Dian Chi Lake, Kunming

About Dian Chi Lake, Kunming

Dian Chi Lake, Kunming - Address

Address: 1318, Dianchi Road, Southwest of Xishan District, Xishan District, Kunming 650228, China

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Kunming is the pride of Yunnan Province and more so because of the Dian Chi Lake. It is one of the ten largest lakes in China and is a part of the YagTze River Basin. It served as the model for the Kunming Lake developed in the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Spread over 298 square kilometres in South China region, Dian Chi Lake is a freshwater lake located at a height of 6189 feet above sea level. Formed in the shape of a crescent, the lake is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jinma, Biji, White Crane and Sheshan Hill form the perimeter of the water body. The scenic beauty around the lake is captivating and hosts numerous tourist attractions across its span. Popular spots along the lake are Yunnan Ethnic Villages, Grand View Park, White Fish Park, Haigeng Bank, Kwan-yin Hill, Western Hills Forest Park and Baihe Hill.

Dian Chi Lake Information

  • The lake is being revived from polluted state.
  • The lake is accessible any time of the day.
  • It is not considered safe after dark.
  • Avoid taking dips or go for swim in unmarked areas.
  • Don’t litter the swamps and shallow parts. It is punishable offence.
  • Wear Mosquito repellents and insect repellents to prevent bites.
  • Wear shoes while treading the treacherous path.
  • Very friendly trail for the kids as well as the elderly.

Dian Chi Lake Opening and Closing Hours

  • Please enquire before you visit.
  • Recommended time to visit : 10:00 am

How To reach Dian Chi Lake by Public Transport

  • Nearest Railway Station: Kunming Central
  • Bus No: 22/44, Bus stop: Dian Chi

Restaurants Near Dian Chi Lake

  • Green Lake Hotel
  • Harbour Plaza Hotel
  • Qiao Xiangyuan Restaurant
  • Jinbichun
  • Yidong Yanglou

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Dian Chi Lake, Kunming Reviews - Write a Review

  • What a place, Unforgettable experience

  • 昆明国際空港から離陸の際に見た、壮大な美しさが忘れられません。その大きさが市街地と相まって、昆明を離れる程に象徴的でした。どうもありがとうございました。

  • 騎腳踏車遊湖好玩

  • 海鳥,相當有趣

  • 山光水色 雲霧繚繞似人間仙境

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