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Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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Ranked #13 of 153 attractions in Kunming
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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BC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Quite a 'normal' temple in some ways, the gentle elevation and water make it perfect. It wasn't busy and we took lots of photos. Serene and calm, the guidebooks seem to pass it over. I almost didn't go after a day of walking. Thank goodness I didn't. It was a beautiful place.

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Kunming, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yuan tong Shan is conveniently located in the middle of the city. During the Spring season when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, this place is worth a visit. But be forewarned - you would have to jostle with the locals especially if you choose to visit on weekends.

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Te Anau
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Temples are not really our thing, and we have seen a lot over the years. As temples go this was up there with the best, and we spent a very pleasant couple of hours looking around. It is a serene and relaxing oasis in a very busy city.

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Guangzhou, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

there's nothing much and i ended up getting out of it within 15 minutes maybe i could never understand the mentality of charging admission fee for a buddhist temple do the locals really pay for that? though it's not much

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New York City, New York
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not far from Green Lake Park, the temple was a nice stroll and is very beautiful to view and take lovely photographs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you're out and about in Kunming and fancy a little break from the traffic and such, pop in and say 'hi' to the turtles. Visiting on a Sunday, I don't speak enough Mandarin to understand why I only paid 1 Yuan to enter, but I'm not going to complain! It wasn't busy and there was plenty of opportunity to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A nice retreat in the city. The cherry blossoms really add to the feel. The temple is a pretty typical temple for this area. Very cheap ticket, why not go?

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I come here every year in the spring and it just keeps getting better. Such a placid refuge from the busy, noisy city. This is a working monastery, so you will see monks and nuns going about daily activities, or chanting sutra in one of the worship halls. Your 6 Yuan admission fee (has not been raised in years) includes... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Beautiful temple grounds with several buildings. Very photogenic and the monks are open to conversations.

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Guangzhou, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is worth a visit--not only peaceful and beautiful but also a temple that is frequented by locals. You may see ceremonies and/or chanting when you visit.

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