Western Hills Dragon Gate

Western Hills Kunming Yunnan
With flourishing flowers and dense forest, Kunming Western hills boasts marvelous scenery. From the Dragon Gate, atop a cliff, a pavilion offers stunning views of the Dianchi Lake and the city of Kunming. Besides, its cultural value can be proven for various temples are built here.

A Stunning View of Western Hills

Located 15 kilometers south of Kunming, the Western Mountains offer a stunning panorama of the Dianchi Lake, an inland sea no far from the city. A cable car takes the visitor directly to the top; thereby, avoiding steep climbs. At the top is the Dragon Gate. A spectacular complex of grottoes, pavilions, stone ladders, and twisting tunnels, Dragon Gate was hollowed out of the rock long ago and lies 2,500 meters above sea level. Aside from its finely carved caves, Dragon Gate boasts a pavilion where visitors can appreciate the view of Dianchi Lake.

Trekking to the Top of the Western Hills

For more adventurous, it is possible to reach the top of the Western Mountains by trekking from the foot of the mountains. There, we find the Huating Temple (splendid pavilion temple), which contains the masterpiece of Buddhist artworks; the Taihua Temple (Supreme Splendor Temple), the oldest temple on the mountain. Moreover, there also lies the Sanqing Ge temple. The trekking takes about 2.5 hours to reach the Dragon Gate at the top of the Western Mountains.

A Charming Nickname 

The Western Hills are also nicknamed the Mountains of Sleeping Beauty. Indeed, the curves formed by this set of mountains evoke a reclining woman.

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