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Address: 12km (7 miles) northwest of town, Kunming, China
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Another nice temple in Kunming

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.

Reviewed 16 January 2017
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Meitar, Israel
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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 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 it was earlier in the Tang Dynasty (607 to 918 AD), this temple had to... More 

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Meitar, Israel
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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.

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Rome
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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 bamboo environment but there are 2 rooms filled with about 200 monk statues very particular.... More 

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Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 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.

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Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 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: minibus 6 + line 2 1RMB.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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 reservioir is nearby and the forest is a quiet place to spend a day.

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 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 there.

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Hangzhou, China
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you have been to other temples you have already been here. The only unique feature is the Luohan statues which are in two rooms on either side of the entrance to the temple and although they are interesting it is not worth taking a trip especially to see them. It is certainly quiet and quite far away from the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Best things about this place are: 1. gets you out of town to quiet place in the hills. 2. interesting statues and figures. Take a bus or minivan or taxi to get there. Best to go during the weekdays rather than weekends.

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Hangzhou
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I have visited so many temples include the famous Mogao Grottoes renowned fo frescos in Gansu, but when i arrived there, i was shocked by the life-sized and well-proportioned Luohan statues here. Unlike the Buddha statues often seen in other temples, which are imposing, magnificent and awe-inspriing, Luohan staues are secularized gods. They are more funny and more close to... More 

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