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Yuantong Temple

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Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank juntimani
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank CorneliusM35
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank Zzzoltan
Reviewed 4 July 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

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a small gem of a temple complex. Simply lovely, both energetically and visually. Just by chance,we heard chanting at one of the temples in the back and that was one of the highlights of our month in China. It is probably possible to...More

Thank zeytinlari
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This Buddhist temple was impressive, with many places to explore. Keep walking in to find some lovely surprises. It's so peaceful and beautiful. There were many monks walking around when we were there (snapping photos with their phones!).

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A must when you are in Kunming. Very nice place to visite. Beautiful temple and peaceful surrounding.

Thank RandiPenot
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Beautiful temple. Tranquil. Walk the entire grounds. Eat at the low-cost vegetarian restaurant. Seems historic although obviously restored. Best temple in Kunming itself.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Nice place to spend time there, Paid about 16RMB for entrance and lightening. It looks like a Tibetian Culture temple and located in side city. Not bad we can go see the different culture and their prayers.

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29 June 2016|
Response from Sia65 | Reviewed this property |
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