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Yuantong Temple, Kunming

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Kunming
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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  • Nice place with beautiful temples but not well explained in english. That should be improved. Several beggers in front of the temple which might scare some people off.  more »
  • I think it’s just a nice temple, nothing special, but if you have nothing to do in Kunming, it should be the good place to spend time  more »
  • This is one that of the oldest Buddhist temples in the city and SE Asia. It wasn’t crowded during our visit. The grounds were well maintained. It was interesting to the the various deities that occupi...  more »
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