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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. Make Kunming Golden Temple part of your personalized Kunming itinerary using our Kunming tour planner.
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  • The Golden Temple is a bit away from the ville.en taxi takes 30 yuan from downtown ville.un minimum effort is needed because there are 350 steps to get to the sommet.mais there is also a system of paying gondola
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  • Worth a visit as it's only 6-8km from main Kunming city. It's a big place, and the temples and various spots inside comes with bilingual explanation. So you can learn the history behind it. In the mor...  more »
  • It is accessible by bus from the Centre of Kunming, so if there is a spare time come looking to visit the old temple. When some tourists who was said either to think like a lot of locals have come. I felt the blessing historical atmosphere.
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