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As the biggest existing temple of Kunming area with a history of more than 900 years, Huating Temple is a famous sacred place for Buddhism with large and significant halls and buildings such as the Bell Tower, Hall of Heavenly Kings, Mahavira Hall.

The sculpture of Buddha and five hundred statues of Arhat here are quite unique, so are the historic couplets. In addition, there are various famous flowers and precious botanies such as Arhat pine. The temple has been experienced destruction several times. The existing one was repaired by the monk Xuyun in 1923 and thus also called “Yunxi Buddhist Temple”.

Inside the temple are some ancient buildings, the Mahavira Hall, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Avalokitesvara Tower and Bell Tower, Rain Flower Pavilion and the Free Life Pond. Three statues of golden Buddhist with a height of 1.6 feet stand in the Main hall in an exquisite design and gracious look. On both sides of the Hall of Heavenly Kings stand the vivid golden statues of four heavenly kings and Maitreya.

[via visitourchina.com website]

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