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Kunming Golden Temple, Kunming

#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Kunming
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Leave your worries at the foot as you climb the marble steps to Kunming Golden Temple through a series of "Heavenly Gates." Once at the temple, you can experience the perfect serenity of this "Hall of Supreme Harmony" while taking in the beauty of the gardens around it--including a camellia and two myrtles planted in the Ming dynasty. The temple itself, the largest copper temple in China, dates back to the 17th century. Don't miss the large 600-year-old copper bell and a 20 kg (44 lb) double-edged (magic) sword belonging to the Taoist deity who, legend has it, watches over the hill. For a less energetic visit, take a taxi or bus up and walk back down, enjoying the views. Stop at the shops for some souvenirs. Add Kunming Golden Temple and other attractions to your Kunming trip itinerary using our Kunming online trip planner.
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  • The ancient temples located at this site are quite amazing and worth taking a day to visit. They are located on the top of a small mountain so if you like hiking and viewing historical sites this is.....  more »
  • This temple is in the center of the city and very easy to get to. As noted there are beggars outside. Not much to see, but very peaceful and lovely.  more »
  • Okay, the maps and signs here really sucked. What made this even loosely worth four stars were the bell tower and the main palace complex. There were also some interesting birds. Everything inside is quite touristy, so if you want snacks or water, pack it in.
  • The maps ans signs amazing here really beautiful sucked.

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