Jianshui Temple: A place where Chinese traditional culture is located
Jianshui Temple is located in Jianshui County, northwest of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. It is one of the largest large-scale Confucian temples in the country. It was built in the year of 22 (AD). 1285), the third temple first established in Yunnan Province after Zhongqing (Kunming) and Dali. After the Ming and Qing dynasties expansion, the area covers 114 acres, the overall layout adopts the central axis symmetrical palace style, which is modeled after the pattern of Qufu Confucius Temple. There are 1 hall, 2 , 2 halls, 2 pavilions, 5 , 8 squares. It is a group of large-scale buildings. Stepping into the gate is the solemn "Taihe Yuanqi" workshop, facing the "Xuehai" (Dianchi) of more than 20 acres, the blue waters in the pond, the Liusi squatting around, the Sile Pavilion built in the pool, left and right" "Liemon" and "Yi Road". Step by step, the star door. There are Dachengmen, Dongxiu, Dacheng Hall, Qi Sheng Ci, Ming Lun Tang, Zunjing Pavilion and other buildings.
Dacheng Hall was built during the Ming Dynasty, and 28 columns support the entire hall. The first 12 trees are stone scorpions, each 5 meters high and weighs 5,000 kilograms. They are carved from a single piece of large bluestone. Around the gate, two dragons carved around the pillars are called "Shilong Baozhu". The front 22 lattice doors are carved by birds and beasts in different shapes. The roof of the glass tile is dazzling. The ancient cypresses around the temple are solemn and majestic. They are known as the Golden and Magnificent, which is second only to Shandong and Qufu Confucius Temple. It is a key cultural relics protection unit in Yunnan Province.
The "Organization of the Annals of Yunnan Province" edited during the Republic of China recorded: Jianshui Temple of Literature is the largest in the art of the Qufu Temple in Shandong.