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Kunming Lake

Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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“man made lake” (8 reviews)
“summer palace” (18 reviews)
Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Reviewed 21 November 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 2 November 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 1 November 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 28 August 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 21 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 30 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 19 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 13 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
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