Being a national key cultural relics protection units, the Golden Temple is located in the east mingfeng foothills which is 7 kilometers away the northern suburbs of Kunming city, and it is a famous Taoist temple in Yunnan province. It is China’s largest copper architecture which is much more intact than the Longevity Hill in Summer Palace and much larger than the Hubei Wudang Mountain. It is the largest pure copper temple in China nowadays and it releases unripe brightness under the sun and looks dazzling, therefore comes the name of “Golden Temple” and being a famous scenic spot in Yunnan province.
Golden Temple features square appearance with its length of 6.15 meters and height 6.7 meters and total weight about 200 tons. The whole architecture sculpture is exquisite, proportion, aesthetically pleasing, and extremely fine realistically imitates the wooden classical architecture of the double-hipped roof jehiel mountain type .Though it has experienced hundreds of years of ups and downs and turn to primitive simplicity nowadays, it has provided important physical materials to the researches of metallurgy casting technology from the Ming and Qing dynasty in Yunnan province and also to the modelling and decoration of wood construction of the end of the Qing dynasty.
Golden Temple has 500 acres of tower landscape botanical garden and it has built ten parks such as tea garden, azalea garden, magnolia garden, rose garden, greenhouse zone etc. and introduced over 2000 garden plants. Golden Temple is a unique travel scenic spot and also a combination of human landscape and natural landscape. In the back of the Golden Temple, there are one camellia and two crape myrtles which were planted in Ming dynasty and thousands of camellia flowers are in full bloom during the Spring festival time.
Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 20 RMB/adult; 2) Opening time: 7:30 a.m.-18:00 p.m.3) Ways to gi there: take the city public buses No.10,60,71,76,146 and 147 to the Golden Temple stop.