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Yuantong Temple

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Address: Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Peaceful Retreat in Middle of Bustling Kunming

Three types of Buddhism are represented at Yuantong. The site is unusual as one walks down to the temples, rather than ascending. Very peaceful and scenic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this temple. Good that it is close to the hotel I stayed in. It is very serene and peaceful. I can meditate here and look at the tranquil waters and gardens.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This temple has been nicely redone at some stage in the past and the site lends itself to gentle strolling, with the sloping down entrance and the big pond at the back, with gold fish, turtles and giant frogs. It is however being progressively surrounded by high-rise buildings. The bare stone lower part of the archway, left unpainted, shows the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Yuantong Temple is situated on the other half of the hill that holds the Zoo and there is no bypass between the two attractions. Outside the temple are permanent shops selling religious items, some eatery, while the temporary shops also sell about the same stuff, The usual sights of a temple is tehre to view. Admission for senior citizen... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Three types of Buddhism are represented at Yuantong. The site is unusual as one walks down to the temples, rather than ascending. Very peaceful and scenic.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of the nicer temples I've visited in China. Beautiful and peaceful, if you have only visited Buddhist temples in eg. Shanghai and Beijing I definitely recommend a visit.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

very nice place. worth seeing. located in a bit poor quartal of the city, so be a bit careful of traffic and poor locals.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a charming temple that looked very attractive with cherry blossoms and azaleas in bloom in March. It is an oasis of calm in a busy modern city, but attracts considerable numbers of local worshippers. Many turtles and frogs in the moat are also nice to see.

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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We honestly thought it was going to be just another temple. It was amazing. We spent about an hour in there walking around. It is big and the layout is very impressive. They even have some beautiful little creatures you can watch and be entertained by. It was 6 RMB entry fee. I would recommend bringing a book and relaxing... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A very well maintained and built temple in the heart of the city. One of the better ones that I have been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You only need to spend one hour to enjoy this beautiful temple. It's clean and peaceful. Really worth it. You get candles and incense to offer and pray

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