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Where to See Seagulls in Kunming?

Kunming has warm weather for most of the time, which is attractive for those black-headed gulls. Each year, tens of thousands of Siberian seagulls fly to Kunming to hibernate. Normally the best time for seagull-watching is from November to the next March. Where to see seagulls in Kunming? Here we’ve listed the best seagull-watching places in Kunming, including Cuihu Park, Haigeng Park, Haigeng Dam, Daguan Park and Huanxi Bridge.

Cuihu Park

Cuihu Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Kunming. When the winter approaches, thousands of red-headed gulls flying from the northern part of China and Siberia will hibernate in Cuihu Park. As a result, Cuihu Park has become a very popular attraction among tourists.

Cuihu Park is free to enter, except for watching seagulls, here you can also enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries. By the way, the Yuantong Temple is nearby, you can connect your trip and experience Buddhism culture in Kunming as well.


  • Opening Hours: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: free
  • How to Get to: take bus No.101 and get off at Cuihu Stop

Haigeng Park

Haigeng Park is also one of the best seagull-watching places in Kunming. The south side of the park is connected to the vast Dianchi Lake, stretching about 2.5 kilometers. Here you can see a spectacular picture of seagulls flying up and down the Dianchi Lake.

As the west side of Haigeng Park is connected with the ropeway to the Western Hill & Dragon Gate, you can enjoy a full view of Dianchi Lake along the way up. Besides, Yunnan Ethnic Village is closed to the north side of the park, you can explore the colorful ethnic culture there.


  • Opening Hours: 8:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: free
  • How to Get to: take bus No.24, 44, 73, 94

Haigeng Dam

Haigeng Dam, located by the side of the Dianchi Lake, provides tourists a great scenic view for watching seagulls. As most seagulls prefer to gather here, it’s a great spot to watch and feed seagulls. We suggest you go there in the morning, because it will be crowded with Chinese tourist in the afternoon.

  • Opening Hours: all day long
  • Entry Fee: free
  • How to Get to: take bus No.171, 183 to Haigeng Dabai Stop

Daguan Park

Daguan Park is located at the north side of the Dianchi Lake, with marvelous sceneries and exquisite pavilions. This park is famous for Daguan Pavilion, which is one of the most famous ten pavilions in ancient China. Meanwhile, it’s a good choice for you to watch seagulls, while appreciating historical architectures.


  • Opening Hours: 9:00 am-5:pm
  • Entry Fee: RMB 20
  • How to Get to: take bus No.4, 22, 54, 52, 100

Huanxi Bridge

Huanxi Bridge is a popular seagull-watching place for local people in Kunming, citizens who live around this area often feed seagulls here. Each day, plenty of seagulls will fly to Huanxi Bridge from Haigeng Dam in the morning and fly back in the evening. Except for watching seagulls, you can also experience local life around this area. Zhuanxin Market nearby will be a good option, where you can buy some local delicacies.

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According to the above best seagull-watching places in Kunming, you can choose one or two places for your Kunming tour. If you still don’t know where to see seagulls in Kunming, please feel free to contact us, we’re glad to help you. See our sample tours below:

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