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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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  • Couple stairs ..... But really worth the experience. The price has increase by 500 pc in last 3 years to 30 RMB per head.... Still very much worth. Plan 2 hours min ... There is room for half a day. 
  • This is well worth a visit as there is so much to see. The walk up to the temple itself is very interesting with other decorated gateways, a small museum and lots of statues. Temple itself is quite sm...  more »
  • Although hotel staff, taxi drivers and others told us: too far, not interesting and so on, we decided to go!, To get there is very easy, many buses are going for ex. line 47 from Renmin Lu. The Temple...  more »