We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jin Dian Gongyuan, Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill, Kunming 650021, China
Today
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 77 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Peaceful Place

Half an hour away from the city, you can get here by many of the city buses or by taxi. Lots of steps up the hill, with places to rest. There is a funicular for those who prefer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Karen M
,
Chesapeake, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Half an hour away from the city, you can get here by many of the city buses or by taxi. Lots of steps up the hill, with places to rest. There is a funicular for those who prefer riding up the hill. Camellias were in bloom - gardens were wonderful and ponds were peaceful. Temple and bell tower bot to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The entire complex is quite beautiful, but if you are here and on your own you might miss the 'golden' temple first time you see it, we certainly did. The temple, once you realize that it is made out of tons and tons of copper/bronze is very beautiful and impressive, especially the interior roof and the Buddha statue inside, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kunming, China
Top Contributor
412 reviews 412 reviews
206 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
China
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nice, France
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niagara Falls, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Xiamen, China
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
62 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Singapore
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Kunming Golden Temple also viewed

 

Been to Kunming Golden Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kunming Golden Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?