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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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  • Nice place to visit. There are two temples and both are built since Ming Dynasty. Entrance fee is considered relatively cheap, if compared with the other attraction area, and the weather is nice due t...  more »
  • A day in the temple, perfect, is very nice all, environment envelops you, there were many people so that a gift was to be able to enjoy it silently, much peace.
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  • China's largest copper building, located in a view, rather special. But four weeks of protection and maintenance of the building is so bad, this should be old, restored as far as possible, are used for commercial purposes, sell trinkets, dress up pictures, etc. Introduces the history of buildings and repair text is lacking.
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Attracting tourists year-round, Kunming provides a wide range of accommodations for a variety of visitors. Luxurious hotels lie on both banks of the Panlong River, while mid-range hotels cluster in the center. Popular among backpackers exploring this big city and the entire Yunnan Province, Kunming also offers a range of low-budget facilities in the downtown area. Choose from a number of budget options around the railway station and along Beijing Road north of the station.
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