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Address: Jin Dian Gongyuan, Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill, Kunming 650021, China
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Incredible coppersmiths

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is an interesting place but getting there and surviving the crowds takes a fair amount of stamina. Maybe I was there on a bad day, but the road to the summit was gridlocked for an hour with tourist buses. Finally I walked to the top to discover that there was no parking available for the extra buses so they... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

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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 

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Kunming, China
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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 

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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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China
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30 helpful votes 30 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.

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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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