Southwestern China Travel Guide

Southwestern China Sights

Yuantong Temple (Yuántōng sì)

  • 30 Yuantong Jie Map It
  • Kunming
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

The largest temple in the city, Yuantong Temple dates back some 1,200 years to the Tang Dynasty. The compound consists of a series of gates leading to the inner temple, which is surrounded by a pond brimming with fish and turtles. The chanting of worshippers in the serene environment makes it hard to believe you're in the middle of a big city. In the back of the compound a temple houses a statue of Sakyamuni (the Buddha), a gift from the king of Thailand.

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30 Yuantong Jie, Kunming, Yunnan, 650031, China

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Published 01/20/2010


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