Kunming's Western Hills Park (Xīshān Gōngyuán, 西山公园) stretches alongside the western shores of Dian Lake, providing acres and acres of outdoor entertainment.
Trails throughout the park link several temples and other ancient structures (Huating Temple, Taihua Temple, Sanqing Ge) and chairlifts and cablecars ensure that most of the park is accessible to those who aren't in the mood for hiking. Dragon Gate, near the top of the mountain, is certainly a highlight, and various other caves and gardens should satisfy those seeking a natural repose from Kunming's concrete.
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