Western Mountains (Xishan Mountain Park)
The Western Mountains (also referred to as "hills") make for an excellent day trip into nature. You can take a 20-minute cable car trip to the top; the 'Dragon Gate' carved into the side of the hill is an unmissable highlight, which also affords spectacular views of Kunming and Dianchi Lake. The tomb of Nie Er, the composer of the national anthem of China, rests on the hill.
Adresse: South Dian-chi Lake, Xishan
Transport: Reach the Yunnan Ethnic Village by bus or metro, then walk around the lake to the foothill.