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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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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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  • There is plenty to see around the Golden Temple. There are different levels of gardens, lakes and temples. There are directional pointers to show you how far you are from any of the points of interest...  more »
  • This temple is part of a much larger park area with numerous interesting natural sights. The temple itself if not one of the most impressive although it has a nice vibe and plenty of cute gardens to s...  more »
  • The final day of our Yunnan tour on 23 Apr 217 (Sun) before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur, we took a tour of the Golden Temple which was built in1602. This is a Taoism temple with big compound with ...  more »