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Kunming Golden Temple, Kunming

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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. Add Kunming Golden Temple and other attractions to your Kunming trip itinerary using our Kunming online trip planner .
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  • To get to the temple you will walk through delightful gardens and pools of water and little concrete bridges. Once you get up all the steps, if you go in the morning, you may hear singing--I was told ...  more »
  • Huge park, located in the north of Kunming. You can get there by bus. Nice walk and view of the city, Kunming.  more »
  • wanted to see something very traditional and was not disappointed. the great weather made this trip even more pleasant.  more »
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