The lake is crescent-shaped, about 39 kilometers (24 miles) in length and 13 kilometers (8 miles) in width at its widest. Its natural banks are formed by mountains on all four sides. More than twenty rivers nurture the lake which has a shoreline of 163.2 kilometers (101 miles). Four surrounding hills contribute to the picturesque landscape, making visitors intoxicated and linger around.
You may appreciate the beauty of the lake and hills from a boat, and explore this cradle of Yunnan culture.
A Taxi ride to the northern section of the lake near Daguan Tower lakeside from the city center should cost you a mere CNY15.
Seagulls follow the speed boat in Dianchi Lake
The sunny day of Diancilake Kunming
View Dianchi from Haigeng Park
The sunset of Dianci Lake Kunming
Winter is the seagulls season in Dianchi
Beautiful evening of Dianchi