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Yuantong Temple

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Address: Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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09:00 - 17:00
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
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Quiet temple

From subway get off at Chuanxingulou Exit B, turn left, cross the brigde. Walk straight and the temple will be on the right. Ticket fee 6 yuan, can take a set of incense for free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From subway get off at Chuanxingulou Exit B, turn left, cross the brigde. Walk straight and the temple will be on the right. Ticket fee 6 yuan, can take a set of incense for free. The temple is very quiet and worth a visit.

2 Thank Ratchada W
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place enroute to the Green Lake Park. Entrance fee is 6rmb. There are 3 main temples in the central axis, surrounded by rooms and praying halls. The architecture and design are typical Chinese, nothing spectacular. There are toilet facilities. 20 mins is sufficient to walk the entire complex. Ok to visit if you have some spare time... More 

Thank LG_Kay
Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was there in late February, and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to open. This is a peaceful Zen Buddhist temple which is actually housing monks and nuns, not just a place for tourists to come. Buddhists visit to pray and study from all over China. It is built around a small lake with bridges and pagodas. At noon... More 

1 Thank ZhongguoKM
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

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 visiting it.

Thank Desmondcheng
Biella, Italy
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been here twice, I must say I had a really pleasant time. Despite the temple design and the surrounding(quite impressive), what I really liked was the peace u could feel around, no sound at all. When you stay around Kunming for a while a kind of peace like that in the middle of city center, you are gonna love it.

1 Thank nicodox
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This temple must have been very impressive when it was first built and as they say it is unusual in that you walk down (a few flights of steps) to the main temple complex. It has been poorly maintained though and the lake / pool which surrounds the temple was so dirty I found it a little off-putting - signs... More 

2 Thank Phang L
Wels, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The best Temple to visit in Kunming. Easy to reach with taxi or car. a massive entrance gate which is very well restored. wide park like arrangement with several smaller temples and nice old and newer buildings. There is a lake in the middle of the temple and it is full of small turtles and frogs One can visit all... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

They charge foreigners but not Chinese. Never mind where you were born, what counts is you LOOK Chinese. Not much to see

Thank Simon T
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Well preserved Buddhist Temple offering impressive architecture and decoration work. This temple is one the most important Buddhist Temples nation wise. Good to visit in an hour time. 6 RMN entrance fee per person. A must visit site while in Kunming.

Thank Jav_Coro
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very peaceful place. Beautiful structures and bright colours. In the main temple there are some nicely done carvings of snakes.

Thank Severine B

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