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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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  • At first, great temple, but there are a lot of them...the further back I explored the more impressive the design with great temple interior in the main building. Going back further, up some stairs, a ...  more »
  • It is a big temple on a hillside, near the famous Green Lake. Its structure is the usual line of pavillions. The reliefs, carved wood and paintings are well kept and can keep you enchanted for hours.  more »
  • In November, he had few visitors and the weather was nice. It's a relaxing visit after 12 hours of plane
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  • One of the few temples that slopes down to the main hall (from the entrance). A hill on the backside makes a scenic climbing route.
  • 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 :-).
  • The weather's fine.
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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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