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Jianshui Ancient City
Jianshui Top 3 in Local History

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469 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
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Open Open from 1/1-12/31
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: Nanzhuang Section, Lin'an Town, Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture

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Yunnan Jianshui Ancient City. Into this ancient cultural city of a thousand years, the traces of history are visible, the cultural atmosphere is still rich. Whether it is the magnificent Chaoyang Tower or the quaint Lin'an Street, whether it is the elegant and beautiful Zhujia Garden or the Hanlin House of Shuxiangmendi, although it has experienced vicissitudes and shows variegated, it feels more authentic and true. ​​​

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  • MinibearX
    MinibearX
    Shanghai
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    Mix of old and new

    There are not many ancient towns left in China. Jianshui has been partially preserved. Still see most of the old town and how people live but lots of renovation and new builds. All mixed up.

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  • lucasjnl
    lucasjnl
    Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland
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    A true Chinese gem

    A pretty walled town with very attractive sights such as the imposing Confucius temple. At night there is a nice lampoon lit shopping street with ceramic and teashops and fine restaurants. The old fol...

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  • NswAustraliaDidi
    NswAustraliaDidi
    NSW AUSTRALIA
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    Impressive

    We were impressed with our visit to Jianshui, it didn’t appear over commercialised and had a real day to day living feel. The pedestrian streets through the old town give a glimpse of days gone by, wi...

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  • HantsJames
    HantsJames
    UK
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    Very nice

    A very nice, if small, old city, more genuine than most and not very touristic. Nice restaurants and shops. Well worth a visit.

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  • Dominikam1991
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    Great place out of the beaten track.

    It is a great city worth visiting. I was travelling from Kunming to the rice terraces not sure if it is worth stopping here on our way. I did in the end and spent whole 3 days in here. It is beautiful...

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Introduction

The ancient city of Jianshui, known as Lin'an historically, is a famous city with a profound historical and cultural background. It is located in Jianshui County in Honghe Prefecture. The ancient city of Jianshui is listed as a National Historical and Cultural City. It has been in existence for twelve centuries. The ancient buildings in the city are beautiful and well preserved. The Temple of Literature, Zhu's Garden and the School of Examinations in the ancient city all reflect Confucius’s ethos of the ancient city of Jianshui. More than fifty ancient buildings have been preserved to date, which won Jianshui the moniker the “Ancient Architecture Museum” and the “House Museum.”
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