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Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si)

12km Northwest Of Town, Kunming, China
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Nice statues

This is a nice relaxing temple with some good sculptures. Worth a visit but public transport is a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Shah Alam, Malaysia
via mobile
Winding, hilly road to get there but interesting history

While I was not too impressed by the temple grounds or buildings, the 500 statues of "ordinary... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
James K
Toronto, Canada
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30 Jul 2017
“Nice statues ”
16 Jan 2017
“Another nice temple in Kunming”
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12km Northwest Of Town, Kunming, China
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice relaxing temple with some good sculptures. Worth a visit but public transport is a bit scarce if you don't read Chinese

Thank pianocello
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

While I was not too impressed by the temple grounds or buildings, the 500 statues of "ordinary people", dressed in their work clothes, was impressive, although some were not available due to renovations. Built in the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD), although some say...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is nice temple in the city. it isn't the biggest one but it's cheap, quite and allows a short walk. you can try the lunch inside the temple.

1  Thank svc769
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went there by taxi because of short time available. Taxi are not tuo expensive compared to Western prices and by 30 euros you go, walt and back. It is around 45 minutes from kunming. Temple itself is not special also if in a nice...More

2  Thank travelgio
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Almost 1:30 hours drive from the city center with buses. Just a regular small temple, there is nothing special about it. Even if it was the first temple i have ever seen in china, i would have been disappointed.

2  Thank MSisr1
Reviewed 7 October 2013

+ Nice temple, but nothing special. - Remote place, so the taxi driver started to haggle about th efare, since there are no passengers. bla bla. I payed and sent him away. The taxi to the temple: 50RMB, The trip back to town only 7RMB:...More

Thank dirk S
Reviewed 10 August 2013

In terms of temples, this one dosn't offer much different than any other buddhist temple in KM. What I think is nice about the bamboo temple is it's location. It is just outside the 3rd ring road and is a great bike trip. The Zhaozong...More

2  Thank JZMGold
Reviewed 30 May 2013

A nice enough and quiet temple to visit, bit not too outstanding. If you rent a bike to get there, take a map; Kunming's roads are likely to have changed since your map was printed and you might have to take crab walk to get...More

Thank MastaBaba
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you have been to other temples you have already been here. The only unique feature is the Luohan statues which are in two rooms on either side of the entrance to the temple and although they are interesting it is not worth taking a...More

1  Thank jomajami
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Best things about this place are: 1. gets you out of town to quiet place in the hills. 2. interesting statues and figures. Take a bus or minivan or taxi to get there. Best to go during the weekdays rather than weekends.

3  Thank happysheepChina
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