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Yuantong Temple, Kunming

#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Kunming
Must see · Religious Site · Historic Site
A flamboyant mix of Ming and Qing architecture embellish one the most important Buddhist temples in the region, 1,200-year-old Yuantong Temple. A gentle descent amidst lush cypress trees leads to the picturesque scenery of highly decorated temples, small bridges, and a fusion of vibrant colors. In the midst of the green pond lies the temple shrine with a golden Buddha statue. See devotees bringing incense and candles while the sounds of monks echo through the complex. The pond thrives with multitudes of little turtles and frogs inhabiting the water. Use our Kunming tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Yuantong Temple and other attractions in Kunming.
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  • Packed with turtles, this Taoist temple is located right in the center of the Spring city, Quite a nice walk, positive athmospher.  more »
  • very pleasant walk inside the temple, hearing monks chanting. there are very nice stone carving as well! Buddhist temple related to Manchushree/Guanyin.  more »

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