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Half Day Private Tour Kunming Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Grand View Tower

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If you’re short on time in Kunming but keen to give its top attractions the attention they deserve, this 5-hour private tour is ideal. Take in the rock-face Dragon Gate and Huating Temple in the Western Hills, and visit the Grand View Tower overlooking Lake Dianchi, all with a private guide to share their stories and significance. Your tour includes a Chinese restaurant lunch, entrance fees, and private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Kunming Dragon Gate, At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China

At around 9am, your private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kunming hotel and drive to Dragon Gate at West Hill. Located 37km west of the down town Kunming, the Dragon Gate in Western Hill is close to the Dianchi Lake. This group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions were hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk and his co-workers.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Huating Temple, Centre of Xishan Scenic Resort, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China

Next, your will visit Huating Temple, which is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist complexes in Kunming with 572 painted sculptures and more than 260 stone carvings of animals and birds, which are of marvelous shape and some romantic feel. Still remained in the temple are 17 stone stele of Ming and Qing Dynasty, along with 7 tower tombs from Qing Dynasty.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daguan Yuan Park, Daguan Lu, Lake Dian, Kunming 650118 China

After lunch, you will visit Grand View Tower (Daguan Park), which is located at the terminus of Daguan Road and is 6 km from the city center, near Dianchi Lake and facing Taihua Mountain which is on the other side of Dianchi Lake. Completed in 1690 during the Qing Dynasty, the park consists of hills, ponds, pavilions and rockeries in a style similar to that of the gardens of the Yangtze River Delta. Its lovely gardens and buildings have won the name of "West Lake Junior" commanding a panoramic view of Dianchi Lake with the charming Sleeping Beauty Hill in the background. After that, you will transfer be transferred back to your downtown Kunming hotel.

Duration: 1 hour