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Kunming Dragon Gate

At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
+86 871 8426 6689
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At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
+86 871 8426 6689
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dragon Gate is located within the Western Hills Forest Park, built along the cliffside somewhere near the top. As it is a popular spot, expect lots of local tourists there. The steps to the Dragon Gate are uneven and narrow. You are recommended to...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit but not suitable for kids and veteran as the road is slippery and narrow. You still need to walk a lot although there is cable car to bring you up. Furthermore, too many visitors and therefore, tough to move and see...More

1  Thank WongYF
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Do go right to the top. The view from up there is beautiful. But of it is raining dont go up. As the flight of steps are too slippery and steep and narrow at certain places.

2  Thank Dianakpg
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the dragon gate after visiting the culture village. There was free transportation to the gondola. We paid for our ticket and at the top we had to pay 40rmb for the entrance ticket to the scenic area. There were quite a few...More

1  Thank irishchic8190
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Kind of sad that a religious place has been turned into a money - making venture. Expensive for what it is and the so - called monks will keep trying to get you to donate. Crowded and not the religious experience you are looking for.

1  Thank pianocello
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This attraction is very crowded because of its proximity to the city of kunming. It took us around 10 minutes just to get through the actual dragon gate because everyone was taking a picture with it. The view of the city is great, but only...More

1  Thank Noah L
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Ok you are in Kunming everyone goes to The Dragon Gate but you are bused into the area ,with thousands of Chinese All details of the area in Chinese .Long hot walk ,we got transport up ,interesting to hear the history of how it was...More

1  Thank Tredgold1948
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My wife and I were bound for the Minority Village when the driver of the taxi we were in asked if we were planning to shop there. Shopping wasn't our intent and the driver said that the Minority Village no longer what it used to...More

1  Thank SingaporeLove2travel
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love Xishan, we take a gondola up to the top and work our way down. beautiful trails and you get the best view of the city and the huge Dian Lake.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This place is so nice for view and historic. And pray for best wish as i believe. Sadly on that day i cannot use the sound guide in English version, but i still use the Chinese version. It's must help me a lot to know...More

Thank KayOZilla
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