西山坐落在滇池的西岸，又称碧鸡山，元代为“滇南八景”之首。明代居“云南四大名山”之冠。“滇阳六景”中被誉为“碧鸡秋色”；清代“昆明八景”中“滇池夜月”即滇池西山夜月；而在当代又是“昆明十六景”之“睡美人山，龙门飞峙”。远眺西山群峰，既像一尊庞大的睡佛，又似一个美丽曲腿仰卧在滇池畔，象青丝垂海的睡美人。因此西山称为“卧佛山”，又称为“睡美人山”。 西山华亭寺、太华寺、三清阁、聂耳墓、玉兰园掩映茂林修竹深处，龙门石窟嵌缀千仞峭壁之上，千亩小石林攒列罗汉山飞云奇秀飞巅，气势磅礴的湖光山色，丰富厚重的千年历史文化，使西山独具神秘的魅力，吸引着中外的游客。 西山，昆明“金碧湖山”的象征，雄、险、奇、秀、美尽在西山！
Xishan Mountain locates on the western shore of Dianchi Lake, it’s also known as “Jade Cock Mountain”. It had been ranked the first place among “Eight Sights of Southern Yunnan” during Yuan Dynasty. In Ming Dynasty, Xishan had been ranked the first place among “Four Famous Mountains of Yunnan”. A poem titled “Jade Cock in Autumn” from had been written to honor Xishan Mountain. “Eight Sights of Kunming” in Qing Dynasty mentioned “Moon Night of Dianchi” actually refers to Moon Night of Xishan Mountain. In nowadays Xishan Mountain and Dragon Archway are both ranked among “Sixteen Sights of Kunming”. Being seen from long distance Xishan Mountain reminds tourists a image of a giant lying Buddha, or a image of a sleeping beauty beside Dianchi Lake. Huating Temple, Taihua Temple, Sanqing Temple, Nie’Er Cemetery, and Magnolia Garden sit among Forests on Xishan Mountain. Dragon Archway Grottoes and Little Stone Forest hide among cliffs and trees, along with the majestic scenery of lake and mountain, as well as the rich and profound history and culture in thousands of years, make Xishan Mountain obtaining unique and mysterious charm, attracting tourists from home and abroad. Xishan Mountain, the symbol of “resplendent lake and mountain” in Kunming, is the place where magnificent, precipitous, fancy, dainty, and beautiful features are found!