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Yuantong Temple

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Address: Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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Nice Escape

A relatively underrated, but well-maintained Buddhist temple, with a beautiful and tranquil layout. If you go at the right time you might even be able to get a vegetarian meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A relatively underrated, but well-maintained Buddhist temple, with a beautiful and tranquil layout. If you go at the right time you might even be able to get a vegetarian meal. Worth a couple of hours if you are in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Yuantong is a large temple complex and very beautiful. It has a large central lake with a small pagoda in the middle and bridges to cross to it. The lake itself is filled with koi, turtles and frogs. Make sure to explore behind the larger buildings in the back - the complex continues up the hill. Much of this area... More 

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Helsinge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was a needed getaway from the hectic city. Nice and quite! Beautiful and peaceful with many cornes to explore. Would definitely recomend if you're into these kind of stuff.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a beautiful environment to spend a little bit of time in to get away from the traffic for a while. I really love the architecture and how they created the environment. It wasn't an expensive entrance fee either and it is closely located to the Green Lake park and the Yunnan University so it is definitely worth a... More 

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is nice visit with nice architecture and ponds. A very relaxing stop on the way to the nearby Green Lake ( 10 min walk). For info flat fee of RMB 20 by taxi for less 10 min drive from Crowne Plaza Hotel. Small fee.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Another quiet temple not too far from Yunnan university. The entrance is very cheap. Paying a respect there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This temple is a great little temple. It feels both peaceful, serene and authentic. Inside the grounds the place is filled with bamboo plants, trees and beautiful flowers. There is also a lake surrounding the middle temple, and in there lives hundreds of turtles and fish. It's a true pleasure to just stand by the rail and watch them. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stunning temple - we were in Kunming for business and this was the hi-lite for me. It's only small but really beautiful and it's great to see that Buddhism is still clinging on in China. Really lovely features

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It is in town centree, I visited this temple just before I flew off from Kunming. Purposely, I stayed at Fairlyland Hotel Gulou. Yuantong is justr walking distance of 20 mins away. It is not that big area where one can get tired by walking around. The entrance is rmb 6, no free entrance for old aged people. Impressive statue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great temple, not overcrowded at all. Very peaceful. Was lovely to hear people singing in worship. I especially loved seeing all the turtles, there were hundreds!! Unexpected bonus :)

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