Dianchi Lake, located in the southwest of kunming, also called kunming lake or pond, is the largest plateau lakes in yunnan province and also the sixth largest fresh water lake in China. The view of the Dianchi lake is very beautiful with wide water surface.
The evaluation for the Dianchi lake view is various, and it may not be as the beautiful scenery in Guilin, but it is rare to see such wide waters on the plateau. Standing on the Longmen, you can have a birds’ eyes view of the beautiful Dinanchi Lake, which enjoys the reputation of the “Plateau Pearl”. You can also take a boat cruise on the Dinachi Lake to enjoy more charming scenery, along which are West Mountain Forest Park, Buddha Mountain, DaGuanLou, Haigeng Sports Park, Yunnan Ethnic Village and so on. It is undoubtedly an ideal place for sightseeing, entertainment and vacation.
Dianchi Lake was influenced by tertiary Himalayan crustal movement so that constituted the plateau limestone fault depression lake with 1886 meters above sea level and surrounded by dozens of mountains which are surrouded by waters under the daylight and sky cloud to form a beautiful natural picture. Its charm is the change of the cloud according to the sky wthin one day, and you will see various fantastic scene there. Haigeng Park and Cui Lake will gather tens of thousands of black-headed gull in winter every year and the black-headed gull flying on the lake surface is the highlight of the Dianchi Lake in winter.
Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 10 Yuan/adult; 2) Opening time: 24 hours; 3) Best time to visit: spring and summer time for sightseeing and autunm and winter time for the gull feeding; 4) Playing time suggestion: 2 hours; 5) Ways to go there: take the city buses No.24 and 44 to the Haigeng Park.