Like other old towns in China, Guandu Old Town, located about 22 km from downtown Kunming, has a number of well preserved and maintained historic sites which can conveniently be summarized as “six temples, seven pavilions and eight shrines”.
The buildings in the town now house numerous shops, restaurants and food stalls which combine to form a busy and colorful market catering to tourists which is truly a very pleasant place to spend a day.
At the center of the plaza in the Old Town is the town landmark Jingang or Varja Pagoda which was built in 1457. On the western side of the plaza are twin Bai-style Pagoda’s beyond which is the well maintained Miaozhan Temple within a pleasantly quiet compound. Nearby is the smaller Fading Temple and of course there are other smaller Temples and Pavilions nearby.
Add: about 20 km southeast Kunming, near the Luosiwan International Trade Town
Entry fee: free
How to go there?
Public bus No. 31, stop at Guandu Old Town; 154, stop at Baoxianghe