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Kunming Dragon Gate

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Address: At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
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USD 74.00*
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1-Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dian Lake
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Private Tour: 5-Hour Dragon Gate, Huating Temple, and Grand View Tower Tour in...

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Definitely worth the visit but one has to be fit to climb all the steps. Great views of the town and the surroundings from the top. Can be chilly on the chairlift and at the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit but one has to be fit to climb all the steps. Great views of the town and the surroundings from the top. Can be chilly on the chairlift and at the top even on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could hardly take a good picture there, since there were a lot of tourists there. And, beware of the so-called cable cars were like this (pic below). Still, if u hv a day in Kunming, this place could fit into your schedule.

2 Thank Veronique T
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Dragon Gate is in tge corridor by the side of the Taoism Grottoe, sculptures and corridor hacked from the cliff of the Western Hill. This was built by a Taoist monk and his followers between 1781 and 1835. We took the chairlift up the hill. From there we took a good hike for us from the chairlift station at... More 

Thank Lian Tiong G
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This natural parkland is a lovely outing, provided you are fit and able to manage the narrow slippery steps. The cable card upwards is pleasant and allows a sense of the height and the situation of Lake Dianchi below There are three temples; Huating, Taihua, Sangungge and then Dragon Gate. The view is lovely and a reward for the effort

Thank frasedbv
Kunming, China
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you just have one day time in Kunming, the Dragon gate can be put in. Well, it have a nice view to see Kunming landscape, as well as to take a breath for the fresh air. Recommend this for anyone who likes a little adventure and natural beauty.

Thank Erinuk009
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

wherever you are , take bus 146، 101،66 or 54 to the end ( west direction ). and then take bus 6 also to the end . you will in the xishan and you still need to climb for more than 5 kg to reach the dragon gate. it is better to pay 10 rmb and take the green bus... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

You can see excellent view of the city and the lake from here. There is two ways of going up the hill for Dragon gate, cable ways and stairs. It will be convenient if you take cable way for going up and stairs for coming down. Journey by cable ways was exciting. It is a open type not close car... More 

Thank Anadil A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great way to see the outskirts of Kunming and visit shrines along with other tourists. We took the gondola across the lake, after visiting the ehtnic museum. My husband's grandfather had visited the Dragon Gate shrine in the 1930's and wrote about seeing Kunming in the distance, now the town has grown toward Xishan, and there are... More 

Thank janettree
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I was taken there without knowing what it was and what to expect. The place turned out to be great. Filled with small temples throughout the place is worthwhile to visit and access tickets are cheap.

Thank Mexdude
Meitar, Israel
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

this is nice place in Kunming area. If you don't like to climb stears, than it's not for you. the view is good but don't excpect to amazing "dragon gate". it's just a small temple. I suggest to come in the afternoon for better view on the Dianchi lake and Kunming city.

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