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Kunming Golden Temple, Kunming

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#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Kunming
Leave your worries at the foot as you climb the marble steps to Kunming Golden Temple through a series of "Heavenly Gates." Once at the temple, you can experience the perfect serenity of this "Hall of Supreme Harmony" while taking in the beauty of the gardens around it--including a camellia and two myrtles planted in the Ming dynasty. The temple itself, the largest copper temple in China, dates back to the 17th century. Don't miss the large 600-year-old copper bell and a 20 kg (44 lb) double-edged (magic) sword belonging to the Taoist deity who, legend has it, watches over the hill. For a less energetic visit, take a taxi or bus up and walk back down, enjoying the views. Stop at the shops for some souvenirs. Make Kunming Golden Temple part of your personalized Kunming itinerary using our Kunming tour planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    The area is quite big with lots of walking involved. If you go in the correct season, there are lots of blooming flowers. The temple is a little dilapidated but still worth some photos.  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    I can't believe Golden Temple was built for one beloved concubine, she must be very special! the grounds is expansive and lovely! gorgeous trees and many ancient artifacts. So much to see, so little t...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    This is a good place for a short afternoon's visit. It's easy to get to and is at the end of many bus lines that go to and from more central places. I like the architecture and colours of the temple a...  more »

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