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Green Lake Park, Kunming

Green Lake Park or Cui Hu Park is an urban park in Kunming's city centre. It was established in the 17th century on the west side of the Wuhua Mountain and is described as the Jade in Kunming.

Green Lake 1

Two long dikes divide the lake into four parts. It consists of a group of 4 small lakes linked by bridges in the traditional style. Brightly painted pavilions on the islands inside the park, tree-lined walks, flowers, and the local populace enjoying themselves by exercising in various specialist groups all add to the appeal of the park.

Green Lake 2

Green Lake is surrounded by a ring road, and along the edge of that are restaurants and tea houses (some with rooftop dining), shops, and hotels, including the upscale Green Lake Hotel and Grand Park Hotel.

Green Lake 3

During the winter months, black-headed gulls from Siberia migrate to Green Lake and entertain the crowds of visitors as they circle around and snap up bread, usefully provided by a herd of local vendors, thrown up into the air by locals and tourists. There are performances of Chinese operas. (wikipedia)