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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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  • Kunming is a very touristy city but this temple is one of the monuments to visiter.il is located near the zoo.
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  • It's a temple With long history but lack explanation so you have to google before visiting the place. Not a big place probably 30mins should be ok. Near CuiHu Green Lake so you can go over after visit...  more »
  • So, in this region where very important's temple, jade Lake near here, was visited by many people. Chinese Buddhist temples are visited and comparing both ceiling and murals painted to stand out, radically different architecture of Japan and a colorful appearance and internal differences.
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  • 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 :-).
  • Holy bless
  • 建筑在修复,但景色好。
  • 房舍有些破旧,香火很旺。这地方好处是不商业化,门票很低也送香,不逼着你捐钱也不罗嗦算命之类。
  • 引用同宗原文:創建於1917年。圓通寺的正殿內供奉著三寶。在正殿後建有地藏殿供奉地藏菩薩。此殿之落成後於正殿,亦為懸鐘之樓。直到今天仍保持著每天從早上七時至黃昏六時敲鐘不斷之習。山幽谷,禪鐘聲遠,超冥濟厄,令人心省。圓通寺曾因日久失修,用木建成的大殿為白蟻侵蝕,於1969年進行整體重修。現時的圓通寺,為女眾清修之地,平日較少信眾到來參拜,惟觀音寶誕等佛教慶典,附近村民及信眾,均聚此慶賀。圓通寺位處觀音山山麓,建設當年,交通極為不便,是以每座樓房的修建均為妙參大和尚帶動徒眾,一石一木搭建而成。精誠之心,令人景仰。