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Black Dragon Pond Park

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Address: Xin Daje, Lijiang 674100, China
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Beautiful spot

Walked around the lake - sadly cloudy so mountain not to be seen. However very scenic bridges and buildings. Not too busy so a very relaxing time

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The black dragon pond park is a really pleasant day out, we were lucky to have a very warm and sunny day. I think you could still enjoy it on colder days but the sun makes all the difference for the views/photos! We decided to hike up the mountain as well, you can enter this near the museum within the... More 

Thank Lottie95
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked around the lake - sadly cloudy so mountain not to be seen. However very scenic bridges and buildings. Not too busy so a very relaxing time

Thank olddht
Quebec City, Canada
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked through the local park to come to the pond and I highly suggest going past the temple up into the hills, you'll see the city from above!

Thank Stacia R
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is well maintained and the lake has a reflection of the snow dragon mountain. We saw snow on the mountain top in May. There is a nice walk way around the lake with shops and a Temple. A beautiful bridge and lots of photo stops.

Thank TammySanDiego
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Feng Shui! Beautiful park with loads of beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees and water. Nice walking paths and occasional benches for resting. Phenomenal view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain across the lake. Great photo op.

Thank loneeagle_15
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can reach Black Dragon Pond by following the river north out of Lijiang Old Town. The route to the pond is fairly stark as they are currently doing lots of building work. Once you arrive there are beautiful scenic areas around the pond, with bridges and covered walkways all with the mountain in the background offering multiple photo &... More 

Thank GeckoHeaven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our favourite places in Lijiang. If the weather is good and the sky's are clear you can see Jade Snow mountain across the lakes and ponds. It's like a Chinese movie set with beautiful old pagodas and bridges and waterfalls. Highly recommended. You can walk it easily from Lijiang old town. Just follow the river path... More 

Thank soulmagik
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park set in very peaceful surroundings. Even more beautiful in spring with the pink cherry blossoms. Great view of Snow mountain when it is not cloudy. Tourists need to pay a small fee to enter the old town and park.

Thank MichaelChew
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful, iconic views of Jade Snow Mountian frame the 5 arch bridge and pagoda - perfect for avid photographers! Wander through the park as each new view brings thoughts of how perfectly beautiful the setting really is. For some strange reason the taxi driver said the water is low - not so - every view is perfect! We went about... More 

Thank nowpacking
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park is absolutely wonderful. It surrounds a small lake formed by the outflow of a large natural spring. It is said that there are great views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain but it was cloudy on our visit and we missed that. Photo opportunities abound as there are picturesque buildings and a fancy white bridge as well as the... More 

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