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Address: Yuantong Jie, Kunming, China
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US$169.00*
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
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Good place to see cherry blossoms

I was there in late February, and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to open. This is a peaceful Zen Buddhist temple which is actually housing monks and nuns, not just a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ZhongguoKM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there in late February, and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to open. This is a peaceful Zen Buddhist temple which is actually housing monks and nuns, not just a place for tourists to come. Buddhists visit to pray and study from all over China. It is built around a small lake with bridges and pagodas. At noon... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a temple With long history but lack explanation so you have to google before visiting the place. Not a big place probably 30mins should be ok. Near CuiHu Green Lake so you can go over after visiting it.

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Biella, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been here twice, I must say I had a really pleasant time. Despite the temple design and the surrounding(quite impressive), what I really liked was the peace u could feel around, no sound at all. When you stay around Kunming for a while a kind of peace like that in the middle of city center, you are gonna love it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This temple must have been very impressive when it was first built and as they say it is unusual in that you walk down (a few flights of steps) to the main temple complex. It has been poorly maintained though and the lake / pool which surrounds the temple was so dirty I found it a little off-putting - signs... More 

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Wels, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The best Temple to visit in Kunming. Easy to reach with taxi or car. a massive entrance gate which is very well restored. wide park like arrangement with several smaller temples and nice old and newer buildings. There is a lake in the middle of the temple and it is full of small turtles and frogs One can visit all... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

They charge foreigners but not Chinese. Never mind where you were born, what counts is you LOOK Chinese. Not much to see

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Well preserved Buddhist Temple offering impressive architecture and decoration work. This temple is one the most important Buddhist Temples nation wise. Good to visit in an hour time. 6 RMN entrance fee per person. A must visit site while in Kunming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very peaceful place. Beautiful structures and bright colours. In the main temple there are some nicely done carvings of snakes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful temple with many different areas and statues. I like that the temple was in use, so we got to see how the Chinese people interacted and used the grounds. It takes about an hour to walk around at a leisurely pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful spot to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. not far from the large park/lake. Terrapins are in abundance in the water around the buildings within the temple. Very enjoyable and well worth visiting. one of my favourite places to visit after a week in Kunming,

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