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Yuantong Temple

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A 1200 years old temple. Unlike most temples in China, which are built on the ascendant, visitors enter the temple from above and descend along a sloping path, downhill along the central axis, In the mid-way, the "Yuantong Wonderful Realm (圓通勝景坊)" is a majestic archway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vistied the temple when it was raining but still it was very beautiful. Entrance tickets go for 6RMB. The temple is located nearby the CuiHu Park, so it is easy to get to. The temple itself is beautiful in the middle of a lake.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an excellent site to be here . China is known to have such kind of structures which are beautiful to look at. Overall a soothing experience

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jitu65
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I visited the place with the help of ZOMYA.CO team --- and I noticed that the architectural style is spectacular, especially its palace, octagonal pavilion and at present the only one Theravada Buddhism of the China mainland — copper Buddhist hall. I would say that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Interesting stories and cultures which can only be fully enjoyed if you know the stories behind it. A knowledgable tour guide is highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a very old Buddhist temple with plenty of Buddha’s and other gods. The lake gives a tranquil experience and the temples and flags make very colourful. It is a tranquil area away from the city bustle.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Yuantong temple is one of the most famous, big and old in Kunming. If you visit Kunming, you should come here at once. When you walk inside, you feel peaceful different from the outside of temple. Inside have big tree, Hall and pond that you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank juntimani
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Just walking down to the temple complex is worth the trip. You can walk around the temple very easily and enjoy the wonderful architecture on display

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

One of the most fascinating sites I have ever visited. Entering the temple complex you will forget being in the middle of a loud, quickly developing mega-city. Take time, don't rush - it is worth spending there hours.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zzzoltan
Reviewed July 3, 2018

within waking distance from Chuanxingulou metro station (line 2), a beautiful temple site with ponds, pagodas etc. Small entrance fee to pay ( maybe around RMB 6) Good to spend time up to an hour

Date of experience: June 2018
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The airport is about 30~60 minutes away from the city and traffic there is really unpredictable and can really bad if you're caught. I think if you would still like to leave the airport to take a breather, go to Green Lake... More
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