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Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
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"cherry blossoms"
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"green lake"
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"small lake"
in 6 reviews
"largest buddhist"
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"small turtles"
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"central kunming"
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"important buddhist"
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"real surprise"
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"bustling city"
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"small entry fee"
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"peaceful place"
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"nice grounds"
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"yunnan province"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a bus there. Not too crowded in the morning. Paid ¥6 to enter the temple. 古色古香,非常舒适宁静. Spend some time visit different shrines, making prayers. The beggars outside were quite aggressive but can't be bothered.

Thank goncalves
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is lovely and a very quiet and peaceful spot in the city.The temple was very nice to see. All the buildings seem to have been repainted recently, the area is very clean and not too many steps to reach the different buildings. There...More

Thank ZHAO J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank HBMarkowski
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank cwarunchalee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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 occupied the buildings. The architecture was intriguing to me. I...More

Thank Dianne H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a beautiful temple and should not be missed when visiting Kunming. It is quiet and picturesque with barely any tourists around.

Thank vvv758
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We walked there from the Flowers and Bird Market, about 30min hike. The area is under restoration, you can still see both new and old states of different areas. 2 rows of cherry blossoms await us near the address. At about 3pm (please check timing...More

Thank SingaporeEliz
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

At first, great temple, but there are a lot of them...the further back I explored the more impressive the design with great temple interior in the main building. Going back further, up some stairs, a smaller temple filled with pilgrims (?) chanting - enchanting. Worshippers...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

It is a big temple on a hillside, near the famous Green Lake. Its structure is the usual line of pavillions. The reliefs, carved wood and paintings are well kept and can keep you enchanted for hours.

Thank Javier G
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it was due to the cold temperature (5 degrees Celsius), the temple was rather quiet. The compound was not very big. But the architecture was stunning. It withstood centuries. There was chanting which calms the mind. Toilet is Available.

Thank Angela L
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The airport is about 30~60 minutes away from the city and traffic there is really unpredictable and can really bad if you're caught. I think if you would still like to leave the airport to take a breather, go to Green Lake... More
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