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Yuantong Temple, Kunming

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a beautiful temple with many different areas and statues. I like that the temple was in use, so we got to see how the Chinese people interacted and used the grounds. It takes about an hour to wal...  read more »
  • 据说这个寺庙的历史还是比较悠久的,在云南佛教史的地位还是很显赫的。寺庙不大,香火比较旺盛,有一群僧人在修行,闲逛途中遇到一个慈眉善目的老和尚,真想向他行礼。有一些比较有意思的对联在里面。如果是个虔诚信佛的人,到里面烧烧香拜拜佛还是挺好的。 
  • Nearby the Lake of Emerald but you still find, this temple is aesthetically beautiful. At the foot of a cliff, the central lake with its island built of a pavilion and surrounded by carp and turtles with a superb stone engraved in the background is a very nice place that invites to meditate a bit or make a drawing. There is not so many interesting places in Kunming, it is one of the most seductive.
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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 :-).
  • 之前在网上看照片还觉得不错,但是去了之后没什么特别的,挺乱的
  • 圆通寺很灵验的,这才是真正的修行之地!
  • One of the iconic and beautiful places that have managed to visit in Kunming this Buddhist temple Yuantong Si. Nice place, though admission is 6 Yuan. Buddhists can get special help in the Office and going to the temple for free.
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  • C is adorable. Well maintained and suitable for photographic strafing in good weather. The input n is really not expensive.
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