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We visited here in April on a very cold day. Still this did not detract from the scenery. The lake was very picturesque and the history was amazing. We had a terrific guide who was a wealth of knowledge on the palaces etc.We also went...More
Do check out the South Lake Island,as there are some photos (inside the chamber) of last empiror of Qing dynasty.
Although it is a kind of replication, at least some connection to the palace and imagine how their living during that period.
Bring along with...More
I’ve visited the lake before. But for this time I went to see lotus flowers. As lotus flowers open early in the morning and close by mid-day, we arrived at the East Gate a few minutes before the opening of the ticketing office. As soon...More
Kunming Lake is an artificial lake that covers just 2.2 square kilometers and surprisingly with an average depth of only about 1.5 metres and it covers about 3/4 of the Summer Palace grounds.
As you arrive to visit the summer palace, you can see lots...More
This is a huge lake with parts being inside the summer palace. The long corridor actually built along the lake shore which made it more scenic. We strolled under the corridor and walked back along the lake, very relaxing.
The lake inside the summer palace is handmade and a copy of the real Kunming lake.
The summer palace consist in tree quarters of lake and the rest are buildings and park area.
Great place for a pick nick a walk and some good pictures.