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Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si)

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Very Relaxing Small Buddhist Temple

My son and I visited the temple on our way back from the Stone Forest. It is named for a special... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
aging2016
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Nice statues

This is a nice relaxing temple with some good sculptures. Worth a visit but public transport is a... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
pianocello
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Aug 6, 2018
“Very Relaxing Small Buddhist Temple”
Mar 5, 2018
“few people there”
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

My son and I visited the temple on our way back from the Stone Forest. It is named for a special kind of bamboo that grows there. The bamboo is slender with very large "arthritic" joints. Inside the enclosure are nearly 500 life size figures...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank aging2016
Reviewed March 5, 2018

if you don't want to go to touristic places, if you want to relax, then you might like this temple, located in the north of the city.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice relaxing temple with some good sculptures. Worth a visit but public transport is a bit scarce if you don't read Chinese

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank pianocello
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

While I was not too impressed by the temple grounds or buildings, the 500 statues of "ordinary people", dressed in their work clothes, was impressive, although some were not available due to renovations. Built in the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD), although some say...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank James K
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is nice temple in the city. it isn't the biggest one but it's cheap, quite and allows a short walk. you can try the lunch inside the temple.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank svc769
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We went there by taxi because of short time available. Taxi are not tuo expensive compared to Western prices and by 30 euros you go, walt and back. It is around 45 minutes from kunming. Temple itself is not special also if in a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank travelgio
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Almost 1:30 hours drive from the city center with buses. Just a regular small temple, there is nothing special about it. Even if it was the first temple i have ever seen in china, i would have been disappointed.

2  Thank MSisr1
Reviewed October 6, 2013

+ Nice temple, but nothing special. - Remote place, so the taxi driver started to haggle about th efare, since there are no passengers. bla bla. I payed and sent him away. The taxi to the temple: 50RMB, The trip back to town only 7RMB:...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank dirk S
Reviewed August 10, 2013

In terms of temples, this one dosn't offer much different than any other buddhist temple in KM. What I think is nice about the bamboo temple is it's location. It is just outside the 3rd ring road and is a great bike trip. The Zhaozong...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank JZMGold
Reviewed May 29, 2013

A nice enough and quiet temple to visit, bit not too outstanding. If you rent a bike to get there, take a map; Kunming's roads are likely to have changed since your map was printed and you might have to take crab walk to get...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank MastaBaba
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