Guandu Ancient Town

Guandu Ancient Town, Kunming: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Guandu Ancient Town Reviews: 4/5

Guandu Ancient Town
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Historic Sites • Flea & Street Markets
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Travelling321
Ningbo, Zhejiang24 contributions
Average
Jul 2021 • Family
I mean, it was nice. The architecture hasn't been completely renewed, so it was still fairly ancient. There are several temples and shrines, a park, and a street with lots of small shops. But, as a whole, it was a "skippable" trip- okay if you're in the area, but unnecessary to go out of your way to go to.
Written July 28, 2021
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LAKARCADE
Colombo, Sri Lanka8 contributions
Authentic Traditional Experience
Aug 2019
i visited this place while i participated to kunming expo trade fair 2019. it was a really exiting experience. i learned the traditional ways and experenced about lifestyle and food. i will visit with my family soon
Written October 8, 2019
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Bennett A
Las Vegas, NV36 contributions
Just the right amount of kitsch.
Oct 2019 • Family
Guandu Ancient Town is an older part of town that has been built up with cheap souvenir shops and little food stalls. It also has some very old pagodas and temples. It is great and nothing special all at the same time. My family had a great time, but going on National Day was not our best decision. It was super crowded. If you have been to Wangfujing in Beijing or the area around Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai, this is similar. Since it is not in the city center, It might not be worth your time, but if you are nearby, go for it. Like all of Kunming, if you are not Chinese be prepared to have your photo taken.
Written October 3, 2019
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Jac
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
Really like this old town
Jul 2019 • Family
This old town is really beyond my expectation. Is cleaning and hugh. Spending half day here with my daughter. Lots of local tourist from other state. The temple here are really great, even got 少林寺 branch. Got lots of restaurant and food store here. The only things disappointed me is lots of smoker (seem smoking is a norm in China). Got some local presenting traditional Chinese song and dance. You really can feel the mixture of culture here (old building with modern people here).
Written July 19, 2019
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briananthony142
Big Bear Region, California12 contributions
Very interesting historical area with some shopping, sou enirs and great food snacks
May 2019
From our hotel we took a taxi ...only 30 yuan. There were at least 3 temples and some large pagoda. All very interesting. Most of the buildings and "gates" have been recreated in the ancient style. We ate fish, Chicken and other things on sticks.
Written July 4, 2019
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shanta816
Kunming, China98 contributions
My favorite place
Apr 2019 • Couples
I visited Guandu Ancient town several times. Now it has become my favorite place to spend leisure time. I go there by bus number c 85. there are 4 temples here. one is a branch of famous Shaolin temple. lots of handicraft shops are there. lots of restaurants also there. there are some juice shops also. `Tea dot' is my favorite. if you want to spend a nice time with friends, you can visit the place.
Written May 3, 2019
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan852 contributions
Vajra Pagoda – a gorgeous historical religious architecture
Dec 2018 • Solo
At the center of Guandu Old Town located the well-preserved Jingang Pagoda (金剛塔,Vajra Throne Style Pagoda). Dating back to 1458, It is the earliest diamond-throne pagoda in China.

The Vajra Pagoda is a stylized version of the Mahābodhi Temple constructed at the site of where the Buddha was enlightened in Bodh Gaya , Bihar State, India. Only six Vajra Pagodas remain the world, among which five are in China.

Unlike some other Vajra Pagodas, there are no ornate decorations on the walls of the main structure. However, the mottled stone wall still is soaking up the ambience of the past.
Written January 13, 2019
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JasneshBhullar
Mentakab, Malaysia140 contributions
Essence of Kunming
Dec 2018 • Family
The ancient town offers a vintage style, traditional outlook of Kunming. Lots of shops and restaurants to get souvenirs and food. A lot of local activity going on, i.e. old folks card playing and singing gatherings. You can easily spend a couple of hours here walking from one corner to the other. Would recommend to visit.
Written January 3, 2019
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Eunicedou
118 contributions
Ancient Charm
Oct 2018 • Family
i love this area a lot! This area is under rebuild and you will see old n new in fusion yet still in beauty with unspeakable charm.
we visited this area about 0900 and almost all shops are closed so it was more im tranquility and like talking to you about it's past and present.
btw, great to see that it's nicely managed n clean.
Written October 3, 2018
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Natasha A
Stuttgart, Germany13 contributions
shop till you drop
Apr 2018 • Couples
very much like a Chinatown in the US, but you know, authentic... jade shops, dried roots and tubers and flowers, tea, tea, more tea, did I mention tea?, restaurants. lively
Written April 15, 2018
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