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Yuantong Temple

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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
1  Thank b0wdy
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
2  Thank Mike_Jkt
Reviewed June 30, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 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!).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paula L
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 28, 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