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Kunming Golden Temple

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Address: Jin Dian Gongyuan, Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill, Kunming 650021, China
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Lovely temple, great for half a day

One of China's biggest copper structures, the golden temple is a lovely complex in a quiet park. You can get there with bus 10, drive all the way to the end. After climbing up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Benedikt J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of China's biggest copper structures, the golden temple is a lovely complex in a quiet park. You can get there with bus 10, drive all the way to the end. After climbing up multiple flights of stairs, you can explore a quiet park, including this beautiful temple. Worth a visit, if you want to get the "out of the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As is common with all tourists, we also went to see the Kunming Golden Temple which is spread over a vast area and built in 1672 by Qing Dynasty it has good landscaped garden all around. There are a number of temples. The area also has living trees as old as from 1602.

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Cornwall, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Goes on forever. Helps if you understand what all the different level mean. Would definitely suggest a guide.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance fee is 5 or 6 yuan which is very very cheap for Chinese standard but nothing much to see inside. It's an ordinary temple. I spent half an hour to explore the whole place. Very disappointing indeed.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

visited during weekday late morning and "off season". Quite place with variety of things to see (temples, plants, sculptures,...) During season: should be LOTS of camellias.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We took bus #47 which stops at the bottom of the temple hill. There is a ticket booth (I think it was Y25 each admission). There are steps there that one walks up and encounters various small terraces with views and shops. It was nice to be in greenery and away from the noise of the city as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The Golden Temple is perched on a hilltop on the outskirts of Kunming. It has beautiful grounds, with a camellia and bonsai garden. This is a working temple visited by many devotees. There is also a small paintings exhibition and a pagoda with views over Kunming and the surrounding landscape. Nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a famous temple here.All the tourists come here.A pretty temple. You can visit and spend time here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I don't think this is worth visiting - its a day out, go somewhere else around Kunming, or even go to the Burmese border town instead

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We started from the bottom and walked up discovering amusing places to stop along the way like the guy with the camel ready to ride or be photographed only to be out done by the diorama like displays near the top where one for a small sum can costume theirselves in ancient Chinese robes to be photographed in authentic looking... More 

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