The Jianshui Confucius Temple, the biggest temple
in Yunnan Province, is Located near the north Gate to Jianshui.
Its scale is second only to that of the Qufu Confucius temple
in Shandong Province and is now one of the provincial historical
relics. It is recorded that the Jianshui Confucius Temple was
built in 1285. The temple covers an area of 114mu, imitating the
style of the Qufu Confucius Temple, namely, a central - axis structure
like a palace. This complex includes a main hall, two side - halls,
three pavilions, four gates, five clan halls and eight memorial
archways, all of which are kept in gook splendid.
The temple is surrounded with trees giving
it a solemn appearance. On the westem side of the temple,
there are two symbiotic trees. It is said that they were
planted in the Yuan Dynasty. One is a cypress and the other
is a banyan, which forms the unique picture ''Marshal Wan
embracing Miss Bai''.
Family's Private Garden