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Gantong Temple
Dali Top 3 in Important Religious Institution

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496 Reviews
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Closed Open from 1/1-12/31,8:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Dali Cangshan St. Yingnan, Dali, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture
Phone: 0872-2674147

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Gantong Temple under the Gantong Cableway, if you have enough time to visit the Cangshan Mountains in Dali, you can go up to check in. It takes 5 minutes to walk up from the plaque. It is quite tiring to walk. You can buy incense by yourself.

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  • CookKim
    CookKim
    Seattle
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    Tea at the nunnery

    This is a lovely temple, reached by a lovely walk through the woods. Behind the courtyard is a nunnery with a reading room and a tea room that are lovely quiet sanctuaries. I wanted to linger all day.

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  • Joe H
    Joe H
    Downers Grove
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    Best starting point to explore the mountain.

    Explore every trail for a slow climb up the mountain from here. This is one of the best things to do in Dali. I won't say too much.

    Reviewed on /Date(1444670672000+0800)/

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Introduction

The Gantong Temple is found in the south of Shengying Peak in Diancang Mountain, between Dali Ancient Town and Xiaguan, also known as Dangshan Temple. Gantong Temple is backed by the Cangshan Mountains where snow has not been released during any of the four seasons. Facing the vast expanse of the Erhai Sea, one of the cableways of Cangshan Mountain is located beside the mountain gate. Gantong Temple has a long history, has experienced many vicissitudes of life, has risen and declined several times, and the temple was at a grand scale at its peak period.
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