps to a viewing platform. On the way down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SandSandC
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Take the metro to West Park then walk a long way or take the bus up the hill and the gondola to visit this spectacular cliff side attraction. Nice for a half/full day with brilliant city views and great history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Murray B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It's a nice place to walk up or down while you may enjoying the scenary and the view of the lake. It's still a bit dangerous and need to be extra careful especially during raining day as the path is too slippery.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ayalai2000
Reviewed October 14, 2018

After exiting metro station do not worry and take a minivan uphill. It goes from the northern side and would bring you directly to the top.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

nice walk up n should walk slow to see all those beautiful stone cravings along the path. quite good maintenance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eunicedou
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Grand view of lake from gate . Excellent pace . Would like to come again. You have to get down through stairs

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MadhuG89
Reviewed September 30, 2018

On the edge of Kunming City is the spectacular Dragon Gate walk and observation area. It's a short bus or taxi ride from anywhere in Kunming and it offers the most spectacular views and outlook right over Kunming City. Its a really long walk, up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 15, 2018|
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Response from Diwen D | Reviewed this property |
don´t know if it is possible but in my opinion complitely unessesary. it´s just a nice park if you want to learn about daoism you will need a translator and talk with the monks (if they are real...) there.