The Golden Temple
Jin Dian: The Golden Temple, Kunming
A Kunming city tours is not complete without a visit to the Golden Temple (Jin Dian). The Golden Temple (Jin Dian) is located 11 km north of Kunming in a lovely pine forest at the top of “Phoenix Song Mountain”.
The original shrine was dedicated to Zhen Wu and was made from gold, hence the name: Golden Temple. In 1604 the original shrine was brought to Jizu Shan where it was lost during the Cultural Revolution.
The present Zhen Wu shrine is made of bronze. Apart from the lovely Zhen Wu Taoist Shrine, there is the 14 ton bell from 1423 and the colossal, original bronze sword said to be used in battle by Zhen Wu.
The easiest way to visit Jin Dian (Golden Temple) is making it part of a city tour. You can also reach the Jin Dian Park by public bus or by local taxi.