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Key words: key national cultural and historical relics.China Golden Temple Exhibition Center

Location:located on Mingfeng Hill, 11km northeast of Kunming

Highlights

The Golden temple

Golden Temple was built in Ming dynasty and was reconstructed by Wu Sangui in the 10th year of the Kangxi Period (1671 A .D.) made by brass which is the mixture of copper and zinc. That’s why it is named as “the golden temple”. It is totally weighted 250 tons and 6.7 meters high; it is the biggest and heaviest as well as the best preserved copper temple in China. It is a key national cultural and historical relics. The whole temple reflects the excellent metallurgical and casting technology more than 300 years ago in Yunnan.

The Golden Temple


Since its establishment, the Golden Temple have been existed for more than 380 years in Phoenix Song Mountain, Kunming. Observed from the inner side of the golden temple, the Buddha sculpture、plaques、pillars and decorations are all constructed by brass and the floor、footsteps are built by classy marbles making the main temple hall grand and magnificent.

The “China Golden Temple Exhibition Cebter” here also presents miniatures of the other four golden temple extant in China now at a ratio of one to two: the Baoyun Pavilion on the Wanshou Mountain in the Summer Palace of Beijing (207tons), Golden Temple on Mount Wudang in Hubei (more than 80 tons), Copper Palace on the Wutai Mountain in shanxi (50 tons), and Golden Palace on Mount tai in Shandong(more than 20 tons). In this way, people could know by comparison that the

Golden Temple in Kunming is the most important of all the golden Temples in China.

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower was constructed in 1983. In the middle of the tower hangs a copper bell which is 3.5 meters high, has a circumference of 6.7 meters, and weighs 14 tons.The bell, cast in 1423 A.D., the 21st year of the Yongle Period of the Ming Dynasty, was previously installed in Xuanhua Tower at the south gate of Kunming. It ranks fourth on the list of ancient bells in China.

   The Golden Temple,Kunming

Botanical Garden

The Landscape and Botanical Garden of Kunming covers 33 hectares. So far nine flower gardens, such as the Camellia Garden, Yulan Magnolia Garden and Azalea Garden,have already been established in it. The Camellia Garden, the largest camellia garden with the most varieties of camellia trees in China, covers an area of more than 10 hectares and has more than 10,000 camellia trees of 40 varieties.

Azalea  Camellia


kingdom of nonferrous metals

Golden Temple and Yongle Bell vividly show that Yunnan has been the “kingdom of nonferrous metals”, and the botanical garden exhibits the beauty and elegance of Yunnan as the “kingdom of plants” and the “kingdom of the flowers”.

Bronze pigs  Bronza Ox  Tiger and ox

Tours including The Golden Temple

Fascinating Attractions Nearby

Kunming City Museum

The Kunming City Museum is a historical museum and one of the popular tourist attractions in Kunming City, which is encompassed by the Yunnan Province in China. The museum is quite comprehensive for a local museum; all in all, it occupies an area of 5,000 square meters.

The Western Hills

Western Hills boasts an excellent environment with flourishing flowers and dense forest, providing tourists an excellent environment to enjoy the tranquility and marvelous scenery. They have also been given another name - 'Sleeping Beauty Hills' for the hills because its skyline looks like a beautiful young lady laying beside Dianchi Lake with her face upward and her hair trailling into water

Stone Forest

An old local saying says that 'If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.' Truly, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

Admission Fee:¥30

Opening Hours:07:30 to 18:00

Attraction Transportation:Take bus no. 10, 47, 57, 69, 71, 76, 142, 146 or 147 and get off at Golden Temple (Jin Dian) Station.

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