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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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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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  • From the street you don't see anything that raises your expectations. The entrance building is rather poorly maintained, the ticket price is only 6yuan,so you get a pleasant surprise as you descend in...  more »
  • Yuantong Temple in Kunming, in Yunnan province is really beautiful and worthy of a visit. I went on a private tour organized by China Highlights. My guide was Murphy, who was very pleasant and spoke i...  more »
  • From Kunming railway station, I get on a bus number 59 (price 1 CNY) to Yuantong temple. it's open on 08.30 am. and have fee for entrance 6 CNY. when i back i get on a bus no. 83 to Kunming railway st...  more »
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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 :-).
  • The weather's fine.
  • It beautiful template . I like .
  • Holy bless