Lovely little Buddhist temple in the middle of the city, a peaceful paradise in the hustle and bustle of the streets immediately surrounding it. Next to Kunming Zoo and Cuihu (Green Lake).
A lovely temple, with prayer flags and a beautiful moat (not to mention high-fiving dragons in the rear hall), all for Y6 per person. Lovely way to spend 30-45 minutes!
This cute little temple is basically in the city centre and 10 minutes walk from Green lake (cuihu), worth doing at the same time. Early or late in the day are better times to see it, the light is more interesting and it is less crowded. Go there on the week-end at your own risk, weekdays have an acceptable level... More
All the buildings of this Temple Park have been beautifully restored. The huge pond in the centre is a wonderful addition that most Chinese temples have on a much smaller scale. There are dozens of peaceful places to sit and contemplate life and lots of Buddhist shrines.Unlike most temples which are flat, you must walk down into the main entrance... More
I was surprised by the beautiful location of this temple. Not disturbed by skyscrapers around like in Shanghai, but in a beautiful park, which gives you peace. I liked the pool with the turtles, fishes and frogs. Kunming is a laid-back city. Even these animals were just hanging in the pool. Just sitting here among the trees, plants and flowers... More
This is a quiet place near the center of town which is still a working Buddhist temple. It has some pretty shrines and arches and halls, many of them built around a central pond. A few cherry trees near the entrance were already beginning to bloom (February 22.) Don't race through here expecting something overwhelming; but if you have some... More
This complex is quite big and well preserved. It is really pretty, unfortunately there was no water in the pools, because Yunnan is really dry at this time of the year. What makes this temple special (at least in my eyes) is, that there is a Thai styled hall with copper Buddha inside, which was given to Yuantong Si by... More
I have seen quite a number of temples in my previous visits to China so this temple to me is so so. On top of that I have extra time to spend, and know it is a walking distance from Green Jade Lake hence I paid a visit. Btw I enjoyed the walk (around 20 minutes) from Green Jade Lake... More
Not a must see but as it is about 15 mn walk away from the Green Lake, you might as well check it out. The difference with many other temples we visited is the small lake which is in the center court which gives it a special look. Worth seeing if you are close by.
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