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Kunming Golden Temple

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Address: Jin Dian Gongyuan, Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill, Kunming 650021, China
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The camellias are in full bloom now

Great time to visit this peaceful mountain park because the camellias are in full bloom. Will probably last another two or three weeks. I've been here several times before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Kunming, China
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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great time to visit this peaceful mountain park because the camellias are in full bloom. Will probably last another two or three weeks. I've been here several times before, but always find it tranquil and relaxing. A fine getaway. Logistics are easy: It's at the terminus of several bus lines. #47, #10, #71 and others. Three or four local eateries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The golden temple was incredibly made of bronze. There are patches that have for years and years been in contact with millions of visitors that look shining like gold indeed. It is incredible how coppersmiths in those days could build the whole temple with such metallic element.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There are plenty of woods surrounding this temple which makes this a great getaway from the city. The temple itself is nice, but the hike and surroundings make this worth the investment.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So many temples so see. A great place to spend half or full day in the nature. This parc is really amazing. To be seen absolutely.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went in by chance. Beside the historical reason, the ground and guarden is very pretty. very few tourists. mostly local people.

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Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Golden Temple (Jin Dian) is an interesting place to visit, but not one where you can spend even half a day. In my opinion, if I am going to spend an hour each way to get to an attraction, it better hold my interest for at least an hour. This attr.action fails that test. After fifteen or twenty minutes,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nice park to take a walk and relax, entrance free of 30 rmb. As well, check out the view on Kunming from the top of the Bell tower. To get there, end of bus line #10.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

You need an entry fee of 30 RMB to enter the temple premises. There are good transportation to the temple site. Bus interchange is located next to the entrance site. You need to walk up a number flight of steps to reach the main temple hall. Alternatively you can take a light rail coaster ride which cost 15RMB to the... More 

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Kumming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Fantastic park on the edge of a beautiful lake right in the middle of Kunming. A maze of little alleys and small bridges connecting the different island of the lake, all nicely paved and decorated with beautiful plants and flowers. The right place to see the remaining of traditional China. In several corners you can find elders playing traditional instruments,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Golden Temple is not covered with gold leaves but made of bronze. The temple is the heaviest in China since the bronze weighed over 200 tons. I suggest to climb up to the top floor to see the view. I found the place neglected.

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