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Golden Temple of Kunming

Updated:2017-11-28 16:23:11   english.yunnan.cn

Perched on the Mingfeng Mountain eight kilometers from the downtown of Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province, the Golden Temple was first built in 1602 during the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). And in 1637, the temple was moved to the Jizu Mountain in west Yunnan’s Binchuan County. During the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1661-1722) in the Qing Dynasty, Wu Sangui, “King who pacifies the west”, rebuilt the temple by using 250 tons of bronze. 

6.7 meters high, the Golden Temple is the largest bronze-made architecture in China. Its beams, windows, curtains, Taoist statues, inscribed board and couplets are all made of bronze. The walls were made with cast panels covered with exquisite and diverse designs. They are examples of the smelting and casting techniques in Yunnan a few centuries ago.

Today, the Golden Temple and its surrounding area is developed into a 4A scenic spot. Traveling in the scenic spot, you will be not only impressed by the profound culture including the traditional architectural style and various historical relics, but also immersed the natural scenery since the scenic spot is also a national forest park.  

Editor: Eric Wang


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Editor: Eric Wang