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Address: Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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Charming temple in spring time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a day in Kunming before we started our tour of Yunnan Province. Set off from our hotel found the temple to be a relatively short distance from where we were staying. The locals were friendly and intrigued by western tourists as there were not many of us. On reaching the Temple payed a small fee at the gate picked... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A working temple right in the middle of the city. The 6 yuan entrance fee is a small amount to pay for the peace and tranquility of the temple. A beautiful garden surrounds the temple complex and a pond filled with turtles and tortoises sits in the middle of it. Architecturally beautiful with statues and wall carvings in the main... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Spent an hour or so at the temple. A good complex and worth s visit. We walked onto Green Lake afterwards so good to combine the 2 spots.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Scenic location, good for escaping the crowds and traffic of the city. A beautiful place and almost for free. During my first trip to Kunming I missed this place and went to Bamboo temple instead, which is farer away from the city center and is nothing special. I should have gone to Yuantong !

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After you pay the low 6 Yuan entry fee and step through the gate you enter a different world. All the noise of the bustling city is left behind and true peacefulness and tranquillity replaces it. There are plenty of shady spots to sit and watch the locals. The temple itself is very scenic, with waterways and bridges and a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is a peaceful place to visit with impressive carvings and statues. The ponds are tranquil with many frolicking tortoises. Look for the Golden Kuanyin Goddess with many arms. From wiki: Yuantong Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan province, China.[1] It is located in a protected natural depression and in recent years it has been expanded,... More 

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