Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park)
The Cuihu Park (Green Lake Park) is
found on the western side of the Wuhua Mountain in Central
The forms of green trees are mirrored
in the lake, dying the water an emerald green. Beginning
from the end of the Yuan Dynasty, one building was built
ashore after another. The Cuihu Lake, called as a "Jade
in Kunming", is divided onto four parts by two
long dikes. And Cuihu Lake¡äs water is clear,
bamboos are green in all seasons and willows are jade
green in spring and summer.
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. Also the Kunming
people love wildlife and they are mingling in such harmony,
it has added to the charms of the city.
In November and December every winter,
huge flock of red-beaked gulls migrates here from Siberia.
Around the park, there are also many excellent bars
and restaurants. Since the park is the only one that
stays open until 10pm, it is an ideal place for enjoying
some Kunming nightlife. Of course, at any other time,
the park is always worth a stroll.