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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
Portland, Oregon
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Beachmere, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this temple for its peace and serenity in the middle of a bustling Chinese city. It is beautifully up-kept, clean, glistening paint and a fascinating glimpse into Buddhist beliefs. Closes at 5.30pm and entrance is 6 yuan.

Thank jan j
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being very close to Cui Hu (Green Lake), the Yuantong temple is easily accessible just a short walk up the Yuantong Jie. At 5RMB and free for 60+, I would greatly recommend a visit. All the buildings seem to have been repainted recently, the area is very clean and not too many steps to reach the different buildings. There are... More 

Thank Retiree08
Chengdu, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Seeing reviews and having interest in monasteries while in China. I ventured into this temple. Ticket is for 5RMB. Views are amazing, colorful façades of the temple halls take your breath away. The number of tourists is reasonable and there´s no rush even during public holidays (1-7th October), which is time when everything everywhere is full with chinese tourists. That... More 

Thank LuboDug
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

an average Chinese temple worth having a stroll if u have time provide veggie lunch (RMB5 pp) before 12pm

Thank J W
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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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.

Thank KojoHakam
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank Julia B
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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.

Thank duvilla
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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.

Thank Tanya K

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