Kunming City Tour: Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Daguan Pavilion

Kunming City Tour: Dragon Gate, Huating Temple and Daguan Pavilion

With this private 5 hours tour, you will be escorted by your personal English-speaking tour guide and professional chauffeur to visit highlights of Kunming city attractions: Dragon Gate at West Hill, Huating Temple, and Grand View Tower. This is a perfect introduction to those who have a short stay in Kunming, city of perpetual Spring.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Informacion Adicional
"Children must be accompanied by an adult."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"NOT recommended: if you have trouble with steps road or if you have to use a wheelchair, it might be a bit challenging for you to visit the Dragon Gate."
"30-minute steps down from the West Hill."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
You'll be picked up from your hotel in central Kunming. Please enter your hotel name and address at the time of booking.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Friendly and experienced English-speaking tour guide.
  • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Lunch at a popular local restaurant
  • All entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary.
  • One-way chairlift and eco-car at the West Hill.
  • Entry/Admission - Huating Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daguan Yuan Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kunming Dragon Gate

Not Included

  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Airport transfer.


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