Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Temple, Kunming

Yuantong Temple
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Travelling321
Ningbo, Zhejiang24 contributions
Worth the visit
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolutely worth the visit. Went on a sunny day, wandered around the temple, and outside there were many shops selling various Buddhist objects. Would recommend.
Written July 28, 2021
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Ivan Pavlov
Kunming, China9 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Jun 2019
Packed with turtles, this Taoist temple is located right in the center of the Spring city, Quite a nice walk, positive athmospher.
Written March 20, 2020
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NICOLAS d
Metz, France10 contributions
one of the few remaining temple in Kunming intra muros
Oct 2019
very pleasant walk inside the temple, hearing monks chanting. there are very nice stone carving as well! Buddhist temple related to Manchushree/Guanyin.
Written February 19, 2020
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מוטי ל
Karmiel, Israel361 contributions
nice place
Jan 2020
the temple is nice and interesting, but once one is fed up of temples, this one is not 'not to be missed'.
Written February 6, 2020
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Ling_Sg
Singapore335 contributions
It's a temple for locals
Dec 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed the walk in the temple. It's 1200years old but is very well maintained and clean. It's quite a big premise but some halls cannot enter. One can do donation with receipt. Entrance fee is rmb6 and you'll be given a pair of candles and a set of 3 joss sticks. We saw nice flowering trees when we were there.
Written December 22, 2019
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ochassot
Santa Ana, Costa Rica952 contributions
Beautiful Budhist temple
Oct 2019
Beautiful temple, a few hundred meters form Emerald Lake Park in Kunming, well worth a visit. These two attractions are easy to combine.
Written November 5, 2019
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,089 contributions
Stunning temple set against urban environment
Oct 2019
This lovely temple is a surprise. Step off the main road and into cloistered and carefully manicured world of devotion. The gentle arch of the roofs of temple buildings, the lovely lake and the sense of calm pervades everything. This is a place to be, to reflect and to enjoy...it worth every cent of the 6 RMB entry fee...be at peace.
Written October 21, 2019
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Joy A
Philippines658 contributions
An antique temple in the city
Sep 2019 • Couples
This temple is an old one as evident by the structures surrounding it but the craftmanship of the roof beams and the temples are genuine and authentic. Inside the walls of the temple, it is solemn. The entrance fee is 6 rmb and we used the Deedee to get there. I think the 6 rmb is for the 2 candles and incense handed to us before entering the place. There were people singing and praying inside the temples. Worth a visit. We went to Cui Hu after visiting this place.
Written September 22, 2019
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
My favorite temple
Jun 2019
It is a very old temple. I went there over 15 years ago when I bought a tiny "monk-blessed" Buddha piece and put into my wallet ever since, believing it could keep me safe. Maybe it did as I survived the 2004 tsunami and several other unexpected life-threatening events during my numerous trips.This time, I departed from the tour group for a couple of hours to get there myself by taxi. Could not remember anything from the past as it was a long time ago. They do not sell Buddha pieces anymore and the temple looks a bit run-down. Not many visitors except some young ladies and SE Asian tourists. To me it was nostalgia and I just sat there for an hour to meditate. The entrance guy looked at my camera and did not charge me any entrance fee ie seemed not a worshiper. On the wall there were numerous thought-provoking clauses about life, written by a chief monk. I went through all and agreed with maybe 2/3. Getting back to the tour group was a bit hard; I had to wait 10 minutes to catch a taxi. I asked my tour guide why no tours would include this venue. He said that the traffic there was bad and there was no bus-parking.
Written September 1, 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
Magnificent and romantic
Jul 2019 • Couples
I was just expecting a temple but Yuantong is much more. The different halls are very distinct. There is a large pond with beautiful lotus flower, some with rare colors or bicolor. There's a brigde with three arches. It's much bigger than I thought.

On Saturday, many people come and eat together around 11:30 but it is not crowded.
Written July 13, 2019
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