Cuihu (Green Lake) Park
The Cuihu Lake (Green Lake) on the west side of the Wuhua Mountain is extolled as a "Jade in Kunming". Two long dikes divide the lake into four parts .The entire Cuihu Park is a green world, with willow trees swaying gently on the dikes, and the surface of the lake covered all over with lotus plants. All the year round the park is the venue of one sort of exhibition or another, and with its snug seclusion it is frequented by local residents who come here for a few hours of leisure. In winter and spring, Kunming residents flock to the Cuihu Park to feed red-beaked gulls - there are tens of thousands of them, which descend upon the lake. This lovable scene, in which man, birds, and nature mingle in such harmony, has kept occurring over the last ten years. The love of the Kunming people for wildlife has added to the charms of the City of Spring.
Performances of Chinese operas and people watching make this park, near Yuantong Temple, a pleasant place to spend some time.
Lake Dian: Covering 300 square km and extending 40 km from north to south, the lake is dotted with sail boats and has many scenic spots and picnic sites along its shores. It is best viewed from Kumning's Western Hills Forest Reserve.