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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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  • We walked there from the Flowers and Bird Market, about 30min hike. The area is under restoration, you can still see both new and old states of different areas. 2 rows of cherry blossoms await us near...  more »
  • Just arrived in Kunming by flight from Bangkok we catapulted into hostel. First stop Yuan Tong Temple. It's Sunday and the proximity to the zoo is felt. Atmosphere of a place of worship. We are the only Westerners around. The visit lasts longer than expected because it feels good. Stillness. People around sometimes pray sometimes chatting. There are secluded places.
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  • Many tourist attractions in Kunming may also visit the temple, no. Admission is 6 Yuan. Is a Buddhist temple is somehow similar to Buddhism in Thailand and Southeast Asia. In is too large.
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