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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. Use our Kunming tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Yuantong Temple and other attractions in Kunming.
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  • A friend had recommended that we stop by and we're glad he did. The temple is very interesting with lots to see. Plan to spend about an hour there.  more »
  • This place is so calming. It is built with a design that is far away from the main road. If you are into temples then you should drop by. They even have a big bronze Buddha Statue donated by the King ...  more »
  • Located in the north of Kunming City Center, the Circular temple is a prestigious temple. There are more than 1200 of years of history, and it has been rebuilt many times, and it is very meaningful.
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  • Beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. A must visit place while in Kunming.
  • 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 :-).
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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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