Bamboo Temple

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About Bamboo Temple

Buddhist temple near the top of Yu'an Mountain in the range of hills that runs along the western edge of Kunming. It was the very first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism anywhere in Yunnan. In 1983 it was recognized by the State Council as a major Buddhist temple.

The temple is noted for its idiosyncratic sculptures depicting arhats, or enlightened people, which were commissioned during one of the structure's many rebuildings from 1883 to 1890.

Yu'an Mountain