Dian Lake (Dian Chi)
Dian Lake (Dian Chi)
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The shores of the sixth largest freshwater lake in China have many scenic spots.
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curlsaremorefun
North Carolina, USA82 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a brown lake with rough waters and a lot of sea gulls. It is crowded and noisy. Dirty water and dirty surroundings. Wish I had skipped it. I literally walked out, saw the lake, turned around and left. Nicest thing was the mountain in the background.
Written 10 March 2024
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Breeze
2,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Due to the limited time and just walking along the share and seeing lots of seagulls. It is just the season to see the seagulls, however, the day we visited was very hot.

It is a very huge lake which even looks like the sea.
I wish to stay longer next time and even stay overnight to enjoy the view and easy life there.
Written 24 June 2023
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מוטי ל
Karmiel, Israel545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
magnificent view of the lake from the cable car and all the way down from the western hill, including the dragon gate.
Written 6 February 2020
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JimmyDe
Kunming, China9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Rent an ebike from ebike sales shop and ride along the southern shore of Lake Dian Chi. There are some access roads (usually dirt) where you can approach the lake. There is also a Wetlands park where you can walk alongside the lake a bit and get a nice view of the lake. The park is free but you have to pay for ebike or car parking.
You can see locals fishing in their sailboats. Would love to find a local to take me out one day - will have to investigate that.
Written 17 January 2020
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samantha a koh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Lovely park by the lake with lots of ducks. To top it off, one can cycle in the park which allows us to see much of the park.

Completed the visit with a nice lunch at a cantonese restaurant which was a relieve to us after all the hot & spicy local cuisine. Cannot remember the name of the restaurant but its beside a bike shop called Specialize
Written 22 December 2019
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mptan2015
Singapore, Singapore333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were there on a Sunday morning. A very pleasant stroll and you can watch the local folks dancing and exercising. Between October and April you can watch the seagulls migration. Many vendors selling bird food and you can feed them.
Written 27 October 2019
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MOHAMMED ZAWID N
Bhadrak100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you want to take photos of the mountain as a background, please go there during the morning. The walk along the lake is pleasant.
Written 8 October 2019
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NURUL ALAM S
326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Located in the southwest part of Kunming city, Dianchi or Dian lake is known as “a pearl on the plateau”. More than 20 rivers nurture the lake and it is surrounded by mountains on all 4 sides. All these contribute to the picturesque landscape & will make you intoxicated to linger around. If you want to appreciate the whole view of the lake, choose to take a cable car to get to the top of the Western hills. The bird’s eye view of the lake is extremely unique & beautiful. Don’t forget to take a stroll around Kunming Green Lake Park to admire at the site of thousands of black head seagulls!! Enjoy your time at this lake.
Written 29 September 2019
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joe4037
San Tan Valley, AZ29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I have visited Dian chi several times. It is a great place to see huge amounts of seagulls eating bread directly from your hand. The water is very nice and you see families having a picnic with their pets, Families with Children walking along a long boardwalk. It is kept neat and clean. Street vendors are nearby selling food and bread for the birds. It is a nice place to visit.
Written 12 August 2019
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Prabir G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3,072 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A. Opening Hours : No restrictions
B. Entry Ticket: None
C. Location : 12 km from Kunming City, Yunnan province of China
    Dian Chi Lake (aka Dian Lake) is the largest natural freshwater lake in Yunnan Province. The lake is very close to Kunming and we hired a taxi from our hotel and paid CNY 150. The lake is surrounded by four hills. The place we visited is known as Haigeng Park on the shore of the lake. There is a walk way to go deep inside the lake with glass bottom to get a good view of the surrounding beautiful landscape. You have to pay CNY 20 pp. The water of the lake is topaz green. There is facility for a cable car ride to get a aerial view of the lake that costs CNY 30 pp. The area has nicely cured park with restaursnts. You can go for a boatride inside tgs kajs as well.
Must see if you are in Kunming
Written 25 June 2019
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