Longquan Temple (龙泉观) is located on the Panlong Mountain to the east of Dianchi Lake, 40 kilometers from Kunming. Panlong Temple, one of three Buddhism holy lands in Yunnan, was built in the Yuan Dynasty.
盘龙寺 Panlong Temple, Yunnan
Panlong Temple was originally established in 1347, or the 7th year of Zhizheng Period of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), by Buddhist Master Lianfeng.
Every year worshipers, pervading incense together with singing and dancing present a splendid sight on Panlong Festival.
The temple is renowned for its three ancient trees, namely the plum tree of Tang dynasty (618–907), cypress tree of the Song dynasty (960–1279) and tea of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
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Images of the Panlong Temple
Original photos: Matteo Damiani (click on the image to enlarge)
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