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Address: 12km (7 miles) northwest of town, Kunming, China
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A quieter temple just outside of the city

In terms of temples, this one dosn't offer much different than any other buddhist temple in KM. What I think is nice about the bamboo temple is it's location. It is just outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Dalian, China
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Almost 1:30 hours drive from the city center with buses. Just a regular small temple, there is nothing special about it. Even if it was the first temple i have ever seen in china, i would have been disappointed.

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

+ Nice temple, but nothing special. - Remote place, so the taxi driver started to haggle about th efare, since there are no passengers. bla bla. I payed and sent him away. The taxi to the temple: 50RMB, The trip back to town only 7RMB: minibus 6 + line 2 1RMB.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

In terms of temples, this one dosn't offer much different than any other buddhist temple in KM. What I think is nice about the bamboo temple is it's location. It is just outside the 3rd ring road and is a great bike trip. The Zhaozong reservioir is nearby and the forest is a quiet place to spend a day.

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Kampala, Uganda
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

A nice enough and quiet temple to visit, bit not too outstanding. If you rent a bike to get there, take a map; Kunming's roads are likely to have changed since your map was printed and you might have to take crab walk to get there.

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Thank MastaBaba
Hangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you have been to other temples you have already been here. The only unique feature is the Luohan statues which are in two rooms on either side of the entrance to the temple and although they are interesting it is not worth taking a trip especially to see them. It is certainly quiet and quite far away from the... More 

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China
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Best things about this place are: 1. gets you out of town to quiet place in the hills. 2. interesting statues and figures. Take a bus or minivan or taxi to get there. Best to go during the weekdays rather than weekends.

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2 Thank happysheepChina
Hangzhou
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have visited so many temples include the famous Mogao Grottoes renowned fo frescos in Gansu, but when i arrived there, i was shocked by the life-sized and well-proportioned Luohan statues here. Unlike the Buddha statues often seen in other temples, which are imposing, magnificent and awe-inspriing, Luohan staues are secularized gods. They are more funny and more close to... More 

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Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's quiet, far away from the city with a huge number of uniqle sculptures in it. But remember it closes early. May be 5:00 PM

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

It was up the hill; it had lots of bamboo trees, yes, it was a big temple with lots of Buddha, nothing extra ordinary; the statue of old man & woman on the front was intriguing though.

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This beautiful place isn't overrun with tourists. I didn't see a single tour bus. The setting is serene and the exhibits are stunning in their variety, especially the 500 Luohans 罗汉 (Arhats,) Each statue is different from the others in ways that are supposed to show a predominant characteristic. Be advised that you cannot photograph them. Other temple art as... More 

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