Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Yunnan  /  Kunming  /  Kunming Golden Temple

Kunming Golden Temple, Kunming

3.9
#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. Add Kunming Golden Temple and other attractions to your Kunming trip itinerary using our Kunming online trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Kunming Golden Temple
map
Kunming Golden Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
141 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • On the outskirts of Kunming this Taoist temple welcomes us with its many typical Chinese buildings and a magnificent and large park where you can admire the plants and flowers of all kinds as well as numerous sculptures, classic and modern inspired by traditional. Definitely worth a visit.
    View original
  • Its so nice to walk up that hill and enjoy a quite sunday. On top in the temple you have a beautiful sight on the city. Its cool to walk in this forest like garden with flowers around.  more »
  • I visited here as part of a 32-day solo holiday with China Private Tours. This was a visit to eat up some time before a flight out of Kunming. While mildly interesting, this park is at its most beauti...  more »

Plan your trip to Kunming

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kunming

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kunming by other users

5 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM CHINA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM MYANMAR June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kunming BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM CHINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in China BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans