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“Possibly interesting when it's finally restored...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Temple
Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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Ranked #13 of 187 things to do in Kunming
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“Possibly interesting when it's finally restored...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Just came from the temple, which was fortunately on my way to Green Lake.
Big restoration work in progress.
If you walk by, like I did, by all means go in, but do not make a special trip!

Visited December 2011
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“Quiet place in a busy city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

A beautiful temple in the middle of the city, monks in residence help create a calm atmosphere. Currently being extended and refurbished because it is a significant religious site. Temples with reflecting pools. Nearby vegetarian restuarant supplies a good meal, recommende.

Visited August 2011
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“Rebuilding underway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

The temple is a short 10 minute walk from Green Lake Park. It is relatively small and is currently undergoing renovation (or rebuilding). The temple has an impressive arch inside the gates which has already been renovated rather than totally rebuilt. The hall behind the arch is closed and is being completely rebuilt as is the hall to the left of this. Taking a detour around the building works, there is a pagoda set in the centre of a small but pretty green lake surrounded by other temple buildings. The hall at the rear of the complex is the most interesting as it contains several impressive statues. We didn’t investigate the areas at the base of the hill at the rear of the complex. If you are in the area, you may as well as take a look but I think that if you made the trip especially, you’d probably be disappointed.

Visited December 2010
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