Kunming Lake
Kunming Lake
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PSP-Adel
Adelaide, Australia151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited here in April on a very cold day. Still this did not detract from the scenery. The lake was very picturesque and the history was amazing. We had a terrific guide who was a wealth of knowledge on the palaces etc.We also went on a boat ride across the lake and the guide explained the various features and buildings. We felt a guide was essential as one just walking around wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the place
Written 1 August 2019
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jo-s
Houthalen, Belgium629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 21 November 2017
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Clodruss
Singapore, Singapore551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We entered the Summer palace grounds from a gate on the east side of the lake. It makes a nice walk then up to the Long corridor and up the stairs to the tower.
The lake itself is quite nice with a wide road lined with benches and places to stop and enjoy the view of the lake and the Tower in the distance, nice photo chances can be found all along the walk north. Too much to see all in one day.
Written 26 November 2013
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leo_taccio
Florence, Italy172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
After seeing some lakes and parks around China, I found this place nothing special, in particular during winter. The lake - of course - will be frozen and that doesn't help to enjoy the surrounding ambient. Of course there are tons of frozen lake breathtaking all around China... well... that's not the case.
Just don't waste too much time going around this park.
Written 6 February 2014
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samuel p
Frankfurt, Germany31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012
great place to relax in the spring summer and fall, very cold in the winter but still worth a visit, there are reasonably priced cafes and restaurants around this lake where one could warm up during the winter.
Written 11 February 2013
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Sue J
Hong Kong, China124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is within Yuanmingyuan, and the lake itself was very beautiful when I went because there was nobody else there. Tranquil spot to rest. However, it's a bit difficult to get to since Yuanmingyuan is so huge. I think within Yuanmingyuan you need to pay to ride the cart to get anywhere. It's not walkable on your own.
Written 20 September 2012
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MsKiesha
Alexandria, VA2,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Beautiful and serene lake off the Summer Palace. It was calm, clean and peaceful. The pictures you can take here are breathtaking.
Written 16 March 2019
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Alex L
Hong Kong, China792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Do check out the South Lake Island,as there are some photos (inside the chamber) of last empiror of Qing dynasty.

Although it is a kind of replication, at least some connection to the palace and imagine how their living during that period.

Bring along with you some drinks, hot tea and snack as it is slow walking along and around the Kunming Lake, not notice any stores at that part of the Summer Palace.
Written 23 February 2019
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The lake was picturesque in the Summer palace and loved lotus growing here , nice peaceful walk alongst lake
Written 25 November 2018
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I’ve visited the lake before. But for this time I went to see lotus flowers. As lotus flowers open early in the morning and close by mid-day, we arrived at the East Gate a few minutes before the opening of the ticketing office. As soon as the gate was opened, we walked through the familiar narrow passage to Kunming Lake, where lotus flowers were.
I was very pleased to see large Pink lotus flowers. They were very beautiful on August 3rd, but it might have been more flowers a couple of weeks earlier.
Written 22 August 2018
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