Xishan Forest Park
On-season (March-October) 7:00-18:00; off-season (November-February) 8:00-17:00 (Local time)
The Xishan National Scenic Location sits on the Western outskirts of Kunming, near Dianchi, and only 15 kilometers from the city center. The forest here is dense and beautiful, a gorgeous sight to behold from the peaks of the mountains. In addition to the natural landscape, visitors can also enjoy a number of ancient monuments, including ancient holy sites like the Huating Temple and Taihua Temple where visitors can pray. Also worth visiting are the Longmen Grottoes, carved by Qing Dynasty artisans.