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Yuantong Temple, Kunming

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A flamboyant mix of Ming and Qing architecture embellish one the most important Buddhist temples in the region, 1,200-year-old Yuantong Temple. A gentle descent amidst lush cypress trees leads to the picturesque scenery of highly decorated temples, small bridges, and a fusion of vibrant colors. In the midst of the green pond lies the temple shrine with a golden Buddha statue. See devotees bringing incense and candles while the sounds of monks echo through the complex. The pond thrives with multitudes of little turtles and frogs inhabiting the water. Plan your visit to Yuantong Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kunming itinerary planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This temple is in the Centre of the city. Very well preserved, is the oldest of the city, the entrance doors and marble dragon are spectacular. The main Pavilion is composed of several pavilions one of them at the center of an artificial lake, after this and back another smaller's not very ornate Thai style. It is worth to let go and losing an hour in this place
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is a temple which is near the Green Park, so you have to take advantage of the visit. The entry price are only 6 Yuan. It currently works in the moat, but worth your visit, although there were many people when I went to the 17.00 horasl.
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  • July 30, 2017
    ...despite being very centrally located. The second gate (not where you pay but down the hill slightly) is perhaps the most beautiful example of its kind I have seen. It's also massive! The central pa...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    Beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. A must visit place while in Kunming.
  • April 4, 2016
    Beautiful temple close to the center of things. There are pretty little turtles all over the pond, so that's fun. Apart from that it's just another beautiful temple :-).
  • October 20, 2016
    The weather's fine.
  • May 26, 2016
    It beautiful template . I like .
  • November 13, 2016
    Holy bless

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