Lake Kuming

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Kunming Lake is the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. Together with the Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake forms the key landscape features of the Summer Palace gardens.

Open Water Swimming

It was one of the 12 sites of Lynne Cox's multi-swim event, Around the World in 80 Days in 1985 that included swims in the US, Iceland, across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain in 6 hours 10 minutes, across the Strait of Messina in 40 minutes 38 seconds, around Delos Island in Greece, across the Bosphorus, across Kunming Lake in China, in the Five Lakes of Mount Fuji in Japan, in Glacier Bay in Alaska, and finishing at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay.

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