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Western Hills Kunming

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Western Hills is a series of mountains extending from the southwestern suburbs of Kunming along the western shore of Dianchi Lake. The deeply forested range includes Taihua, Huating, Luohan and Bixiao Hills. When viewed from Kunming the range resembles a huge woman asleep, so they are also known as the Sleeping Beauty Hills. The hills themselves are worth exploring to discover temples, shrines and take pleasure in the outstanding views.
For the best views of the region climb one of the hills such as Luohan Hill. On the way, Saqing Pavilion offers a resting place with outstanding views. Dragon Gate is at the summit of a 400 meter climb. This place of pilgrimage offers astounding views of Dianchi and the plains of Yunnan and is also amazing because the statues, grottoes and pathway up to Dragon Gate were carved out by Daoist devotees, by hand, over the course of 70 years from 1781 on.
Western Hills is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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